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Prof Nicholas Procter

Mental Health Nurse and Director

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.

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.