Associate Professor, University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Chantal Ski is a psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne. Prior to this she held collaborative academic, clinical and government posts. With over a decade of experience in health services research, Chantal has contributed to policy documents for government bodies (e.g. Palliative Care Consultancy Teams and funding allocation recommendations) and worked with departments such as the Victorian Department of Human Services on research-related initiatives. Chantal’s work has extended across the majority of Victoria’s public and private hospitals.

As a psychologist she has extensive clinical and research experience in the psychosocial aspects of cardiovascular disease and in developing and validating patient-reported outcome measures. Chantal’s major interests lie in the development and evaluation of brief novel psychosocial interventions for patients and their carers. She also has expertise in evaluation of health service models of care for patients with cardiovascular disease inclusive of government consultation. Chantal has been awarded over $16M in competitive research funding and is widely published including a number of review papers examining non-pharmacological interventions in a range of cardiac populations in journals such as Nature Rev Cardiol, PLoS ONE, Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews, and Heart Lung.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Associate Professor, University of Melbourne / St Vincent's Mental Health
  • 2011–2016
    Associate Professor, Australian Catholic University
  • 2006–2008
    Research Fellow, Melbourne University/ St Vincent's Centre for Palliative Care / Department of Human Services

Education

  • 2001 
    Deakin University, PhD (psychology)

Publications

  • 2017
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs, Preference-based care and research
  • 2017
    Palliat Med, Implantable cardioverter defibrillator knowledge and end-of-life device deactivation: A cross-sectional survey
  • 2017
    Soc Sci Med, A. Social and emotional wellbeing assessment tools in Indigenous Australians: A critical review
  • 2017
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs, Depression screening and referral in cardiac wards: a 12-month patient trajectory
  • 2017
    Biol Res Nurs, Depression and pain in heart transplant recipients: an observational study
  • 2017
    J Clin Nurs, Dyadic incongruence in chronic heart failure: implications for patient and carer psychosocial health and self-care
  • 2017
    J Adv Nurs, Randomized controlled trial of family-based education for patients with heart failure and their carers
  • 2017
    Front Psychol, Psychosocial Interventions for Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in Individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    An Online Workplace Psychosocial CVD Prevention Program for Men at Midlife
    Role:
    AI
    Funding Source:
    Heart Foundation
  • 2016
    Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions of implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) Deactivation and EOL Issues Among ICD Recipients
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    Department of Education
  • 2015
    “You've got mail" - testing an SMS-based intervention to increase adherence amongst heart failure patients
    Role:
    AI
    Funding Source:
    Mediabnk
  • 2015
    Achieving optimal health across chronic conditions in patients and carers via TRIPOD
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    Department of Education
  • 2015
    Cardiovascular Health and well-being
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    Department of Education

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • Victorian Psycho-Cardiology Network

Research Areas

  • Cardiology (Incl. Cardiovascular Diseases) (110201)
  • Nursing (1110)