Clinical Senior Lecturer
Adelaide Nursing School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Mike has 30 years practice experience in mental health. He was the Advanced Clinical Services Coordinator for the South Australian Forensic Mental Health Service. Mike was the winner of the South Australian Nurse Excellence Awards 2013. He completed his PhD at the University of Adelaide and is now the Bellberry Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Mind & Brain Theme at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. His PhD research training focused on Perpetrator Induced Traumatic Stress (PITS) and included interviewing forensic mental health patients and prisoners about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other comorbid disorders. Mike is researching mental health, including bullying, trauma, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, and many other areas. Most of this research is completed through face to face interview using structured interviews and other diagnostic tools. Mike has helped to develop consumer led practice in South Australia, chairing the Forensic Mental Health Service Lived Experience and Carers group for over 10 years, and has been facilitating the regular meetings of the Consumer (Lived Experience) and Carer Research Consultation Group in the Mind & Brain theme since May 2015. Mike has been a representative at the SAHMRI Consumer Engagement Group since it’s inception at SAHMRI and been nominated to represent the Lifelong Health Theme as the liaison for Consumer and Community Engagement in SAHMRI at a strategic level. Mike is currently researching Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, examining the role of pro-inflammatory cytokines. He recently published the outcomes of a study into depression and obesity, and another article on issues around recruitment of research participants in mental health studies.
Year Citation 2021 Van Agteren, J., Ali, K., Fassnacht, D. B., Iasiello, M., Furber, G., Howard, A., . . . Kyrios, M. (2021). Testing the differential impact of an internet-based mental health intervention on outcomes of well-being and psychological distress during covid-19: Uncontrolled intervention study. JMIR Mental Health, 8(9), 14 pages.
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2020 Musker, M., Short, C., Licinio, J., Wong, M. -L., & Bidargaddi, N. (2020). Using behaviour change theory to inform an innovative digital recruitment strategy in a mental health research setting.. Journal of psychiatric research, 120, 1-13.
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2020 Musker, M., McArthur, A., Munn, Z., & Wong, M. -L. (2020). Circulating leptin levels in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis, chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia: a systematic review protocol.. JBI Evid Synth, Publish Ahead of Print(3), 695-701.
2020 Lores, T., Musker, M., Collins, K., Burke, A., Perry, S. W., Wong, M. L., & Licinio, J. (2020). Pilot trial of a group cognitive behavioural therapy program for comorbid depression and obesity. BMC Psychology, 8(1), 34-1-34-11.
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2019 Mitchison, D., Bussey, K., Touyz, S., Gonzalez-Chica, D., Musker, M., Stocks, N., . . . Hay, P. (2019). Shared associations between histories of victimisation among people with eating disorder symptoms and higher weight. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 53(6), 540-549.
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2019 González-Chica, D. A., Licinio, J., Musker, M., Wong, M., Bowden, J., Hay, P., . . . Stocks, N. (2019). Bullying and sexual abuse and their association with harmful behaviours, antidepressant use and health-related quality of life in adulthood: a population-based study in South Australia. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 26-1-26-12.
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2019 Avery, J. C., Moran, L., Moore, V., Fernandez, R., Whitrow, M., Stocks, N., . . . Rumbold, A. (2019). Prevalence of self-reported polycystic ovary syndrome and profiles of health among women of different generations: a cross sectional study. Fertility & Reproduction, 1(3), 141-147.
2017 González-Chica, D., Dal Grande, E., Bowden, J., Musker, M., Hay, P., & Stocks, N. (2017). Are we reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and improving the quality of life through preventive health care? Results of a population-based study in South Australia. Preventive Medicine, 99, 164-170.
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2015 Muir-Cochrane, E., & Musker, M. (2015). Security guards in mental health settings: starting the conversation. Australian nursing & midwifery journal, 22(8), 44.
2005 Musker, M. (2005). Forensic mental health. PACEsetterS, 2(4), 46-49.
1997 Musker, M. (1997). Demystifying the Internet: a guide for nurses.. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 12(11), 44-47.
1997 Musker, M., & Byrne, M. (1997). Applying empowerment in mental health practice.. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 11(31), 45-47.
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1992 Musker, M. (1992). Making contact.. Nursing times, 88(47), 31-33.
van Agteren, J., Ali, K., Fassnacht, D. B., Iasiello, M., Furber, G., Howard, A., . . . Kyrios, M. (n.d.). Testing the Differential Impact of an Internet-Based Mental Health Intervention on Outcomes of Well-being and Psychological Distress During COVID-19: Uncontrolled Intervention Study (Preprint).
Year Citation 2019 Musker, M., & Wong, M. (2019). Treating depression in the era of precision medicine: Challenges and perspectives. In Neurobiology of Depression: Road to Novel Therapeutics (pp. 265-275). Elsevier.
2018 Musker, M., Licinio, J., & Wong, M. L. (2018). Inflammation genetics of depression. In B. Baune (Ed.), Inflammation and Immunity in Depression: Basic Science and Clinical Applications (pp. 411-425). Elsevier.
Year Citation 2016 Avery, J. C., Moran, L., Rumbold, A., Musker, M., & Stocks, N. (2016). Psychosocial Factors of Incontinence in a population sample. Poster session presented at the meeting of 23rd World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Infertility. Melbourne, Australia.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2021 Co-Supervisor Pharmacogenomic testing for psychiatric disorders will better align genotypes to well validated precision medicines. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kiflu Gebremicael Tesfamicael
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