Mr Trent Hammond

Honorary Research Fellow, Nepean Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney (USYD) Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine) Candidate and Academic Teacher

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Biographical details

Mr Trent Ernest Hammond is an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Sydney (USYD)-Nepean Clinical School and he is an Academic Teacher with a strong background in psychology and a keen interest in 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, reducing deliberate self-harm, and decreasing the impact of social anxiety. Mr Hammond 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, Academic Support Masters.

Mr Hammond is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine (Psychiatry) at USYD, which involves conceptualising a new psycho-education mobile application (app) for social anxiety, under the Primary Supervision of Professor Vlasios Brakoulias, a Conjoint USYD Academic, at Nepean Clinical School. His Auxiliary Supervisors include Dr Andrew Campbell from USYD and Associate Professor Lisa Lampe from the University of Newcastle. Mr Hammond plans to later develop a mobile app, which will allow for the assessment of social anxiety and will connect people to tailored treatment options.

Mr Hammond has a variety of experience working in research and in project coordination roles for NSW Health, the Child Abuse Prevention Service, CSU, and the Commonwealth Government's Department of Education and Training. He is a Verified Reviewer of scientific journal articles for the Australian Psychologist, the Australian Psychological Society's Premier Journal.

Mr Hammond 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 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 contributed substantially to the academic and the scientific community. He attained a First Class Honours (Honours Class 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. Mr Hammond also works with NSW Health as part of the SMS SOS Project to evaluate the effectiveness of SMS text messaging in reducing deliberate self-harm for patients admitted to one of three major hospitals in Western Sydney, including Westmead Hospital, Blacktown Hospital, and Nepean Hospital.A copy of the Study Protocol for the SMS SOS Project may be downloaded here.

Mr Hammond 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. He has also started working with the pharmaceutical company, Boehringer Ingelheim, as a Clinical Research Co-Ordinator, to evaluate the effectiveness of medication for schizophrenia, used in combination with computerised cognitive training.

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 stakeholders 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 he teaches 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 include:

Feedback regarding Mr Hammond's teaching may be viewed and provided at BetterView.

Mr Hammond is not presently supervising research students, but he is interested in supporting clinicians and research students in publishing and enhancing research output. He continues to work with psychiatrists, registrars, and clinical nurse consultants on research studies in Western Sydney.

Current projects

Mr Hammond is currently engaged in the following research projects:

  • The SMS SOS Project (NSW Health);
  • Surveillance and Intervention Network for the Evaluation of Self-Harm (S.I.N.E.S) Pilot Project, WSU and NSW Health;
  • A clinical trial with Boehringer Ingelheim to investigate the effectiveness of medication in treating schizophrenia, taken in combination with computerized cognitive training; and
  • PhD in Medicine (Psychiatry) research, USYD.

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

Associations

Other online professional and personal connections include:

Mr Hammond welcomes research and academic collaborations.

Awards and honours

Key awards, nominations,and honours 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

  • USYD Esma May Harris Scholarship $1,000 (2019);
  • USYD Facultative Fund (BU1490) $500 (2019);
  • USYD Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship (2019–2022) ($21,000 per year over 4 years, totalling an indicative $84,000 for the program);
  • 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. (2019). Study Protocol. SMS SOS: A randomized controlled trial to reduce self-harm and suicide attempts using SMS text messaging. BMC Psychiatry, doi:10.1186/s12888-019-2104-9
  • 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 $333,198 of cash and in-kind equivalent grants and scholarships obtained, including:

  • $1,000 - USYD Esma May Harris Scholarship, 2019;
  • $500 - USYD Bursary, Facultative Fund, 2019;
  • USYD Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship 2019–2022 ($84,000, indicative total over 4 years);
  • $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 and 2019;
  • Statement of Attainment in “Youth” Mental Health First Aid– Mental Health First Aid Australia, 2016 and 2019;
  • 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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