Brett Scholz

Brett Scholz

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Brett Scholz is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Adelaide Medical School, a Research Fellow in The Australian National University Medical School, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra. Prior to this, he held a Research Fellowship in the SYNERGY Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre at the University of Canberra and ACT Health, was a Lecturer in the Centre for Applied Psychology at the University of Canberra, and completed his PhD in the School of Public Health at the University of Adelaide. Brett has served as a Board Member for the ACT Mental Health Consumer Network, and has been involved as Co-Founder and Chief Research Officer for Spur Projects. He is currently an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.

As a critical health psychologist, Brett's research often focuses on ways in which health and health services can be more equitable, challenging power norms, and lead by consumers. He has published refereed journal articles in Palliative Medicine, Health Psychology, Health Policy, Health Expectations, Health Promotion International, Qualitative Health Research, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Mental Health, among others.

Brett is an Executive Committee member of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology, a Scientific Committee member of the European Conference on Mental Health, and an Organising Committee member of the Service Users in Academia Symposium. He is co-editor of The Operative Word, the podcast of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Happell, B., Platania-Phung, C., Scholz, B., Bocking, J., Horgan, A., Manning, F., . . . Biering, P. (2019). Assessment of the Opening Minds Scale for use with nursing students. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 55(4), 661-666.
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    2019 Maubach, N., Batten, M., Jones, S., Chen, J., Scholz, B., Davis, A., . . . Mitchell, I. (2019). End-of-life care in an Australian acute hospital: a retrospective observational study.. Internal medicine journal, 49(11), 1400-1405.
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    2019 Happell, B., Waks, S., Bocking, J., Horgan, A., Manning, F., Greaney, S., . . . Biering, P. (2019). “But I’m not going to be a mental health nurse”: nursing students’ perceptions of the influence of experts by experience on their attitudes to mental health nursing. Journal of Mental Health, 8 pages.
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    2019 Happell, B., Waks, S., Horgan, A., Greaney, S., Bocking, J., Manning, F., . . . Biering, P. (2019). Expert by Experience Involvement in Mental Health Nursing Education: Nursing Students’ Perspectives on Potential Improvements. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 8 pages.
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    2019 Scholz, B., Platania-Phung, C., Gordon, S., Ellis, P., Roper, C., Bocking, J., & Happell, B. (2019). Very useful, but do carefully: Mental health researcher views on establishing a Mental Health Expert Consumer Researcher Group. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 26(9-10), 358-367.
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    2019 Happell, B., Waks, S., Bocking, J., Horgan, A., Manning, F., Greaney, S., . . . Biering, P. (2019). “I felt some prejudice in the back of my head”: Nursing students’ perspectives on learning about mental health from “Experts by Experience”. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 26(7-8), 233-243.
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    2019 Scholz, B., Bevan, A., Georgousopoulou, E., Collier, A., & Mitchell, I. (2019). Consumer and carer leadership in palliative care academia and practice: A systematic review with narrative synthesis. Palliative Medicine, 33(8), 959-968.
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    2019 Happell, B., Platania-Phung, C., Watkins, A., Scholz, B., Curtis, J., Goss, J., . . . Stanton, R. (2019). Developing an Evidence-Based Specialist Nursing Role to Improve the Physical Health Care of People with Mental Illness. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 40(10), 832-838.
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    2019 Happell, B., Waks, S., Bocking, J., Horgan, A., Manning, F., Greaney, S., . . . Biering, P. (2019). ‘There's more to a person than what's in front of you’: Nursing students’ experiences of consumer taught mental health education. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(4), 950-959.
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    2019 Scholz, B., Gordon, S., Bocking, J., Liggins, J., Ellis, P., Roper, C., . . . Happell, B. (2019). ‘There's just no flexibility’: how space and time impact mental health consumer research. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(4), 899-908.
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    2019 Juntanamalaga, P., Scholz, B., Roper, C., & Happell, B. (2019). ‘They can't empower us’: The role of allies in the consumer movement. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(4), 857-866.
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    2019 Happell, B., Platania-Phung, C., Scholz, B., Bocking, J., Horgan, A., Manning, F., . . . Biering, P. (2019). Nursing student attitudes to people labelled with ‘mental illness’ and consumer participation: A survey-based analysis of findings and psychometric properties. Nurse Education Today, 76, 89-95.
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    2019 Happell, B., Platania-Phung, C., Scholz, B., Bocking, J., Horgan, A., Manning, F., . . . Biering, P. (2019). Changing attitudes: The impact of Expert by Experience involvement in Mental Health Nursing Education: An international survey study. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(2), 480-491.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7
    2019 Bocking, J., Happell, B., Scholz, B., Horgan, A., Goodwin, J., Lahti, M., . . . Biering, P. (2019). ‘It is meant to be heart rather than head’; international perspectives of teaching from lived experience in mental health nursing programs. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, OnlinePubl(6), 1-8.
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    2019 Happell, B., Bocking, J., Scholz, B., & Platania-Phung, C. (2019). The tyranny of difference: exploring attitudes to the role of the consumer academic in teaching students of mental health nursing. Journal of Mental Health, 7 pages.
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    2019 Scholz, B., Battams, S., Platania-Phung, C., & Happell, B. (2019). Transitioning from Adolescent to Adult Mental Health Services: An Integrative Literature Review. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 40(2), 97-111.
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    2019 Scholz, B., Roper, C., Juntanamalaga, P., & Happell, B. (2019). Understanding the Role of Allies in Systemic Consumer Empowerment: A Literature Review. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 40(4), 354-361.
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    2019 Happell, B., Scholz, B., Bocking, J., & Platania-Phung, C. (2019). Promoting the Value of Mental Health Nursing: The Contribution of a Consumer Academic. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 40(2), 140-147.
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    2019 Stewart, S., Scholz, B., Gordon, S., & Happell, B. (2019). ‘It depends what you mean by leadership’: an analysis of stakeholder perspectives on consumer leadership. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(1), 339-350.
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    2019 Happell, B., & Scholz, B. (2019). Response to Commentary by Russo, Beresford, and O'Hagan
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Happell, Brenda, & Scholz, Brett (2018). Doing what we can, but knowing our place: Being an ally to promote consumer leadership in mental health. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(1), 440–447. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(2), 627-629.
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    2019 Happell, B., Platania-Phung, C., Bocking, J., Ewart, S., Scholz, B., & Stanton, R. (2019). Consumers at the centre: interprofessional solutions for meeting mental health consumers’ physical health needs. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 33(2), 226-234.
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    2019 Scholz, B., Stewart, S., Bocking, J., & Happell, B. (2019). Rhetoric of representation: The disempowerment and empowerment of consumer leaders. Health Promotion International, 34(1), 166-174.
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    2019 Happell, B., Gordon, S., Bocking, J., Ellis, P., Roper, C., Liggins, J., . . . Platania-Phung, C. (2019). “Chipping away”: non-consumer researcher perspectives on barriers to collaborating with consumers in mental health research. Journal of Mental Health, 28(1), 49-55.
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    2019 Happell, B., Bocking, J., Scholz, B., & Platania-Phung, C. (2019). Implementation of a mental health consumer academic position: Benefits and challenges. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 55(2), 175-182.
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    2019 Scholz, B., & Happell, B. (2019). Response to Commentary by von Peter to Happell, Brenda, & Scholz, Brett (2018). Doing what we can, but knowing our place: Being an ally to promote consumer leadership in mental health. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(1), 440–447. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(1), 361-362.
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    2019 Larkings, J., Brown, P., & Scholz, B. (2019). “It's often liberating”: consumers discuss causal beliefs in the treatment process. Journal of Mental Health, 28(4), 397-403.
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    2018 Happell, B., & Scholz, B. (2018). Doing what we can, but knowing our place: Being an ally to promote consumer leadership in mental health. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(1), 440-447.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS18 Europe PMC6
    2018 Bocking, J., Ewart, S., Happell, B., Platania-Phung, C., Stanton, R., & Scholz, B. (2018). “Here if you need me”: exploring peer support to enhance access to physical health care. Journal of Mental Health, 27(4), 329-335.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2018 Happell, B., Platania-Phung, C., Bocking, J., Scholz, B., Horgan, A., Manning, F., . . . Biering, P. (2018). Nursing Students’ Attitudes Towards People Diagnosed with Mental Illness and Mental Health Nursing: An International Project from Europe and Australia. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 39(10), 829-839.
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    2018 Happell, B., Curtis, J., Banfield, M., Goss, J., Niyonsenga, T., Watkins, A., . . . Stanton, R. (2018). Improving the cardiometabolic health of people with psychosis: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial of the Physical Health Nurse Consultant service. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 73, 75-80.
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    2018 Scholz, B., Bocking, J., Banfield, M., Platania-Phung, C., & Happell, B. (2018). “Coming from a different place”: partnerships between consumers and health services for system change. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(19-20), 3622-3629.
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    2018 Scholz, B., Bocking, J., Platania-Phung, C., Banfield, M., & Happell, B. (2018). “Not an afterthought”: power imbalances in systemic partnerships between health service providers and consumers in a hospital setting. Health Policy, 122(8), 922-928.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2018 George, A., Brown, P., Scholz, B., Scott-Parker, B., & Rickwood, D. (2018). “I need to skip a song because it sucks”: exploring mobile phone use while driving among young adults. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 58, 382-391.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS7
    2018 Happell, B., Gordon, S., Bocking, J., Ellis, P., Roper, C., Liggins, J., . . . Platania-Phung, C. (2018). Turning the Tables: Power Relations Between Consumer Researchers and Other Mental Health Researchers. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 39(8), 633-640.
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    2018 Happell, B., Gordon, S., Bocking, J., Ellis, P., Roper, C., Liggins, J., . . . Scholz, B. (2018). How did I not see that? Perspectives of nonconsumer mental health researchers on the benefits of collaborative research with consumers. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(4), 1230-1239.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3 Europe PMC1
    2018 Happell, B., Scholz, B., Gordon, S., Bocking, J., Ellis, P., Roper, C., . . . Platania-Phung, C. (2018). “I don't think we've quite got there yet”: The experience of allyship for mental health consumer researchers. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 25(8), 453-462.
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    2018 Lu, V., Scholz, B., & Nguyen, L. (2018). Work integrated learning in international marketing: Student insights. Australasian Marketing Journal, 26(2), 132-139.
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    2018 Happell, B., Gordon, S., Bocking, J., Ellis, P., Roper, C., Liggins, J., . . . Scholz, B. (2018). Mental Health Researchers’ Views About Service User Research: A Literature Review. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 39(12), 1010-1016.
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    2018 Scholz, B., Bocking, J., & Happell, B. (2018). Improving exchange with consumers within mental health organizations: Recognizing mental ill health experience as a ‘sneaky, special degree’. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(1), 227-235.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS15 Europe PMC7
    2017 Scholz, B., Gordon, S., & Happell, B. (2017). Consumers in mental health service leadership: A systematic review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 26(1), 20-31.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS17 Europe PMC5
    2017 Scholz, B., Bocking, J., & Happell, B. (2017). How do consumer leaders co-create value in mental health organisations?. Australian Health Review, 41(5), 505-510.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7 Europe PMC4
    2017 Larkings, J., Brown, P., & Scholz, B. (2017). “Why am I like this?” Consumers discuss their causal beliefs and stigma. International Journal of Mental Health, 46(3), 206-226.
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    2017 Ewart, S., Happell, B., Bocking, J., Platania-Phung, C., Stanton, R., & Scholz, B. (2017). Social and material aspects of life and their impact on the physical health of people diagnosed with mental illness. Health Expectations, 20(5), 984-991.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC1
    2017 Scholz, B., Bocking, J., & Happell, B. (2017). Breaking through the Glass Ceiling: Consumers in Mental Health Organisations' Hierarchies. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38(5), 374-380.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS14 Europe PMC5
    2017 Scholz, B., Crabb, S., & Wittert, G. (2017). "Males don't wanna bring anything up to their doctor": men's discourses of depression. Qualitative Health Research, 27(5), 727-737.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS6 Europe PMC5
    2016 Happell, B., Ewart, S., Platania-Phung, C., Bocking, J., Scholz, B., & Stanton, R. (2016). What Physical Health Means to Me: Perspectives of People with Mental Illness. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37(12), 934-941.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7 Europe PMC4
    2016 Scholz, B. (2016). CHALLENGING ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT MEN: PROPOSITIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH NURSING. Australian nursing & midwifery journal, 24(5), 32.
    2016 Eguiagaray, I., Scholz, B., & Giorgi, C. (2016). Sympathy, shame, and few solutions: News media portrayals of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Midwifery, 40, 49-54.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC1
    2016 Happell, B., Ewart, S., Platania-Phung, C., Bocking, J., Griffiths, K., Scholz, B., & Stanton, R. (2016). Embedding a physical health nurse consultant within mental health services: Consumers' perspectives. International journal of mental health nursing, 25(4), 377-384.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8 Europe PMC6
    2015 Ford, S., Scholz, B., & Lu, V. (2015). Social shedding: Identification and health of men's sheds users. Health Psychology, 34(7), 775-778.
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    2014 Scholz, B., Crabb, S., & Wittert, G. (2014). "We've got to break down the shame": portrayals of men's depression. Qualitative Health Research, 24(12), 1648-1657.
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    2014 Scholz, B., & Riggs, D. (2014). Sperm donors' accounts of lesbian recipients: heterosexualisation as a tool for warranting claims to children's 'best interests'. Psychology and Sexuality, 5(3), 247-257.
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    2013 Scholz, B., Crabb, S., & Wittert, G. (2013). Development of men's depressive symptoms: A systematic review of prospective cohort studies. Journal of Men's Health, 10(3), 91-103.
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    2012 Lu, V., Quester, P., Medlin, C., & Scholz, B. (2012). Determinants of export success in professional business services: a qualitative study. Service Industries Journal, 32(10), 1637-1652.
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    2011 Riggs, D., & Scholz, B. (2011). The value and meaning attached to genetic relatedness among Australian sperm donors. New Genetics and Society, 30(1), 41-58.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2016 Lu, V., & Scholz, B. (2016). Knowing me, knowing you: Mentorship, friendship, and dancing Queens. In Making a Difference Through Marketing: A Quest for Diverse Perspectives (pp. 201-210).
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