Professor Helen Christensen

Professor Helen Christensen


Black Dog Institute
Elected in 2015
Citation on election

Professor Helen Christensen is highly regarded nationally and internationally as a leader in the development of “automated” e health applications to deliver therapeutic interventions for anxiety, depression and suicide risk, an approach that overturned the conventional wisdom that face to face clinician contact was needed to treat mental illness. Her websites are used by millions of individuals in 200 countries worldwide. She led policy in ehealth in Australia, which resulted in the ‘tele web’ measure to fund ehealth, and she successfully advocated for increased mental health research as President of Australasian Society for Mental Health Research.

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