Work with thought leaders and academic experts in mental health

Companies can benefit from working with academic researchers in the field of Mental health in several ways. These researchers can provide valuable insights and expertise to develop evidence-based strategies for improving mental health in the workplace. They can conduct research studies to identify the specific mental health challenges faced by employees and recommend effective interventions. Academic researchers can also help companies design and implement mental health programs and policies that align with best practices and industry standards. By collaborating with mental health academic researchers, companies can enhance their understanding of mental health issues, promote employee well-being, and create a supportive and inclusive work environment.

Researchers on NotedSource with backgrounds in mental health include Kostadin Kushlev, Joshua Cohen, Sasha Zhou, Ph.D., Sarah Arpin, Ph.D., Emmanouil Mentzakis, Laura Schulze, Ariel Kalil, Nora S Vyas, Ph.D., Carissa Clark, Luke Connelly, and Dr. Christian Waugh, Ph.D..

Luke Connelly

Professor of Health Economics, The University of Queensland, CBEH
Research Interests (43)
Health economics
insurance
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Human Factors and Ergonomics
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About
Luke Connelly is Professor of Health Economics at the Centre for the Business and Economics of Health. He also holds a Professorial appointment (part-time) at The University of Bologna, to which he was appointed in 2017 via the Italian “Direct Call” ([link](https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/luke.connelly/en)) process. In 2019 he was appointed as Honorary Professor at The University of Sydney. His main interests are in health economics and insurance economics and the effects of institutions (including legal constructs) on incentives and behaviour. He has also worked in other fields of applied microeconomics, including education economics and transport economics. His publications include papers in *Review of Income and Wealth*, *Health Economics*, *Journal of Health Economics*, *Journal of Risk and Insurance*, *Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance*, *Accident Analysis and Prevention*, *Journal of Law and Medicine*, *Journal of Clinical Epidemiology*, *European Journal of Health Economics*, *International Journal of Health Economics and Finance*, *Social Science and Medicine*, *Economic Papers*, *Economic Analysis and Policy*, *Journal of Transport Economics and Policy*, *Labour Economics*, *Economics and Human Biology* as well as in a range of clinical journals, including *Lancet*. Luke has served on a number of public committees including the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC), which advises the Australian Minister for Health on the safety, efficacy, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of new and extant listings on Australia's Medicare Benefits Schedule. He has extensive service on other public committees and taskforces as well as extensive teaching and consulting engagements with industry. Over his career he has been a chief investigator on research grants and contracts totalling more than $67m. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of European Journal of Health Economics and the International Journal on Environmental Research and Public Health. He is a member of the International Health Economics Association's Arrow Awards Committee, which awards an annual prize in honour of Nobel Laureate Kenneth Arrow for the best paper in the field. He is currently Guest Editor (with Christophe Courbage) on a Special Issue of the Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance on Insurance and Emerging Health Risks. His current research interests include health service innovations to improve the health of people with chronic kidney disease(CKD). Ongoing interests include the economics of disability and insurance, compensable injury compensation schemes, and the determinants of health. Luke enjoys and has considerable experience teaching economics and health economics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In 2014 he was awarded the School of Economics Distinguished Teaching Award for his teaching on UQ's Master of Health Economics Program. In July 2016 and July 2019 he also taught summer schools in Health Economics and the Economics of Insurance at The University of Lucerne, Switzerland. Over the past 10 years he has been a chief investigator on grants totalling more than $70m.

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Example mental health projects

How can companies collaborate more effectively with researchers, experts, and thought leaders to make progress on mental health?

Developing a Mental Health Training Program

An academic researcher can collaborate with a company to develop a comprehensive mental health training program for employees. This program can include workshops, webinars, and resources to educate employees about mental health, reduce stigma, and promote self-care and resilience.

Assessing Workplace Stressors

By conducting surveys and interviews, an academic researcher can identify the specific workplace stressors that impact employee mental health. This information can help companies implement targeted interventions to reduce stress and improve overall well-being.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Mental Health Programs

An academic researcher can assess the effectiveness of a company's existing mental health programs and initiatives. By collecting and analyzing data, they can provide insights on program outcomes and recommend improvements to enhance the impact on employee mental health.

Designing a Mental Health Policy Framework

Collaborating with an academic researcher can help companies develop a comprehensive mental health policy framework. This framework can guide the implementation of supportive policies, procedures, and resources to promote mental well-being in the workplace.

Creating a Mental Health Awareness Campaign

An academic researcher can assist in designing and implementing a mental health awareness campaign for a company. This campaign can raise awareness, reduce stigma, and encourage open conversations about mental health among employees.