Dr Sally Fitzpatrick is a Program Manager at Everymind. She is also a Clinical Psychologist and researcher who is passionate about the prevention of mental ill-health and suicide, as well as the promotion of wellbeing for all Australians.
Dr Fitzpatrick’s program and research work is focussed on understanding the factors that contribute to mental health and wellbeing, and the translation of this knowledge into evidence-based programs for dissemination in local communities. She is committed to working collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders to achieve a high level of program delivery.
Dr Fitzpatrick is a registered psychologist (with Clinical Psychology endorsement) and holds conjoint positions with The University of Newcastle and Macquarie University. She has a track record of securing competitive grants, including with Australian Rotary Health, Suicide Prevention Australia, and Movember. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, presented her research at national and international conferences, and is an affiliate investigator on several large research projects.
Dr Fitzpatrick currently supervises three PhD students at Everymind and was awarded the 2020 Newcastle Permanent Research Mentor of the Year - provided by the Hunter Children’s Research Foundation Community Acknowledgement of Research Excellence (CARE). Dr Fitzpatrick has combined her research with clinical work since 2008 and is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.
· BA (Welfare)
· BA Psychology (Hons)
· PhD and Master of Clinical Psychology
Current research affiliations
· Conjoint Senior Lecturer with the School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle
· Clinical Senior Lecturer with the School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Newcastle
· Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow with the Department of Psychology, Macquarie University
· Fellow of the Clinical College of Clinical Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society
· Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor
· Affiliate Investigator with the Centre for Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention (CRESP)
· Affiliated Researcher with the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)