Professor Brian Draper
MB BS MD UNSW, FRANZCP
Professor Brian Draper has research interests in clinical aspects of mental health problems in old age. Professor Draper's main focus is dementia including NHMRC funded studies of young onset dementia (INSPIRED Study), dementia in acute hospitals (Hospital Dementia Services Project), cognitive and mental disorders in older Aboriginal Australians (Koori Growing Old Well Study), behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (PARO study), carer stress and mild cognitive impairment (Sydney Memory and Ageing Study). Professor Draper collaborates with a range of institutions around Australia including Griffith University, the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, University of Sydney, Macquarie University, University of Technology Sydney and Monash University. A secondary area of interest is suicidal behaviour in late life with collaborative work funded by ARC and NHMRC being undertaken with colleagues around Australia and internationally.
Professor Draper is on the research advisory committee for the LifeSpan project of suicide prevention being run by the Black Dog Institute. I have a particular interest in ethical issues of end of life care and am a member of the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative with particular involvement as a CI on a NHMRC funded study of the antipsychotic treatment of delirium in palliative care. Professor Draper has also been undertaking research and clinical collaborations examining drug & alcohol issues in late life including their comorbidity (cognitive disorders, mood disorders, suicidal behaviour).
- Suicidal behaviour(suicidal ideation, suicidal risk, suicide attempt)
- Mental health, mental ill health
- Research opportunities
- Innovative approaches to suicide prevention
- Connecting with post-graduate candidates
- Collaboration with Australian suicide prevention services, programs and resources
- Support for discussions about suicide
Why do the very old self-harm? A qualitative study.
Wand APF, Peisah C, Draper B, Brodaty H.
American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, published 15/3/18 https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2018.03.005
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Depression, Suicidal Behaviour and Mental Disorders in Older Aboriginal Australians.
Shen Y, Radford K, Daylight G, Cumming R, Broe T, Draper B.
The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018, 15(3), 447; doi: 10.3390/ijerph15030447
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Awareness of suicide risk and communication between health care professionals and next-of-kin of suicides in the month before suicide.
Draper B, Krysinska K, Snowdon J, De Leo D.
Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, 2017 48(4): 449-458. DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12365
View at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Prevalence of exposure to suicide: A meta-analysis of population-based studies.
Andriessen K, Rahman B, Draper B, Dudley M, Mitchell PB
Journal of Psychiatric Research, 2017, 88: 113-120.
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The survival and characteristics of older people with and without dementia who intentionally self-harm.
Mitchell R, Draper B, Harvey L, Brodaty H, Close J.
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2017, 32 (8): 892-900. DOI: 10.1002/gps.4542
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