PhD in Public Health and Community Medicine: Awarded September 2015, without emendation, UNSW
Masters of Social Science (Criminology): 2011, Charles Sturt University
Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology), Honours: 2004, UNSW
Dr Michelle Tye is an Associate Professor at the Black Dog Institute (UNSW) and a NHMRC Emerging Leader 2 Investigator. She is the lead of an innovative, interdisciplinary, translational research lab at the Black Dog Institute that aims to impact the lives of young Australians through the development of new ways of understanding and preventing suicidal thoughts and behaviours. Her vision is to develop an 'eco-system' approach for youth suicide prevention which ensures that effective interventions are delivered to young people in the right settings, at scale, and early enough to prevent suicidal crisis. She was the Deputy Director of the LifeSpan suicide prevention trial, which represents the first multi-strategy approach to suicide prevention ever to be tested in Australia. She is currently the principal investigator of a body of research on digital solutions for young people who experience suicidal ideation, and is working with the NSW Department of Education to embed early childhood universal prevention programs for mental health and wellbeing into primary schools. She has worked in academic research settings at UNSW for over 18 years (2005 to 2015: at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre; 2015 - present: Black Dog Institute) and had a leadership role of a number of epidemiological and clinical studies in both addiction and suicidology. She has a strong publication track record (>105 papers; H-index: 22), and has been named on more than $24 million of funding since being awarded her PhD in September 2015. Her supervisory experience to date includes 4 PhD candidates and over 14 ILP students. She has a strong focus on the development of students and emerging researchers, and founded a training and development group for PhD candidates and early career researchers at the Black Dog Institute. She is a founding member of the SHAPE network, a national capacity building program for early-mid career researchers working across social sciences, arts, and humanities.
My Research Supervision
3 PhD candidates - joint supervisor
1 PhD candidate - secondary supervisor
2 ILP students