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Assoc Prof Caroline Johnson

General Practitioner, Vic

Associate Professor Caroline Johnson has three decades of experience in general practice and since the late 1990s has combined medical education, mental health advocacy and research with her clinical work, to develop novel insights into how primary mental health care can be optimised.

Alongside her extensive experience as an educator at undergraduate, vocational training and postgraduate levels, she has represented the profession of General Practice on numerous advisory groups, national committees and as a previous Board Member of Mental Health Australia.  She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Eastern Melbourne PHN and the RACGP representative on the Equally Well Alliance.

As a researcher, Caroline is uniquely placed to assist with translation of evidence into real-world practice due to her in-depth knowledge of the primary care mental health system and how it interacts with the broader health system. She is a founding Associate Investigator of the ALIVE National Centre for Mental Health Research Translation.  Her current research focusses on how decision support tools can be implemented in routine clinical practice to assist primary care providers and people with lived experience to more efficiently and effectively navigate access to appropriate mental health care.

 

 

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.