Prof. Tony LaMontagne, Chair of the Mates Research Reference Group

Professor Tony LaMontagne’s career has been dedicated to developing the scientific and public understanding of work as a social determinant of health, and translating this research into policy and practice to improve workplace and worker health. Specific areas of interest include workplace mental health, improving job quality and psychosocial working conditions, and evaluating policy interventions. In the specific area of work & suicide, he is engaged in various descriptive and etiologic studies, as well as currently leading and collaborating on intervention evaluations studies. His research and publications have influenced policy & practice in workplace health both nationally and internationally, including OH&S authorities, Beyond Blue, the (Australian) National Mental Health Commission, the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration, and the World Health Organisation.

Accepting HRD students: Limited (mostly under co- or associate supervision arrangements)

Current and future research projects:
- Descriptive and etiological epidemiology of work and suicide

- Intervention development, implementation, and effectiveness evaluation studies in workplace mental health and suicide prevention