Professor Nicholas Procter

Session titleCALD and trauma informed perspective

Biography: Professor Nicholas Procter RN, BA, Grad Dip Adult Ed, MBA, PhD is Chair: Mental Health Nursing and Director of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research and Education Group, UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences. He is the author of more than 300 academic outputs.

Nicholas is currently Australia’s national representative to the International Association for Suicide Prevention Council of National Representatives, member of the Steering Committee for the National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy and member of the Migrant and Refugee Mental Health Partnerships Council. I have held several senior independent advisory roles, including to the Office of the Prime Minister’s National Suicide Prevention Taskforce, Commonwealth Ombudsman, and to the Ministers Council for Asylum Seekers and Detention.

He is committed to lifelong learning and has completed advanced training in Trauma Informed Practice with the United States Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and as a Psychological Autopsy Investigator with the American Association of Suicidology.

His latest book Mental Health: A Person-centred Approach (published in its 3rd edition by Cambridge University Press in 2022), is the first mental health nursing title by this publisher in 500 years. It is also a standard textbook for mental health education in Australia and is well known internationally.