Professor Helen Stallman - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Professor Helen Stallman

PhD Qld., DClinPsych Qld., CertMedEd Qld., BPsych (Hons) James Cook, BSc S.Qld.

  • Professor, Clinical Psychology
  • Professorial Research Fellow - Suicide Prevention
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USC Thompson Institute
Professor Helen Stallman

Professor Helen Stallman leads the Thompson Institute's Suicide Prevention program. Helen is a world leader in the development and evaluation of psychological interventions that optimise health and wellbeing. Her focus has included suicide preventionuniversity health and wellbeing, and parenting. Dr Stallman developed the Coping Planning approach to suicide prevention and the Care · Collaborate · Connect suicide prevention training programs.

The quality and impact of Helen’s research has been recognised with a number of awards including Healthy Development Adelaide Women’s Excellence in Research Award for 2019, UniQuest Trailblazer, and the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) Award for Best Practice/Innovation.


Professional membership

  • International Association for University Health and Wellbeing
  • Australian Psychological Society Disaster Response Network
  • Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Healthy Development Adelaide
  • Student Pathways, Equity, and Enabling Network
  • Australian Wellness Network for Law

Awards / Fellowships

  • 2020 - current Honorary Research Fellow, Caboolture and Kilcoy Hospitals and Woodford Corrections Health
  • 2018–2021 The Hospital Research Foundation Fellow
  • 2019 Healthy Development Adelaide Women’s Excellence in Research Award

  • 2019 CSIRO ON Prime program participant

  • 2014 University of South Australia Early Career Researcher Networking Award

  • 2013 International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) Joint award for Award for Best Practice/Innovation for thedesk 

  • 2012 The University of Queensland Faculty of Health Sciences Award for Programs that Enhance Learning for The Learning Thermometer

  • 2011 ANZ Mental Health Services Achievement Award. Joint award for OnTrack

  • 2011 Silver in the Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Service Achievement Award Joint Award for On Track Joint award for OnTrack: Supporting your journey to health and wellbeing

  • 2010 Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards - Service/Program category Joint award for OnTrack: Supporting your journey to health and wellbeing

  • 2008 Griffith University Primary Health Care Research Evaluation & Development Writing Bursary

  • 2008 UniQuest Trailblazer Winner (Family Transitions Triple P) - innovation competition developed to reward innovative ideas and early-stage research, which have the potential to benefit the community, industry, or business as well as generate a financial return.

  • 2007 UniQuest Trailblazer Competition finalist (Family Transitions Triple P)

Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students

  • Consumer-centred healthcare
  • Suicide prevention
  • University health and wellbeing
  • Coping
  • Parenting resilience children
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Mental health assessment
  • Bereavement following suicide
  • Borderline Personality Disorder

Research grants

Project Name/Focus Investigators Funding Body &
A$ value
Mixed reality and holographic technologies (iHealth) to deliver cognitive and behavioural therapy for treatment of anxiety among teenagers with asthma. Carson-Chahhoud KV, Tai A, Spurrier N, Smith R, Esterman AJ, Gwilt I, Stallman H. Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation
Improving sleep and coping in inpatients to improve clinical outcomes and reduce hospital readmissions.   Stallman, H. M. 

The Hospital Research Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship


Psychological First Aid Training. Stallman, H. M.

Department of Veteran Affairs


Psychological First Aid Training. Stallman, H. M.

United Fasterners



Research areas

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Suicide prevention
  • University health and wellbeing
  • Parenting
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Suicide Prevention

Teaching areas

  • Clinical Psychology

Professor Helen Stallman is a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in the prevention and treatment of mental illness, the promotion of mental health and wellbeing.

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