Professor David Lawrence is a professor at Curtin University in Western Australia. His research focuses on mental health and wellbeing with three main focus areas: child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing, mental health of emergency services workers, and suicide prevention.
He was the lead investigator on Young Minds Matter: The Second Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. He is currently leading After the Fires – a study of the impacts of the 2019-20 bushfire season on the wellbeing and resilience of Australia’s first responders. He was the lead investigator on Answering the Call: the Beyond Blue National Mental Health and Wellbeing Study of Police and Emergency Services.
He has over 20 years’ experience conducting large scale studies of mental health and wellbeing. His research experience covers a range of disciplines including biostatistics and epidemiology, education, mental health and Indigenous wellbeing. He has expertise in the analysis of linked administrative data sets, data from complex household surveys, administrative data linked to survey data sets, multi-level modelling, non-linear modelling, and time series analysis. David has practical experience in large-scale survey design and an in-depth understanding of cutting-edge statistical techniques in cross-sectional, longitudinal, and linked administrative data designs.
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