Dr Alyssa Morse

BPsych (Hons), AMusA, PhD (ANU)
Research Fellow


 Alyssa is a lived experience researcher at the Centre for Mental Health Research, where she commenced her Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 2022. Her Fellowship project aims to establish the feasibility and effectiveness of the Safe Haven services in South Western Sydney LHD as a genuine alternative to the emergency department for people experiencing suicidal crisis. 
Alyssa’s research interests include (1) improving lived experience involvement in research, health services and health policy; (2) prevention and promotion in youth mental health; and (3) mental health service evaluation and design.


Gulliver, A., Pike, G., Banfield, M., Morse, A.R., Katruss, N., Pescud, M., McMaster, M., Valerius, H. & West, S. (in press). Evaluation of the Music Engagement Program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia: Study protocol for a pilot trial. Submitted to Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. Accepted 18/07/19

Gulliver A., Banfield M., Morse A.R., Reynolds J., Miller S., Galati C. (2019). A Peer-Led Electronic Mental Health Recovery App in a Community-Based Public Mental Health Service: Pilot Trial. JMIR Form Res, 3(2), e12550. DOI: 10.2196/12550

Banfield, M, Morse, A, Gulliver, A et al 2018, 'Mental health research priorities in Australia: a consumer and carer agenda', Health Research Policy and Systems, vol. 16, no. 119, pp. 11pp.

Gulliver, A, Morse, A, Wilson, N et al 2018, 'An evaluation of a tailored care program for complex and persistent mental health problems: Partners in Recovery program', Evaluation and Program Planning, vol. 68, pp. 99-107pp.

Banfield, M, Randall, R, O'Brien, M et al 2018, 'Lived experience researchers partnering with consumers and carers to improve mental health research: Reflections from an Australian initiative', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 1219-1229pp.

Gulliver, A, Banfield, M, Reynolds, J et al 2017, 'A Peer-Led Electronic Mental Health Recovery App in an Adult Mental Health Service: Study Protocol for a Pilot Trial', JMIR Research Protocols, vol. 6, no. 12, pp. e248.

Calear, A, Banfield, M, Batterham, P et al 2017, 'Silence is deadly: a cluster-randomised controlled trial of a mental health help-seeking intervention for young men', BMC Public Health, vol. 17, no. 834, pp. 1-8.