Petrina Coventry

Petrina Coventry

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Business School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

B.Ed. (UTS), M.Phil. Ethics (UNSW), MBA (UniSA), Global EMBA (USYD), MA Buddhist Studies (IBC).

Petrina Coventry is Industry Professor with Adelaide University and a partner with Asia based Coi Capital Pte Ltd.

Petrina has spent over twenty years working in Asia, the United States and Europe performing global leadership roles with The General Electric Company, The Coca Cola Company, Proctor and Gamble and Santos Ltd. She has worked across multiple industry sectors including energy, education, fast moving consumer goods, banking and private equity.

Her work in the area of ethics and governance, organizational strategy and policy has led to increased involvement with governments, industry associations and consulting groups across the Asian region.

Petrina is an ethicist by background and has been appointed as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Vincent Fairfax Fellow, and a Fellow of the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI). She is a Non-executive director of AHRI, a Non-executive director of the Australasian Association of Philosophy, and a Non-executive director of Beston Global Food Company Ltd.

ARC grant to investigate features of mental health delivered to rural and remote farming communities for common mental health concerns, with a focus on access to tools that enable self help to overcome the tyranny of distance from service providers.


  • clinical effectiveness.
  • characteristics of farmers.

The study will be carried out in three phases.

  • Phase 1 – Program description and logic. Available self help services will be described and program logic provided. That is, the logical theory that explains how the program’s activities are related to clear, identified, and achievable outcomes will be described. During this phase, Human Research Ethics approval will be sought.
  • Phase 2 - Systematic literature review. A systematic literature review will be undertaken with an overall aim to build knowledge about the benefits of using self help tools for mental health promotion and the prevention of mental health problems in rural and remote farming communities.
  • Phase 3 – Clinical effectiveness

We will investigate:

  • Clinical effectiveness; improvements as a result of the use of self help mental health services.
  • Patterns of presenting conditions - analyse the conversation text and associated information for patterns that calculate (or forecast) the probable condition and its severity to aid intervention and prevention.

Research partners and stakeholders

Adelaide Uni and associated health and medical research experts


Project commenced: December 2018

Project completion: October 2020

  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2022 - ongoing Board Member Regional Development Australia - Murraylands Riverland RDA Australia
    2021 - ongoing Board Member Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Authority - Psychology AHPRA Australia
    2018 - ongoing Board Member Board of Directors Avenir Energy Corporation Singapore
    2016 - ongoing Chair AHRI Research Board Australian Human Resource Institute Australia
    2015 - ongoing Board Member Beston Global Food Company Ltd As above Australia
    2014 - ongoing Board Member AAP Australasian Association of Philosophy Australia
    2012 - ongoing Board Member Australian Human Resource Institute as above Australia
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2015 - ongoing Oil and Gas Council Asia - Business and professional -
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Editor IBC Journal of Buddhist Studies IBCJBS International Buddhist College Thailand
    2015 - ongoing Consulting Editor Australian Human Resource Institute AHRI Australia
  • Industry Partnerships

    Date Engagement Type Partner Name
    2017 - ongoing Consultant CPA Australia
    2016 - ongoing Consultant Department of State Development SA
    2016 - ongoing Consultant Australian Institute of Company Directors
    2015 - ongoing Consultant Australian Institute of Company Directors

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