Graham Gee

Qualifications

In 2016, Graham completed his PhD on resilience and recovery from trauma among Aboriginal help-seeking clients, and he holds a combined Masters (Clinical) and PhD degree in psychology.

Professional Experience

Graham has been a registered psychologist since 2008, and has worked at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Services (VAHS) in Melbourne for 10 years. Graham continues to work as a senior psychologist at VAHS, while also conducting research in the areas of resilience, trauma recovery, and Aboriginal mental health and social and emotional wellbeing. Graham has been a past steering committee member of the Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association, and was a founding board member of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation.

Areas of Interest / Expertise

Complex trauma, resilience and trauma recovery, Aboriginal mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.

Recent Publications

Farnbach S, Evans J, Eades AM, Gee G, Fernando J, Hammond B, Simms M, DeMasi K, Hackett M. (2017). Process evaluation of a primary healthcare validation study of a culturally-adapted depression screening tool for use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Study protocol BMJ Open. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017612.

Gee, G., Lesniowska, R., Santhanam, R. & Chamberlain, C. (2017). Breaking The Cycle of Trauma – Koori Parenting, What Works For Us. Manuscript under submission.

Hackett, M., Farnbach, S., Glozier, N., Skinner, T., Teixeira-Pinto, A., Askew, Gee, G., Cass, A., & Brown, A. (2016). Getting it Right: study protocol to determine the diagnostic accuracy of a culturally-specific measure to screen for depression in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. BMJ Open; 2106; 6:e015009. Doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015009.

Gee, G., Dudgeon. P., Schultz, C., Hart, A., & Kelley, K. (2014). Understanding Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective. Chapter 3 in Dudgeon, P., Milroy, H., & Walker, R. (Eds).Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice (2nd Edition). Australian Council for Education Research and Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing: Canberra. 

Zubrick, S., Dudgeon, P., Gee, G., Glaskin, B., Kelly, K., Paradies, Y., Scrine, C. & Walker, R. (2014). Social Determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing. Chapter 6 in Purdie, N., Dudgeon, P. & Walker, R. (Eds) Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Wellbeing Principles and Practice. (2nd Edition). Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Ageing: Canberra. 

Luke, J., Anderson, I., Gee, G., Thorpe, R., Rowley, K., Reilly, R.E., Thorpe, A., Stewart, P. (2013). Suicide ideation and attempt in a community cohort of urban Aboriginal youth. Crisis, Vol. 34 (4), p. 251 – 261.

Current Research Activities

Graham is a Chief Investigator and Associate Investigator on several national and Victorian research grants investigating resilience, mental health and social and emotional wellbeing among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.