Prof. Nicholas Procter
Debater – Chair, Mental Health Nurse, and Director
Professor Procter is Chair, Mental Health Nursing and Director of UniSA’s Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research and Education Group. He has longstanding research and education interests in suicide prevention across a range of settings. He is author of more than 300 academic outputs, most notably in mental health care, trauma informed practice, suicide prevention and lived experience engagement.
Throughout his career, Nicholas has held several independent advisory roles, including to the Office of the Prime Minister’s National Suicide Prevention Taskforce, Department of Home Affairs, Commonwealth Ombudsman, and as former Chair of the physical and mental health sub-committee for the governments of Australia and Nauru on Nauruan regional processing of asylum seekers. In addition to many other activities Professor Procter is Australia’s National Representative to International Association for Suicide Prevention.