Areas of research and ongoing interest
Mental Health Literacy
School-based mental health initiatives
Population level mental health initiatives
The therapeutic relationship
Predictors of therapeutic outcomes
Using feedback to improve therapy
Policy and processes to improve service delivery
Technology and wellbeing
Mental Health literacy scale
If you are interested in using the Mental Health Literacy Scale (MHLS) in your work, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
O’Connor, M. & Yates, R. (2019). Presenting to parents on technology and wellbeing: providing a balanced perspective. Presented at National Education Summit, Brisbane, Australia
O'Connor, M. & Keane, E. (2018). Outdoor Education and Wellbeing Program in a School Context. Presented at International Mental Health Conference, Gold Coast, Australia
O'Connor, M. & Keane, E. (2018). Ironbark research report: a review of St Peters Lutheran College outdoor education program. Brisbane, Australia. Click here for the report
O'Connor, M. & Keane, E. (2018). Evaluation of a co-educational, 5-week Outdoor Education program for adolescents. Unpublished manuscript
O’Connor, M. & Coyne, J. (2017). A real-world example and recommendations for understanding and improving school counselling. Presented at Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools Conference, Melbourne, Australia
O'Connor, M. & Coyne, J. (2017). School-based counselling service use: A year in the life of a school counselling department. Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 27(2), 251-261. Click here for pre-print
O’Connor, M. (2016). Reflections on transitioning from student to practitioner. Presented at QUT Educational and Developmental Masters Case Conference, Brisbane, Australia.
O’Connor, M. (2015). Measuring Mental Health Literacy: Development of the Mental Health Literacy Scale (MHLS) (unpublished Doctoral Thesis). Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
O’Connor, M., Allen, T., & Vidulich, J. (2015). The School Refusal Framework (SRF): Collaborating to reduce school refusal. Presented at Adolescent Success Conference, Brisbane, Australia
O’Connor, M., Casey, L. (2015). The Mental Health Literacy Scale (MHLS): A new scale-based measure of mental health literacy. Psychiatry Research, 229(1), 511-516. Click here for pre-print
O’Connor, M., Casey, L., Clough, B. (2014). Measuring mental health literacy-a review of scale-based measures. Journal of Mental Health, 23(4), 197-204. Click here for pre-print
McGorry, P., Hickie, I., Burns, J., O’Connor, M. (2012). Is there a crisis in youth mental health today? Conference presentation at Young Minds, Sydney, Australia
Van Dooren, K., O'Connor, M., & White, A. (2011). Consulting with young people: What CYSAR has learnt. Paper presented at the CYSAR Symposium. The 6th International Drugs and Young People Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
Fletcher, R., van Dooren, K., O'Connor, M., & Salom, C. (2011). Development and evaluation of substance use resources. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Drugs & Young People, Melbourne, Australia.
Barraket, J., Collyer, N., O'Connor, M., & Anderson, H. (2010). Finding Australia's Social Enterprise Sector: Final Report: Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies.