Mental health is a National Health Priority Area and a strategic priority for NHMRC research programs.
The Mental Health Research Advisory Committee will supplement the expertise of other NHMRC committees by advising NHMRC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on mental health research needs and initiatives to ensure that NHMRC’s investment in mental health research is designed and targeted appropriately.
The functions of MHRAC are to:
- as required, provide expert advice to NHMRC’s CEO on NHMRC’s investment in mental health research, including the development of priority-driven research initiatives, that is consistent with:
- directions and recommendations of Research Committee and other NHMRC committees
- NHMRC’s Framework for the Identification and Prioritisation of Targeted Calls for Research, and
- NHMRC’s strategy for addressing the major health issues, including the National Health Priority Area of mental health, as set out in NHMRC’s current Corporate Plan.
- identify significant knowledge gaps and emerging issues in mental health, and advise on research needs in this area, including in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and
- perform other tasks as directed by the NHMRC’s CEO.
Members will have demonstrated knowledge and expertise in areas such as clinical practice, public health, health services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and consumer issues.
Mental Health Research Advisory Committee Secretariat
GPO Box 1421
Canberra ACT 2601
(02) 6217 9000