Dr Russell Roberts

Masters of Clin Psych, Masters of Public Admin, PhD.

With state and national awards for integrated health, workforce development and E-health, Dr Russell Roberts has over two decades of experience in developing, implementing, and consolidating new and innovative health services across a range of complex environments.

Russell has extensive experience as a clinician, academic and service director. As director of a mental health service he led an organisation of over 1,000 staff, providing comprehensive services across the spectrum of care from health promotion to tertiary treatment. Facilities in his organisation ranged from one of Australia’s largest integrated mental health hospitals to teams in Australia’s most remote locations, such as Wilcannia, Lightning Ridge and Bourke.

Russell’s experience includes 15 years as a clinician and 20 years as director of services, providing 204,000 inpatient admissions and 1.3 million occasions of service. He has published 22 refereed journal articles, books and book chapters, delivered over 50 conference presentations, 11 keynote conference presentations and awarded $A3.925 million in research grant funding. Russell offers expertise in both the skills of research analysis and the practical experience of service planning, implementation and delivery.