Dr Amelia Gulliver

BA/BScPsych (Hons) (UC), PhD (ANU)
Research Fellow

Biography

Dr Gulliver is an early career research fellow at the Centre for Mental Health Research, Research School of Population Health, ANU. She completed her PhD in 2013, which investigated mental health and help-seeking in young elite athletes. Dr Gulliver's research focuses on finding practical solutions to improve mental health in key at-risk population groups, particularly young people.

Dr Gulliver's primary research interests include lived experience research, mental health and help-seeking in young people, and the development, evaluation, and implementation of technology-based mental health programs. Dr Gulliver's work for the Translational e-Mental Health Research Unit focuses on how to improve engagement with online mental health programs. She has recently completed the development and trial of an Engagement-Facilitation Intervention that was designed to improve uptake and adherence to a self-guided online program for depression and anxiety.

Dr Gulliver is also interested in the improvement of mental health in university students. She completed a project funded by the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre in 2016 to develop a virtual mental health clinic designed specifically for tertiary student populations (The Uni Virtual Clinic). The pilot trial evaluating the feasibility and acceptability of the UVC has been completed. Dr Gulliver is also involved in a trial commencing in 2020, to investigate the effectiveness of a transdiagnostic online program for university student mental health funded by Australian Rotary Health.

Dr Gulliver's research for ACACIA: The ACT Consumer and Carer Mental Health Research Unit aims to involve people with lived experience of mental health problems as consumers and/or carers in the research process and conduct research relevant to their needs. Recent projects have included a longitudinal study of the COVID-19 lockdown on the mental health of Australians, a pilot trial to evaluate the Music Engagement Program for people living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, a trial examining the impact of a peer worker-led recovery program in a public mental health service, and a project for Beyond Blue to create a new measure of recovery for the Way Back suicide program.

Research

Research interests

  • Help-seeking in young people
  • University student mental health
  • e-mental health
  • Depression and anxiety disorders
  • Lived experience research
  • Translation of research into policy and practice

Groups

Publications

  • Gulliver, A, Pike-Rowney, G, Banfield, M et al. 2021, 'The Music Engagement Program for people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia: Pilot feasibility trial outcomes', Evaluation and Program Planning, vol. 87, no. 101930.
  • Gulliver, A, Calear, A, Sunderland, M et al. 2020, 'Consumer-Guided Development of an Engagement-Facilitation Intervention for Increasing Uptake and Adherence for Self-Guided Web-Based Mental Health Programs: Focus Groups and Online Evaluation Survey', JMIR Formative Research, vol. 4, no. 10, pp. 1-15.
  • Batterham PJ, Calear AL, Farrer, LM, Gulliver A, Kurz E. (2020). Efficacy of a transdiagnostic self-help internet intervention for reducing depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation in adults: a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research.
  • Dawel, A, Shou, Y, Smithson, M et al. 2020, 'The Effect of COVID-19 on Mental Health and Wellbeing in a Representative Sample of Australian Adults', Frontiers in Psychiatry, vol. 11, pp. 1-8.
  • Farrer, L, Gulliver, A, Katruss, N et al 2020, 'Development of the Uni Virtual Clinic: an online programme for improving the mental health of university students', British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 333-346.
  • Batterham PJ, Poyser P, Gulliver A, et al, 2020. Development and psychometric properties of the Functioning and Recovery Scale: A new measure to assess psychosocial functioning after a suicide attempt. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior.
  • Banfield, M., Morse, AR., Gulliver, A. 2020. Contextual influences on the impact of a peer worker-led self-stigma program for people with mental health issues: Protocol for an interventional implementation science study. Implementation Science Communications, 1, 26.
  • Batterham, P, Calear, A, Sunderland, M et al 2019, 'A brief intervention to increase uptake and adherence of an online program for depression and anxiety: Protocol for the Enhancing Engagement with Psychosocial Interventions (EEPI) Randomized Controlled Trial', Contemporary Clinical Trials, vol. 78, no. March 2019, pp. 107-115.
  • Batterham, P, Calear, A, Gulliver, A et al 2019, 'Efficacy of a transdiagnostic, video-based online program for reducing depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation in adults: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial', Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, vol. 14.
  • Gulliver, A, Banfield, M, Morse, A et al. 2019, 'A Peer-Led Electronic Mental Health Recovery App in a Community-Based Public Mental Health Service: Pilot Trial', JMIR Formative Research, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 1-9.
  • Gulliver, A, Pike, G, Banfield, M et al. 2019, 'Evaluation of the Music Engagement Program for people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia: Study protocol for a pilot trial', Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, vol. 15, no. 100419, pp. 1-7.
  • Morse, A, Forbes, O, Jones, B et al. 2019, 'Whose story is it? Mental health consumer and carer views on carer participation in research [IN PRESS]', Health Expectations, vol. Online, pp. 1-7.
  • Morse, A, Forbes, O, Jones, B et al. 2019, 'Australian Mental Health Consumer and Carer Perspectives on Ethics in Adult Mental Health Research', Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 234-242.
  • Farrer, L, Gulliver, A, Katruss, N et al 2019, 'A novel multi-component online intervention to improve the mental health of university students: Randomised controlled trial of the Uni Virtual Clinic', Internet Interventions, vol. 18, no. 0.
  • Gulliver, A, Morse, A, Wilson, N et al. 2018, 'An evaluation of a tailored care program for complex and persistent mental health problems: Partners in Recovery program', Evaluation and Program Planning, vol. 68, pp. 99-107pp.
  • Gulliver, A, Farrer, L, Bennett, K et al 2018, 'University staff experiences of students with mental health problems and their perceptions of staff training needs', Journal of Mental Health, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 247-256pp.
  • Banfield, M, Randall, R, O'Brien, M et al. 2018, 'Lived experience researchers partnering with consumers and carers to improve mental health research: Reflections from an Australian initiative', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 1219-1229pp.
  • Alene, K, Clements, A, McBryde, E et al 2018, 'Mental health disorders, social stressors, and health-related quality of life in patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Infection, vol. 77, no. 5, pp. 357-367pp.
  • Banfield, M, Morse, A, Gulliver, A et al. 2018, 'Mental health research priorities in Australia: a consumer and carer agenda', Health Research Policy and Systems, vol. 16, no. 119, pp. 11pp.
  • Farrer, L & Gulliver, A, 2018. Going virtual: how can technology play a role in supporting students with mental health problems? University and College Counselling, Nov 18.
  • Loo Gee, B. Batterham, PJ, Griffiths, KM, Gulliver, A. (2018) Pilot Trial of an Ecological Momentary Intervention for Social Anxiety. Computer Human Interaction (CHI) 2018, 1-4.
  • Gulliver, A, Banfield, M, Reynolds, J et al. 2017, 'A Peer-Led Electronic Mental Health Recovery App in an Adult Mental Health Service: Study Protocol for a Pilot Trial', JMIR Research Protocols, vol. 6, no. 12, pp. e248.
  • Ali, K, Farrer, L, Fassnacht, D et al 2017, 'Perceived Barriers and Facilitators Towards Help-seeking for Eating Disorders: A Systematic Review', International Journal of Eating Disorders, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 9-21.
  • Gulliver, A 2017, 'Commentary: Mental Health in Sport (MHS): Improving the Early Intervention Knowledge and Confidence of Elite Sport Staff', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 8, pp. 3pp..
  • Gulliver, A, Farrer, L, Bennett, K et al 2017, 'University staff mental health literacy, stigma and their experience of students with mental health problems', Journal of Further and Higher Education, vol. Online.
  • Loo Gee, B, Griffiths, K & Gulliver, A 2016, 'Effectiveness of mobile technologies delivering Ecological Momentary Interventions for stress and anxiety: a systematic review', Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 221-229.
  • Chan, J, Farrer, L, Gulliver, A et al 2016, 'University Students' Views on the Perceived Benefits and Drawbacks of Seeking Help for Mental Health Problems on the Internet: A Qualitative Study', JMIR Human Factors, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. e3.
  • Farrer, L, Gulliver, A, Bennett, K et al 2016, 'Demographic and psychosocial predictors of major depression and generalised anxiety disorder in Australian university students', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 16, no. 241, pp. 1-9.
  • Gulliver, A 2015, 'A range of personality traits and health beliefs influence mental health help-seeking behaviour in young people', Evidence-based nursing, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 117-117.
  • Gulliver, A, Farrer, L, Chan, J et al 2015, 'Technology-based interventions for tobacco and other drug use in university and college students: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 1-10pp.
  • Farrer, L, Gulliver, A, Bennett, K et al 2015, 'Exploring the acceptability of online mental health interventions among university teaching staff: Implications for intervention dissemination and uptake', Internet Interventions, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 359-365.
  • Gulliver, A, Griffiths, K, Mackinnon, A et al 2015, 'The mental health of Australian elite athletes', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 255-261.
  • Ali, K, Farrer, L, Gulliver, A et al 2015, 'Online peer to peer support for young people with mental health problems: a systematic review', JMIR Mental Health, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. e19-e19.
  • Farrer, L, Gulliver, A, Chan, J et al 2015, 'University Students’ Views on the Perceived Benefits and Drawbacks of Seeking Help for Mental Health Problems on the Internet: A Qualitative Study', JMIR Mental Health, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. e2-e2.
  • Gulliver, A, Bennett, K, Bennett, A et al 2015, 'Privacy issues in the development of a virtual mental health clinic for university students: a qualitative study', JMIR Mental Health, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. e9-e9.
  • Cunningham, J, Gulliver, A, Farrer, L et al 2014, 'Internet Interventions for Mental Health and Addictions: Current Findings and Future Directions', Current Psychiatry Reviews, vol. 16, no. 12, pp. 521-521.
  • Farrer, L, Gulliver, A, Chan, J et al 2013, 'Technology-based interventions for mental health in tertiary students: Systematic review', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. e101-e101.
  • Batterham, P, Gulliver, A & Farrer, L 2013, Explainer: what is depression?, The Conversation
  • Gulliver, A, Griffiths, K, Christensen, H et al 2012, 'A systematic review of help-seeking interventions for depression, anxiety and general psychological distress', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 12, no. 81.
  • Gulliver, A, Griffiths, K & Christensen, H 2012, 'Barriers and facilitators to mental health help-seeking for young elite athletes: a qualitative study', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 12, no. 157, pp. 157-157.
  • Gulliver, A, Griffiths, K, Christensen, H et al 2012, 'Internet-based interventions to promote mental health help-seeking in elite athletes: an exploratory randomized controlled trial. ', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. e69-e69.
  • Gulliver, A, Griffiths, K & Christensen, H 2010, 'Perceived barriers and facilitators to mental health help-seeking in young people: a systematic review', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 10, no. 113, p. 9.
  • Christensen, H, Griffiths, K, Gulliver, A et al 2008, 'Models in the delivery of depression care: A systematic review of randomized and controlled intervention trials', BMC Family Practice Journal, vol. 9, pp. 25-31.
  • Christensen, H, Griffiths, K & Gulliver, A 2008, 'Plenty of activity but little outcome data: a review of the "grey literature" on primary care anxiety and depression programs in Australia.', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 188, no. 12, pp. S103-S106.