Mr Rhys Mantell
Project Officer

Mr Rhys Mantell

Master of Public Health (MPH) - UNSW (2020)

Bachelor of Economics - University of Queensland (2016)

Medicine & Health
School of Population Health

Rhys is a Project Officer and PhD Candidate at the School of Population Health, UNSW. His research involves designing and developing serious games and other innovative digital interventions for older people in prison.

Rhys also has extensive consulting experience delivering digital and policy programs across the public sector and healthcare. Both his academic and professional work has focused on improving outcomes for marginalised groups through better access to information and services.

Rhys strives to design and deliver culturally safe and technically feasible health programs that create positive change and improve population-level outcomes. Given his background in management consulting and economics, he is also extremely conscious of the need for effective translation of health research and policy into tangible and cost-effective solutions.

  • Journal articles | 2023
    Mantell R; Hwang YIJ; Radford K; Perkovic S; Cullen P; Withall A, 2023, 'Accelerated aging in people experiencing homelessness: A rapid review of frailty prevalence and determinants', Frontiers in Public Health, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2023.1086215
    Journal articles | 2023
    Mantell R; Withall A; Radford K; Kasumovic M; Monds L; Hwang YIJ, 2023, 'Design Preferences for a Serious Game-Based Cognitive Assessment of Older Adults in Prison: Thematic Analysis', JMIR Serious Games, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/45467
    Journal articles | 2023
    Monds LA; Crowe A; Bravo M; Ridley N; Newcombe D; Mantell R; Lintzeris N; Withall A, 2023, 'The Feasibility of Goal Management Training to Address Cognitive Impairment in an Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Population: Findings from a Novel Case Series', International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11469-023-01052-8
  • Preprints | 2023
    Mantell R; Withall A; Radford K; Kasumovic M; Monds L; Hwang YIJ, 2023, Design Preferences for a Serious Game–Based Cognitive Assessment of Older Adults in Prison: Thematic Analysis (Preprint), , http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/preprints.45467
    Preprints | 2023
    Monds LA; Crowe A; aguilera MB; Ridley N; Newcombe D; Mantell R; lintzeris N; Withall A, 2023, The Feasibility of Goal Management Training to address cognitive impairment in an outpatient alcohol treatment population: findings from a novel case series, , http://dx.doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/hka74

NHMRC PhD Scholarship (2021-2025)

 

Commissioned Research

Australian Association of Gerontology (2021-2022) - $30,000. Prison Leavers Project: care and support needs after leaving prison in old age - Preparation of a Background Paper, Position Paper for Government and "Things To Consider" for aged care providers. 

Current Projects

  • PhD: A serious game approach to understand and detect cognitive impairment issues in marginalised populations. Part of the NHMRC Ideas grant (2021-2023) ASCAPE: Audio delivered screening for cognition and age-related health in older prisoners.