Ms Cath Roper

Consumer Academic

Tel     :  +61 3 8344 9455
Email :  croper@unimelb.edu.au
Cath Roper

Brief CV

2000 - Current

Consumer Academic, Centre for Psychiatric Nursing

2000

Sessional teacher Eastern Region Mental Health Association

1995-1999

Consumer Consultant Inner West, Midwest Area Mental Health Services


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts La Trobe University
  • Diploma in Education, University of Melbourne
  • Masters in Social Health, University of Melbourne

Research Projects - Current

The Coaching Ripple Effect: Examining the personal, interpersonal and organisational impact of mental health consumers coaching mental health providers (outcome unknown)

Principal Researcher: Associate Professor Lindsay Oades, University of Wollongong

Role:  Inestigator

Granting body: Australian Research Council

 

Learning from Experience: the role of mental health consumers in teaching Recovery approach to nursing students

Principal Researcher: Professor Brenda Happell, Central Queensland University

Role:  Investigator

Granting body: Australian Research Council

 

Tools for Change: A Recovery Library

Joint Project Management: Ms Imogen Edeson, Centre for Psychiatric Nursing - Workforce Development Project Manager & Ms Cath Roper, Centre for Psychiatric Nursing - Consumer Academic

Role: Joint Project Manager

Granting body: Department of Human Services, Mental Health and Drugs Division, Victorian Government

 

Consumer Perspective Group Supervision Project

Principal researcher: Ms Vrinda Edan, Southern Health

Role: Consumer Researcher

Granting body: Monash Health

 

Consumer Involvement Station Project

Principal researcher: Dr Bridget Hamilton, University of Melbourne

Role: Consumer Researcher

Granting body: University of Melboune (Engagement Grant)

 

National Contributing Life Project

Principal researcher: Dr Leanne Craze, Craze Solutions

Role: Consumer Researcher

Granting body: The National Mental Health Commission, Australia

 

Reducing & Eliminating Seclusion and Restraint

Principal researcher: Professor Bernadette McSherry, University of Melbourne

Role: Consumer Researcher

Granting body: The National Mental Health Commission, Australia


Research Projects - Recent

A study of the efficacy of supported decision-making in improving access and equity for patients in psychiatric facilities in Victoria

Principal researcher: Ms Penny Weller, Centre for Advancement of Law and Mental Health

Role: Consumer Researcher

Granting body: Legal Services Board, Victoria, Australia

 

Identifying the right Patient: Nurses and Patient Perspectives on How to Verify Patient Identity During Medication Administration

Principal researcher: Ms Teresa Kelly, Centre for Psychiatric Nursing

Role: Consumer Researcher

Granting body: Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

 

Consumer Narratives for Evaluation of the Strengths Model of case Management

Principal researcher: Dr Bridget Hamilton, Director of Nursing, St Vincents mental Health Program

Role: Associate Researcher

Granting body: Department of Human Services, Mental Health & Drugs Division, Victorian Government

 

Consumer Workforce Study

Principal researcher: Ms Wanda Bennetts

Role: Reference Group Member

Granting body: Department of Human Services, Mental Health & Drugs Division, Victorian Government


Journal Articles

Happel, B., Byrne, L., McAllister, M., Lampshire, D., Roper, C & Gaskin, C. et al,(2013) Consumer involvement in the tertiary-level education of mental health professionals: A systemic review, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 23: 3-16.

Weller, P., & Roper, C., (2013) Supported Decision Making. New Paradigm, Autumn Edition, VICSERV

Elsom, S., Sands, N., Roper, C., Gerdtz, M & Hoppner, C., A telephone survey of service user experiences of a telephone-based mentla health triage service. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing,

Rope, C & Edan, V., (2011) Autonomy in jeopardy:Contrasting participatory health models with patient decision making under mental health law. Journal of Participatory Medicine,13, 4

Kelly, T., Roper, C., Elsom, S., & Gaskin, C., (2011) Identifying the 'right patient': Nurse and consumer perspectives on verifying patient identity during medication administration. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 20 (5) 371-379

Happell, B & Roper, C., (2009),   Promoting genuine consumer participation in mental health education: A consumer academic role, Nurse Education Today, 29 (6): 575-579

Happell B & Roper C. (2007), Consumer participation in mental health research: Articulating a model to guide practice. Australasian Psychiatry, 15,237-41.

Akiyama, T., Hamilton, B., Roper, C., Kanda, A., Buchanan-Baker, P., Barker, P., (2007) Effective & Humane Psychiatric Nursing: A Tidal Model, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 41(1) supp 2, A185

Elsom, SJ., Gaskin, CJ., Roper, C., (2007) An intervention designed to reduce the use of summary execution in acute psychiatric inpatient settings. 41(1) supp 2, A185

Happell, B., Roper, C., (2007) Routine outcome measurement: counting beans or impacting lives. Australian & new Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(1): supp 2 A321

Roper, C.,(2013) in Happell, B., Cowin, L., Roper, C., Lakeman, R., Coxx, L., Introducing Mental Health Nursing, a Service User-Orientated Approach, 2dn Edition, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, (pg50-76)

Warne, T., & McAndrew, S., (Eds),(2010), Happell, B., & Roper, C., chapter 7 in Creative Approaches to Health & Social Care Education, Pagrave, McMillan, Hampshire, UK (p97-113)

Sweeney, A., Beresford, P., Faulkner, A.,Nettle, M., Rose, D.,(eds),(2009) This is Survivor Research, PCSS Books Herefordshire, UK (pp16-169)

Happell, B., Cowin, L, Roper, C., Foster, K., & McMaster, R., (2008), Introducing Mental Health Nursing, a consumer – oriented approach, Allen & Unwin, NSW

Meadows, G., Singh, B., Grigg, M., (2007) Mental Health in Australia, Self-help, Peer Support and Consumer Delivered Services, p195 -198, Oxford University Press, Sth Melbourne Australia

Roper, C (ed), (2003), Sight Unseen, Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Research and Practice, Melbourne Australia