Jesse Young2

Mr Jesse Young

PhD(c), MPH(dist), BSc(dist)

Mr Jesse Young is an early career researcher specialising in psychiatric epidemiology with leading expertise in data linkage methodology. He is currently employed as a Research Fellow in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at The University of Melbourne, and as a Senior Research Officer at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Mr Young also holds Adjunct positions at the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Western Australia and at the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University. Since 2013, Mr Young has authored a scientific book chapter, federal reports and 29 peer-reviewed publications, with a further 11 articles currently under review in international journals. He is a member of the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare’s National Prisoner Health Information Committee and Technical Expert Group, guiding the world-leading surveillance system for health of justice-involved adults. He has discussed his research on national TV and radio in Australia and internationally. He has led reports commissioned by state/national government departments; presented his research findings at international conferences, by invitation to national government committees, prison/health Ministers across the Asia-Pacific region, health and correctional authorities, stakeholders, and service providers; and lectured by invitation at universities nationally and internationally.

Research areas:
  • Adults
  • Children or young people
  • Target groups (CALD, LGBTI, Rural/remote, Lived experience)
  • Mental health, mental ill health
  • Settings (workplaces, mental health services, education, communities)
Available for:
  • Research opportunities
  • Funding
  • Innovative approaches to suicide prevention
  • Connecting with post-graduate candidates
  • Collaboration with Australian suicide prevention services, programs and resources
  • Support for discussions about suicide
Jesse Young2
Mr Jesse Young

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne