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Education and Service Development Consultant

Nadya Kouzma

Hello, I’m Nadya, a psychologist and consultant at VTMH. I’ve worked with VTMH since 2009, hold a PhD in Psychology, and am an Honorary Fellow at the School of Population & Global Health at the University of Melbourne.

I have contributed to several VTMH reports and papers over the years. These have included:

  • Responding to Diversity: An Evaluation of VTMH Programs and Services, 2013–2015.
  • Cultural responsiveness in specialist mental health services: Service development as a component of a capacity building project (VTPU, 2011). 
  • Stolk, Y., Kouzma, N., Chopra, P., Oehm, D. & Minas, H. Cultural competence training in mental health: Evaluation of a 6-module course as a component of service development (VTPU, 2011).
  • Colucci, E., Chopra, P., McDonough, S., Kouzma, N. & Minas, H. (2014). Improving cultural responsiveness in mental health services: Development of a consensus around the role of Cultural Portfolio Holders. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 7(3), 339–355.

I previously worked at the Alfred Hospital in various roles including Education Program Manager, DHS funded Project Manager, and Research Consultant for the public health care system, mental health sector and academia.

I look forward to continuing to contribute to VTMH’s work with organisations and agencies to build their capacity and enhance their cultural responsiveness in mental health service provision, as well as continuing to advocate for Victoria’s culturally diverse communities across the mental health sector.


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