Dr Michelle Torok completed her PhD in Public Health at the University of New South Wales in 2015. She is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Centre for Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention, at the Black Dog Institute, where one of her main roles is co-directing the evaluation of a novel, large-scale integrated, multilevel community-based intervention for suicide prevention.
Prior to this, she spent 10 years as a Senior Research Officer at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre managing epidemiological studies on the disease burden associated with addiction. Her key research areas include community-level suicide prevention, early childhood mental health and wellbeing, cyber-bullying and addiction. She is particularly interested in developmental psychopathology, and offsetting the mental health disease burden before it becomes established.