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Dr Rohan Borschmann
Dr Rohan Borschmann is a senior research fellow and psychologist at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne. A former prison psychologist, he completed his clinical doctorate in psychology in 2007 (QLD) and his PhD in psychiatry in 2014 (King's College London, London, UK). Rohan's research focuses on the mental health of adolescents and marginalised young people in Australia, with particular expertise in self-harm, substance use and antisocial behaviour during the teenage years. He has secured more than $3 million in competitive funding, including a 4-year Early Career Fellowship from Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council to examine suicide and self-harm in young justice-involved populations and other marginalised groups. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Borschmann is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). During the completion of his doctoral program he worked clinically with young people in community mental health settings, substance misuse treatment settings and with the Department of Corrective Services in Queensland in both community and custodial settings. Additionally, he worked as a psychologist at Lotus Glen Correction Centre (LGCC) near Cairns, where >70% of prisoners identify as Indigenous.
- Honorary Research Fellow: Justice Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health; University of Melbourne
- Honorary Research Fellow: Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne
- Visiting Academic: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (Department of Health Service & Population Research), King's College, London UK.
2016: Endeavour Research Fellowship; Australian Government (Department of Education and Training [declined])
2016: Early Career Scholar Award; Australian Psychological Society (APS)
2016: Early Career Scholarship; Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health (USA)
2015: Early Career Fellowship; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Self-harm and suicide in young people in Australia
2015: Early Career Scholar Award; Society for Mental Health Research (Australia)
2014: McKenzie Postdoctoral Research Fellowship; University of Melbourne: Suicide and self-harm in young people
2013: Young Researcher Travel Grant; Sao Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil: Travel and accommodation grant to present at the Sao Paulo School of Advanced Science for the Prevention of Mental Disorders
Dr Borschmann is actively involved in a number of studies on campus, including:
1. Borschmann, R, Stark, P, Chidambaram, P, Sawyer, S. (2018). The risk profile of adolescents admitted to hospital for suicidal behaviour in Melbourne, Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health (in press).
2. Borschmann, R, Becker, D, Coffey, C, Spry, E, Moreno-Betancur, M, Moran, P, Patton, G. (2017). Twenty-year outcomes in adolescents who self-harm: a population-based cohort study. Lancet Child & Adolescent Health (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(17)30007-X).
3. Borschmann, R, Young, J, Moran, P, Spittal, MJ, Snow, K, Mok, K, Kinner, SA. (2017). The accuracy and predictive value of incarcerated adults’ accounts of their self-harm histories: findings from an Australian data linkage study. CMAJ Open (http://cmajopen.ca/content/5/3/E694.full).
4. Borschmann, R, Young, JT, Moran, P, Carroll, M, Heffernan, E, Spittal, MJ, Thomas, E, Mok, K, Kinner, SA. (2017). Ambulance attendances resulting from self-harm in adults following release from prison: findings from a prospective data linkage study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology (in press; doi:10.1007/s00127-017-1383-z).
5. Borschmann, R, Young, JT, Moran, P, Spittal, MJ, Kinner, SA. (2017). Self-harm in the criminal justice system: A public health opportunity (Comment). The Lancet Public Health (in press).
6. Borschmann, R, Patton, GC. (2017). The outcomes of adolescent mental disorders. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica (in press).
7. Borschmann, R, Oram, S, Kinner, S, Dutta, R, Howard, L, Zimmerman, C. (2016). Self-harm in adult victims of human trafficking accessing secondary mental health services. Psychiatric Services, 68(2), 207-210.
8. Borschmann, R, Thomas, E, Moran, P, Carrol, M, Heffernan, E, Spittal, MJ, Sutherland, G, Alati, R, Kinner, S. (2016). Self-harm following release from prison: a prospective data linkage study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (DOI: 10.1177/0004867416640090).
9. Borschmann, R, Coffey, C, Moran, P, Hearps, S, Degenhardt, L, Kinner, S, Patton, G. (2014). Self-harm in young offenders. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 44(6), 641-652.
10. Borschmann, R, Barrett, B, Hellier, JM, Byford, S, Henderson, C, Rose, D, Slade, M, Sutherby, K, Szmukler, G, Thornicroft, G, Hogg, J, & Moran, P. (2013). Randomised controlled trial of joint crisis plans for people with borderline personality disorder: feasibility and outcomes. British Journal of Psychiatry, 202, 357-364.
2017 – Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne; Understanding the links between self-harm, substance use, and poor mental health in children and adolescents admitted to hospital in the Northern Territory. Borschmann, R, Kinner, S, Carey, T, Leckning, B, Robinson, G. $20,000 (CI-A).
2017 – Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne; The accuracy and predictive value of incarcerated adults' accounts of their self-harm histories: findings from an Australian data linkage study. Conference travel and accommodation grant to present at “The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' Forensic Psychiatry conference" on August 31 - September 1, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. Borschmann, R. AU$2,000 (CI-A).
2016 – National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Project Grant (2017-20). Preventing mortality in adults after release from prison: Advancing global knowledge through an international, individual participant data meta-analysis. Borschmann, R, Kinner, S, Spittal, M, Pirkis, J, Preen, D, Larney, S, Rosen, D. AU$613,687 (CI-A).
2016 – Australian Government (Department of Education and Training); Endeavour Research Fellowship to the University of Bristol, UK. Borschmann, R. $24,500 (CI-A).
2016 – Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne; Ambulance attendances due to self-harm and attempted suicide in young Australians: An analysis of the incidence, correlates and time trends using Ambulance Victoria data from 2012-2016. Borschmann, R, Kinner, S, Lloyd, B, Smith, K. AU$20,000 (CI-A).
2016 – Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne; Conference travel and accommodation grant to present at "World Psychiatric Association International Congress: Integrative Care for the Community" conference in Cape Town, South Africa on 18-22 November 2016. Borschmann, R. AU$2,000 (CI-A).
2016 – Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne; Brief Visiting Fellowship application for Professor Linda Teplin (Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois USA). Borschmann, R, Patton, G, Sawyer, S, Kinner, S. AU$5,000 (CI-A).