13 December 2023

Meet the 2023 Matilda data visualisation competition winners

Since 2022, the Matilda Centre has run an annual data visualisation competition encouraging Australian university students to transform mental health and substance use data into meaningful and accessible visualisations. We are happy to announce the 2023 winners in our three categories: Judge’s Choice, People’s Choice, and Best Beginner.
08 December 2023

PREMISE 2023: Innovations and achievements in prevention research

In 2023, PREMISE has continued its success, marked by significant collaboration opportunities across institutions and outstanding achievements from our Youth Advisory Board, Consumer Research Group, Early and Mid-Career Researchers, and PhD students.
08 December 2023

Connecting research to the community

As part of our celebrations for the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Matilda Centre at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Medicine and Health, we sat down with five professional staff at the Matilda Centre to share what’s different about working in a research centre.
08 December 2023

Researching a better, healthier future for Australians

High-quality research is the key to what we do at the Matilda Centre. As we enter five years of research excellence at the University of Sydney, we sit down with five academics to discuss their passions and how working at the Matilda Centre has shaped their career.
08 December 2023

Mentors, conferences, and a community

Everyone knows doing a PhD is a huge undertaking. But what is different about doing your PhD at the Matilda Centre? We asked five of our current PhD students in mental health and substance use to share their experience.
18 October 2023

Access mental health and substance use support anywhere with new digital hub

Researchers at the University of Sydney and the University of Newcastle have collaborated to establish digital hub eCliPSE (electronic Clinical Pathways to Service Excellence). We sat down with researcher Dr Louise Thornton to discuss the rollout, mental health and substance use support, and where to join the digital mental health revolution.
18 October 2023

Researching the links between healthy bodies and healthy minds

In this edition of Student Spotlight, we sit down with Research Program Officer and PhD Candidate Scarlett Smout about her work examining modifiable lifestyle behaviours, social determinants and associations with mental health among Australian adolescents.
18 October 2023

Breathing new life into complex ideas with Dr Christina Marel

In this edition of the Researcher Spotlight, the Matilda Centre team sits down with Researcher Dr Christina Marel to discuss research funding, translating complex ideas to a general audience, and what she does to support herself when she's feeling down.
18 October 2023

Out and about with the Matilda Centre

Catch up with the latest research and program outcomes at the Matilda Centre across Australia in 2023.
12 September 2023

Being here to hear when someone says they are not okay

Every year we are encouraged on R U OK? Day to reach out to our family, friends and workmates to check in on their mental health, but it can be difficult to know what to do if someone says ‘no'. We asked the Matilda Centre for their advice on how to prepare yourself for an answer of ‘no, I’m not okay'.