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Jon Lane

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Jon Lane

Senior Lecturer, Psychiatry Lead

Med Sciences Precinct , Hobart CBD Campuses

0402926279 (phone)

Jonathan.Lane@utas.edu.au

Dr Jonathan (Jon) Lane is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He has a long history of Army service and has a keen interest in Military, Veteran and Emergency Services mental health. He is a current PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide in this field in conjunction with Military and Emergency Services Health Australia (MESHA), a member of The Hospital Research Foundation, and is due for completion end of 2021.  He is the discipline Lead for Psychiatry and teaches into the MBBS program. He also works with a range of other organisations including the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA); The Hobart Clinic; the Tasmanian Department of Police and Emergency Services (DPFEM).

Biography

Dr Lane enlisted as a soldier in the Australian Army in 1989 and has continued to serve in a range of full-time and Reserve roles since. He also deployed to Afghanistan as an embedded psychiatric provider with the US Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit in Kandahar for six months in 2013. He completed his medical degree in 2004 at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) and then spent five years in acute care and general practice medicine with the Army before returning to Hobart to commence his Psychiatry training. He gained his Fellowship in 2014 and has been lecturing with UTAS since 2015. He currently does clinical and a range of other strategic, policy and consultancy work with organisations in the fields of military, veteran and emergency services work including the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Tasmanian Department of Police and Emergency Services, The Hobart Clinic and the Military and Emergency Services Health Australia (MESHA) (https://mesha.org.au/who-we-are) which is a part of The Hospital Research Foundation. Dr Lane is also a member of the Tasmanian Veteran's Advisory Panel and a coach for the Australian Invictus Games Team for 2018, 2020 and 2022.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD candidate, University of Adelaide (2018- expected completion 2021)
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (2014)
  • MBBS (Hons) (2004)
  • UTAS M. Forensic Medicine (2010)
  • Monash Gr.Dip Forensic Behavioural Science (2012)
  • Monash B. Medical Science (2002)
  • UTAS BA Hons (Psych) UTAS (1998)
  • BA (1997) Monash

Memberships

Professional practice

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists: board member of the Military, Veteran and Emergency Services Health Network, and Psychiatry Interest Forum.International Fellow, American Psychiatric Association.Member, Association of Military Surgeons of the United StatesEditorial Board member, Journal of Military and Veteran's Health (Australia)

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Dr Lane first commenced tutoring with UTAS in 2002 in the area of physiology and pharmacology. He has been lecturing in Psychiatry with UTAS since 2015, and is now the Lead for the Discipline of Psychiatry with the task of reviewing the current curriculum and preparing for future changes to the MBBS program.Dr Lane is also a visiting lecturer for the School of Army Health, and has previously lectured for the Tasmanian Police Academy and other organisations.

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Expertise

  • Military and Veteran's mental health
  • Emergency Services mental health
  • PTSD
  • Peers and lived experience research

Research Themes

Dr Lane's research is in the University's Better Health research theme. His primary work is the development and evaluation of culturally specific peer led, group delivered, transdiagnostic psychoeducation and skills-based interventions for military, veterans and emergency services personnel. These programs are aimed at the service gap that exists for community based interventions that are generalised (transdiagnostic) psychoeducation and skills-based interventions that should occur prior to any formal clinical treatment. Being peer-led and group based, the programs leverage the cultural and lived experience of peers to deliver interventional programs to help their mates, and can be utilised directly by Service organisations to help their members with the lack of access to early interventions outside of the hospital / clinical environment.Dr Lane has developed a 12-week program aimed at psychoeducation and stabilsation for those personnel suffering from chronic stress and trauma called 'Group Emotional And Relationship Skills' (GEARS) which is currently being delivered in-person and remotely by lived-experience peers into South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and the ACT. The program evaluation is a registered clinical trial (ACTRN12619001257156).

Collaboration

A/Prof Edward Heffernan (Queensland): ‘Understanding and enhancing responses to suicide crises involving current and ex-serving members of the Australia Defence Force (ADF)’.

Awards

  • 2019 Society for Mental Health Research inaugural Lived Experience Research Medal
  • 2015 Churchill Fellow: Military and Veteran's Mental Health

Current projects

Evaluation of peer Vs clinician delivered culturally informed, skills based and manualised Group Emotional And Relationship Skills (GEARS) training for military, veteran, police and first responders who are at risk of, or have, chronic stress and trauma-related mental health injuries. See https://mesha.org.au/research/current-research for more detail.

Fields of Research

  • Mental health services (420313)
  • Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development (390102)
  • Health systems (420311)
  • Pain (320218)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Organisational behaviour (350710)

Research Objectives

  • Mental health (200409)
  • Personnel (140110)
  • Mental health services (200305)
  • Evaluation of health outcomes (200202)
  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Equity and access to education (160201)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Social structure and health (200207)
  • Pacific Peoples community services (210999)

Publications

  • Lane, J., & Wallace, D. (2020). Australian military and veteran’s mental health care part 1: an introduction to cultural essentials for clinicians. Australasian Psychiatry, doi:10.1177/1039856220901470
  • Wallace, D., Lane, J., Heffernan, K., & Nas Jones, C. (2020). Australian military and veterans’ mental health care: improving assessment of military personnel and veterans. Australasian Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1177/1039856220943043
  • Wallace, D., Meurk, C., McKay, D., Khoo, A., Lane, J., & Heffernan, E. (2020). Keeping military in mind: The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ Military and Veterans’ Mental Health Network. Australasian Psychiatry, doi:10.1177/1039856219895199

Accepted articles awaiting publication:

  • Lane, J., Van Hoff, M., Lawrence-Wood, E., McFarlane, A. (2020). Culturally Informed Interventions for Military, Veteran and Emergency Service Personnel: the importance of group structure, lived experience facilitators, and recovery-oriented content. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship.
  • Journal work:Journal of Military and Veteran’s Health (Sage, Australia), Editorial Board member and reviewer since 2014.
  • Journal of Military Behavioural Health (University of Southern California), reviewer.Health Promotion Journal of Australia (Wiley, Australia), reviewer.

Total publications

8

Journal Article

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Lane J, Van Hooff M, Lawrence-Wood E, McFarlane A, 'Culturally Informed Interventions for Military, Veteran and Emergency Services Personnel: the importance of group structure, lived experience facilitators and recovery-oriented content', Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 13, (4) Article 6. ISSN 1944-1207 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.54656/NPGR1664 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Wallace Dunca, Lane Jonathan, Heffernan Kristi, Nas Jones Carolyn, 'Australian military and veterans' mental health care: improving assessment of military personnel and veterans', Australasian Psychiatry, 29, (2) pp. 153-156. ISSN 1039-8562 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1039856220943043 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Lane J, Wallace D, 'Australian military and veteran's mental health care part 1: an introduction to cultural essentials for clinicians', Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 28, (3) pp. 267-269. ISSN 1440-1665 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1039856220901470 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

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2020Wallace D, Meurk C, McKay D, Khoo A, Lane J, et al., 'Keeping military in mind: The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' Military and Veterans' Mental Health Network', Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 28, (3) pp. 274-278. ISSN 1440-1665 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1039856219895199 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2006Turner JV, Lane J, 'Early barriers for university rural clinical placements', Education for health, 19, (3) pp. 375 - 379. ISSN 1469-5804 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13576280600938612 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Lane J, 'Peers as Para-Professionals: the perspectives of lived-experience peers in service and program delivery', 21st Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress, 14 - 18 September 2021, Online (2021) [Plenary Presentation]

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2004Johns DP, Couser G, Gennat HC, Lane JP, Walls JT, 'Multi-access instructional material design - a clinical case study', Proceedings of Teaching Matters, Hobart (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Johns DP; Couser G; Gennat HC; Walls JT

Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2022Winter R, Norris K, Lane JP, Braithwaite B, 'Independent review of the effectiveness of the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency management's health and wellbeing and workers compensation frameworks for employees suffering from mental health related illness', Independent review of the effectiveness of the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency management's health and wellbeing and workers compensation frameworks for employees suffering from mental health, Tasmania Government, Hobart, Tasmania, February 2022, pp. 1-45. (2022) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Norris K

2019 - Brent Espeland Memorial Fellowship – The Road Home Foundation; PhD scholarship for $50,000 p/a from 2019-2021 for research funding for my PhD developing and evaluating skills-based interventions for military, veteran and emergency services personnel.

Collaborative Research Grants (2019) – Defence Health Foundation Grant for Medical Research; co-investigator and grant is headed up by A/Prof Edward Heffernan for a total of $143,750 over 2020-2021. The research topic is ‘Understanding and enhancing responses to suicide crises involving current and ex-serving members of the Australia Defence Force (ADF)’.