Writing and Media

Selected recent media

‘Doctors and nurses falling victim to laws supposed to protect them, medical experts say’, ABC News, 3 February 2019

‘Suicide warning over foreign students ‘suffering in silence’’Times Higher Education, 17 January 2019

‘Government finally commits to tackling student mental ill health, which affects 1 in 4’, Campus Review, 7 September 2018

‘Australia forced to play catch-up on student mental health’Times Higher Education, 21 July 2018

‘‘It’s stressful being an other’: The mental health woes of international students’, The Canberra Times, 2 June 2018

‘Wounded healers’, The Weekend Australian Magazine, pp. 24-28, 5-6 May 2018 (also available here)

‘Young doctors’ mental health issues’ [from 9’55”], Triple J Hack, ABC Radio, 28 February 2018

‘Higher education: growing focus on students’ mental health’, The Australian, p. 30, 15 March 2017

‘Q&A’, ANU Reporter, 70th Birthday Edition (Volume 47 Number 3)

‘Action urged on mental health of students as suicide rate rises’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 March 2016 (print edition)

‘Students’ mental health issues are being ‘neglected”The Australian, 17 March 2016

‘Press Release: AMSA demands Australian universities invest in improving student mental health’The Australian Medical Students’ Association, 15 March 2016

‘Caring for our own’Honi Soit, 3 March 2016


A. Fernandez, E. Howse, M. Rubio-Valera, K. Thorncraft, J. Noone, X. Luu, B. Veness, M. Leech, G. Llewellyn, L. Salvador-Carulla, ‘Setting-based interventions to promote mental health at the university: a systematic review’, International Journal of Public Health, June 2016 (Online First), DOI 10.1007/s00038-016-0846-4

Selected recent writing

‘NSW commits to improving health of doctors-in-training’, MJA InSight, 27 November 2017

12 things medical deans can do to improve student health’, Medical Observer, 16 November 2017

‘The tyranny of excessive medical hierarchy’, MJA InSight, 19 June 2017

‘We Must Smash Margaret’s Homophobia Off The Court’, The Huffington Post, 29 May 2017

‘7 tips to sharpen your mind for exams’, The University of Sydney, 27 October 2016

‘Stoner Sloth is a bizarre campaign that misses the main target in the war on drugs’The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 December 2015

‘Harnessing the Potential of Social Media’, First Defence, MDA National, October 2015

‘Youth mental health: the truth’ (with Professor Ian Hickie), Sydney Alumni Magazine, April 2015

‘Take it from a baby doctor: cuts to GP services are a false economy’The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 January 2015

‘Starting a conversation with a stranger’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 July 2014

‘Abortion need not be doctor’s dilemma too’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 November 2013

‘Internships are not a privilege to be sold’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 October 2012