Mr Trent Hammond

Research Fellow, Nepean Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney (USYD)

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Biographical details

Mr Trent Hammond is an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Sydney (USYD)-Nepean Clinical School and an Academic Teacher who has a strong background in psychology and has a keen interest in medicine (psychiatry). He is based at Nepean Hospital and he conducts research within Nepean Clinical School, Blacktown Hospital and Westmead Hospital, with the goal of preventing suicide and deliberate self-harm. Mr Hammond also has teaching and research positions with New South Wales (NSW) Health, Western Sydney University (WSU) and Charles Sturt University (CSU). He has a strong enduring relationship with the Child Abuse Prevention Service. Mr Hammond also enjoys managing his own tutoring business called Academic Support Masters.

Mr Hammond is pursuing a PhD in Medicine (Psychiatry) at USYD, which will focus on conceptualising a new mobile application (app) for Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder), under the Primary Supervision of Dr Vlasios Brakoulias, a Conjoint USYD Academic, at Nepean Clinical School. His Auxillary Supervisors include Dr Andrew Campbell from USYD and Associate Professor Lisa Lampe from the University of Newcastle.

Mr Hammond has a variety of experience working in research and project positions for NSW Health, the Child Abuse Prevention Service, CSU, and the Commonwealth Government's Department of Education and Training.

He enjoys working with diverse groups of people with a wide range of experience in various fields, including mental health, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, and medicine. Mr Hammond may best be contacted by email trent.hammond@sydney.edu.au.

Hammond, T.E., Crowther, A., & Drummond, S. (in press). A thematic exploratory study of Australian clinical psychologists' experiences: Treatments for overcoming burnout, Frontiers in Psychology, 2018
Stevens, GJ., Hammond, TE., Brownhill, S., Anand, M., De La Riva, A., Hawkins, J., Chapman, T., Baldacchino, R., Micallef, J., Andepalli, J., Kotak, A., Gunja, N., Page, A., Gould, G., Ryan, CJ., Whyte, IM., Carter, GL., and Jones, A. (in press). Study Protocol. SMS SOS: A randomized controlled trial to reduce self-harm and suicide attempts using SMS text messaging. BMC Psychiatry, 2018
Hammond, T.E., Crowther, A., & Drummond, S. (2018). A thematic inquiry into the burnout experience of Australian solo-practicing clinical psychologists, Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01996
Michaelson, R., & Hammond, T.E. (2017, March). Preventing the Sexual Abuse of Children with Special Needs. 14th Australasian Conference of Child Abuse and Neglect, Sydney, Australia, ARACY
Hammond, T.E. (2015). Treatment for work-related burnout: The lived experiences of Australian clinical psychologists (Honours Thesis). Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Hammond, T.E., Crowther, A., & Drummond, S. (in press). A thematic exploratory study of Australian clinical psychologists' experiences: Treatments for overcoming burnout, Frontiers in Psychology, 2018
Stevens, GJ., Hammond, TE., Brownhill, S., Anand, M., De La Riva, A., Hawkins, J., Chapman, T., Baldacchino, R., Micallef, J., Andepalli, J., Kotak, A., Gunja, N., Page, A., Gould, G., Ryan, CJ., Whyte, IM., Carter, GL., and Jones, A. (in press). Study Protocol. SMS SOS: A randomized controlled trial to reduce self-harm and suicide attempts using SMS text messaging. BMC Psychiatry, 2018
Hammond, T.E., Crowther, A., & Drummond, S. (2018). A thematic inquiry into the burnout experience of Australian solo-practicing clinical psychologists, Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01996
Michaelson, R., & Hammond, T.E. (2017, March). Preventing the Sexual Abuse of Children with Special Needs. 14th Australasian Conference of Child Abuse and Neglect, Sydney, Australia, ARACY
Hammond, T.E. (2015). Treatment for work-related burnout: The lived experiences of Australian clinical psychologists (Honours Thesis). Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia

Research interests

Mr Hammond's research has heralded numerous ‘firsts’. He attained a First Class Honours (Division 1) Degree in Science (Mental Health) investigating the lived experiences of clinical psychologists with burnout, particularly, how their approaches to treatment assisted in overcoming their burnout. In another first, Mr Hammond works with NSW Health as part of the SMS SOS Study to evaluate the effectiveness of SMS text messaging in reducing deliberate self-harm for patients admitted to three major hospitals in Western Sydney, including Westmead Hospital, Blacktown Hospital, and Nepean Hospital.

He is presently working on the Surveillance and Intervention Network for the Evaluation of Self-Harm (S.I.N.E.S) Pilot Project with WSU and NSW Health. Further, Mr Hammond is about to commence a PhD in Medicine (Psychiatry) with USYD to develop a new psycho-education mobile app, which will allow for the assessment of Social Phobia and will connect people to tailored treatment options.

Mr Hammond is interested in working with academics, research by masters/PhD students, and members of industry bodies interested in pursuing research regarding anxiety disorders, psychiatry, psychology, and mental health. Interested parties may contact him by email about research and publishing opportunities.

Teaching and supervision

In addition to managing Academic Support Masters, Mr Hammond gives lectures and tutorials predominantly to psychology and social science students at WSU and tutors a variety of students at USYD and CSU. He is interested in teaching students in psychology, social science, and psychiatry at USYD. Courses (units) previously taught at WSU include:

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Mr Hammond is not presently supervising research students.

He continues to work with psychiatrists, registrars, and clinical nurse consultants on research studies in Western Sydney. He continues to pursue research and publishing opportunities, particularly publishing articles in academic peer-reviewed journals.

Current projects

Mr Hammond is currently engaged in the following research projects:

  • The SMS SOS Study (NSW Health);
  • Surveillance and Intervention Network for the Evaluation of Self-Harm (S.I.N.E.S) Pilot Project, WSU and NSW Health; and
  • PhD in Medicine (Psychiatry) research, USYD.

Mr Hammond is interested in partnering with research students who are planning to publish articles in peer-reviewed academic journals. In doing so, Mr Hammond would be pleased to support students in designing quality research projects with sound quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

Awards and honours

Key awards and honours obtained by Mr Hammond include:

  • Nepean Blue Mountains Staff Quality Awards Nomination – 2018;
  • Highly Commended for the Inspiring Team Award for "Introduction to Human Behaviour", The College, WSU – July 2018;
  • Top 100 Tutors List Award, Tutors Field – 2016;
  • Global Excellence Award for Academic Support Masters (Academic Tutoring), – Most Outstanding Secondary School Tuition Service, Acquisition International – 2016; and
  • Winner of the APAC Insider Business Awards – Academic Support Masters, AI Global – 2015;

Scholarships

  • CSU Honours Scholarship $4,000 (2015–2016);
  • CSU Honours HECS-HELP Exempt Award $8,880 In-Kind (2015–2016);
  • CSU Foundation Scholarship $3,000 (2015–2016);
  • UNSW Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship $3,140 (2006–2007); and
  • UNSW Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship $6,281 (2006–2007).

Publications and conferences

  • Hammond, T.E., Crowther, A., & Drummond, S. (in press). A thematic exploratory study of Australian clinical psychologists' experiences: Treatments for overcoming burnout, Frontiers in Psychology, 2018
  • Stevens, GJ., Hammond, TE., Brownhill, S., Anand, M., De La Riva, A., Hawkins, J., Chapman, T., Baldacchino, R., Micallef, J., Andepalli, J., Kotak, A., Gunja, N., Page, A., Gould, G., Ryan, CJ., Whyte, IM., Carter, GL., and Jones, A. (in press). Study Protocol. SMS SOS: A randomized controlled trial to reduce self-harm and suicide attempts using SMS text messaging. BMC Psychiatry, 2018
  • Hammond, T.E., Crowther, A., & Drummond, S. (2018). A thematic inquiry into the burnout experience of Australian solo-practicing clinical psychologists, Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01996
  • Michaelson, R., & Hammond, T.E. (2017, March). Preventing the Sexual Abuse of Children with Special Needs. 14th Australasian Conference of Child Abuse and Neglect, Sydney, Australia, ARACY
  • Hammond, T.E. (2015). Treatment for work-related burnout: The lived experiences of Australian clinical psychologists (Honours Thesis). Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Hammond, T.E., Crowther, A., & Drummond, S. (in press). A thematic exploratory study of Australian clinical psychologists' experiences: Treatments for overcoming burnout, Frontiers in Psychology, 2018
Stevens, GJ., Hammond, TE., Brownhill, S., Anand, M., De La Riva, A., Hawkins, J., Chapman, T., Baldacchino, R., Micallef, J., Andepalli, J., Kotak, A., Gunja, N., Page, A., Gould, G., Ryan, CJ., Whyte, IM., Carter, GL., and Jones, A. (in press). Study Protocol. SMS SOS: A randomized controlled trial to reduce self-harm and suicide attempts using SMS text messaging. BMC Psychiatry, 2018
Hammond, T.E., Crowther, A., & Drummond, S. (2018). A thematic inquiry into the burnout experience of Australian solo-practicing clinical psychologists, Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01996
Michaelson, R., & Hammond, T.E. (2017, March). Preventing the Sexual Abuse of Children with Special Needs. 14th Australasian Conference of Child Abuse and Neglect, Sydney, Australia, ARACY
Hammond, T.E. (2015). Treatment for work-related burnout: The lived experiences of Australian clinical psychologists (Honours Thesis). Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia

Previous research projects

  • Treatment for Work-Related Burnout: The Lived Experiences of Australian Clinical Psychologists (2015).
  • Implementation and Evaluation of the “Safe Children, Safe Families” (SCSF) Program for Pre-School Children, Their Parents, Carers and Early Educators (2016–2017).

Grant funding and scholarships

Approximately $247,698 of cash and in-kind equivalent grants and scholarships obtained, including:

  • $4,032 (approx. eq. AUD)– Frontiers in Psychology Full Publishing Fee Waiver for 'in-press' article "A thematic exploratory study of Australian clinical psychologists' experiences: Treatments for overcoming burnout", Frontiers in Psychology, 2018
  • $3,365 (approx. eq. AUD)– Frontiers in Psychology Full Publishing Fee Waiver for "A Thematic Inquiry into the Burnout Experience of Australian Solo-Practicing Clinical Psychologists" 2018;
  • $15,000 – Matched Funds Grant, Liverpool City Council 2017;
  • $10,000 – Brewery Foundation Grant, Coopers 2017;
  • $10,000 – Accessible Media for the SCSF Program, Grace Gives 2016–17;
  • $120,000 (In-kind) – Search Engine Marketing, Google 2016–17;
  • $25,000 – Eldon and Anne Foote Trust 2017;
  • $15,000 – Manly Leagues Club 2017;
  • $10,000 – WestConnex, Sydney Motorway Corporation 2017;
  • $10,000 – Westpac Foundation 2017;
  • $3,000 – Foundation Scholarship, CSU, 2015–16;
  • $4,000 plus $8,880 in-kind – Honours Scholarship and SCF Exempt Award, CSU, 2015–16;
  • $3,140– Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship, UNSW, 2006–2007; and
  • $6,281 – Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship, UNSW, 2006–2007.

Qualifications

  • Certificate IV in Health Administration– HLT47315 – TAFE, 2017;
  • Certificate IV in Project Management Practice– BSB41515– TAFE, 2016;
  • Certificate IV in Leadership and Management– BSB42015– TAFE, 2016;
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment– TAE40110– First Choice Training, 2016;
  • Statement of Attainment in “Standard” Mental Health First Aid– Mental Health First Aid Australia, 2016;
  • Statement of Attainment in “Youth” Mental Health First Aid– Mental Health First Aid Australia, 2016;
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours 1)– Mental Health– CSU, 2016;
  • Statement of Attainment in Provide First Aid– HLTAID003, Sports Medicine Australia, 2014;
  • Statement of Attainment in Provide CPR– HLTAID001, Sports Medicine Australia, 2014;
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)–CSU, 2012;
  • Certificate IV in Frontline Management– BSB40807– TAFE, 2010; and
  • Certificate III in Customer Contact– ICT30102–Performis, 2009.

Clearances and appointments

  • Australian National Police Check
  • Baseline National Security Clearance, Australia
  • Working With Children Check (NSW)
  • Justice of the Peace (NSW)

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