Dr Toby Raeburn

RN, MA, PhD, FACMHN, Churchill Fellow.
Dr

M02C - 88 Mallett Street - Building C
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 4271
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Biographical details

Dr Toby Raeburn is a researcher, educator and nurse practitioner in mental health. Toby was the founder of Australia’s first mental health nursing charity 'ROAM Communities', which he led from 2005-2015. He has provided consultancy to a wide range of organisation’s including Sydney City Council, Healthways Australia, the Salvation Army, the NSW Department of Housing and many others. Toby’s work in community mental health has led to several awards some of which include, a Fellowship and Mental Health Nurse Achievement Award from the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, a Churchill Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and a Mental Health Matters Award from the Mental Health Association of NSW. His research interests emerged from work developing nurse-led led services to improve mental health care for vulnerable groups (Homeless, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities etc). Toby's research interests include the social history of mental health care, homelessness, and Indigenous Australian health care.

Alongside his academic workload Toby provides consultancy as a Nurse Practitioner Psychotherapist. Toby sees patients independently and offers many of the same services as a psychologist yet as a nurse practitioner he is also authorised to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications if needed. Toby has experience in inpatient psychiatry, outpatient/private practice, chemical dependency/addiction medicine and primary care settings. After working in all these settings, he appreciates the need in our community for higher quality mental health services that offer personalized care for patients, psychiatry appointments that are comprehensive, and treating the patient/family in a holistic manner, not just as seen as symptoms and disorders. As a faculty member at the University of Sydney, Toby also teaches psychopharmacology and thus offers evidence-based expert consultations for patients and other clinicians in the community. He aims for the least amount of medications with his clients and believes that medications can assist as the catalyst for the work that is done in therapy, in addition to improving other aspects of self-care/healing.

Toby sees people from all cultural backgrounds and of all ages who are in need of assessment, psychotherapy, medication prescription and/or management. Toby’s practice style is one of collaboration with patients and he focuses on teaching, health promotion, and integrative care. He utilizes several different psychotherapeutic styles including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy, narrative, solution-focused, and mindfulness to form an individual treatment plan with each client. Toby believes strongly in empowering his clients to take an active role in their physical and mental health, with a focus on a client’s strengths and innate capacity to heal. For clients that are already connected with a therapist and are in need of a clinician for medications, Toby will work closely in collaboration with the therapist for the best solution-focused care of each client

Research interests

Dr Raeburn is currently seeking PhD students interested in researching:

  • The social history of Australian mental health care
  • Nurses role in Aboriginal mental health care
  • Nurses involvement in homelessness health care
  • Recovery-oriented mental health care

Recent Publications

  • ·Raeburn, T., Liston, C., Hickmott, J., Cleary, M. (Online) Colonial surgeon Patrick Hill (1794-1852): Unacknowledged Pioneer of Australian mental healthcare. History of Psychiatry, 91/17.

  • Cleary M, Raeburn T, Escott P, et al. (2018) ‘Walking the tightrope’: The role of peer support workers in facilitating consumers’ participation in decision‐making. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.

  • Cleary M, Raeburn T, West S, et al. (2018) Two approaches, one goal: How mental health registered nurses' perceive their role and the role of peer support workers in facilitating consumer decision‐making. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.

  • Grech E and Raeburn T. (2018) Experiences of hospitalised homeless adults and their health care providers in OECD nations: A literature review. Collegian.

  • Raeburn, T. (2017) “Rehabilitation Groups.” in Encyclopedia of Health and Risk Message Design and Processing, Ed. Roxanne Parrott. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Raeburn, T. (2017) ‘Recovery-oriented practices within an Australian psychosocial Clubhouse; A case study analysis’, Western Sydney University, Australia.
  • Raeburn, T., Liston, C., Hickmott, J., Cleary, M. (2017) Liverpool “lunatic asylum”: A forgotten chapter in the history of Australian healthcare. Collegian, ttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2017.08.003
  • Raeburn, T., Liston, C., Hickmott, J., Cleary, M. (2017) Life of Martha Entwistle: Australia's first convict mental health nurse. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.
  • Cleary M, Sayers J, Bramble M, et al. (2017) ‘Slipping through the Cracks’: Mental Health and Recovery in Older Person Care. Issues in Mental Health Nursing: 1-3.
  • Michelle Cleary, Jan Sayers, Toby Raeburn & Violeta Lopez (2017) ‘Secrets’. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38:10, 869-871.

Teaching and supervision

  • Lecturer University of Sydney 2014-present

  • Research supervisor; Research Honours Student University of Sydney (2017-Present)

  • Committee Member; Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies, University of Tasmania (2017-Present)

  • Expert Examiner Nurse Practitioner Clinical Viva; University of Newcastle (2015-Present)

  • Clinical Supervisor, Nurse Practitioner; Tharawal Aboriginal Health (2017-Present)

  • Clinical Supervisor, Nurse Practitioner; University of Newcastle (2016-2017)

  • Clinical Supervisor, Nurse Practitioner; Western Sydney University (2013-2016).

  • Clinical Supervisor, Credential Mental Health Nurse Candidate; University of Notre Dame (2012-2015).

  • Syllabus Review Panel Member, Master of Nursing Course Material; University of Western Sydney (2014).

  • Expert Examiner Nurse Practitioner Clinical Viva, University of Western Sydney (2014).

  • Clinical Facilitator, Registered Nursing Students; University of Sydney (2004-2014).

  • Clinical Facilitator, Medical Students; University of NSW (2003-2006).

Current research students

Project title Research student
A mixed methods exploration of mental health nurses decision-making processes regarding confidentiality and disclosure of information pertaining to patients who may be risk of harm to self or others. Darren CONLON
Exploring the Recovery Process of Adult Singaporeans with Depression Jon KUEK

Current projects

  • Social history of Australian mental health care
  • Nurses role in Australian Aboriginal Healthcare
  • Recovery-oriented approaches in mental health care

Associations

  • Registered Nurse and Endorsed Nurse Practitioner; Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Fellow and Credentialed Mental Health Nurse; Australian College of Mental Health Nursing.
  • Member; Australian College of Nurse Practitioners 2013-Present

Awards and honours

  • Fellowship; Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (2016)
  • Mental Health Nurse Achievement Award; Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (2014).
  • Three Minute Thesis Competition Winner; University of Western Sydney, School of Nursing & Midwifery (2014).
  • Best Paper Presentation; Research Futures Forum, University of Western Sydney, School of Nursing & Midwifery (2014).
  • Community Partnership Award; University of Western Sydney (2014).
  • Best Paper Presentation; Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, Greater Western Sydney Conference (2014).
  • Partnerships in Wellbeing Award; Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (2012).
  • Churchill Fellowship; Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (2009).
  • Deans Merit List; University of Western Sydney (2009).
  • Letter of Merit, Commendatory Teaching; University of Notre Dame (2009).
  • Special Commendation; Australian Altruism Foundation (2007).
  • Mental Health Matters Award; Mental Health Council of Australia (2006).

In the media

  • Corderoy, A. (2015). Innovative mental health program falling victim to funding freeze,Sydney Morning Herald, April 25.
  • Armstrong, K. (2013). Mental health clinic fills service gap away from hospitals; Patients nursed back to society. Camden Advertiser.
  • Smith, R. (2013). Fostering mental health, funds key to keep service. Macarthur Chronicle.
  • Nizette, D., McAllister, M., Marks, P. (2013) Stories in Mental Health Reflection, Inquiry Action. Elsevier Australia.
  • Deadly Vibe (2013) Coping with Anxiety. Deadly Vibe, Aboriginal Health Promotion Website.
  • Ng, J. (2012). Therapy cuts recovery time. Camden Advertiser.
  • Morgan, J. (2007) Homeless works looks for new digs. Sydney Morning Herald. August 07
  • Pollard, R. (2006). Coming in from the cold to a haven from demons. Sydney Morning Herald. May 06 2006.
  • Raeburn, T. (2006). Taking a public stand. Australian Nursing Journal. Vol. 14, Issue 4.
  • Pollard, R. (2005). Out of Mind. Sydney Morning Herald. Feb 12, 2005.
  • Raeburn, T. (2005) United Front on Mental Health. Australian Nursing Journal. Jan2005, Vol. 12, Issue 6.
  • $2000 Summer Scholar Program; University of Sydney (2017)
  • $650,000 Partners In Recovery program; Australian Federal Government (2013).
  • $5000 Community Project Grant; Camden Council (2013).
  • $10,000 Community Partnership Grant; Commonwealth Bank Foundation (2012).
  • $5,000 Community Project Grant; Camden Council (2012).
  • $20,000 Innovative Project Grant; Foundation for Alcohol Research Education (2010).
  • $41,000 Research Grant; Sydney City Council (2008).
  • $6,000 Project Grant; Street Smart Foundation (2008).
  • $43,000 Infrastructure Grant; NSW Mental Health Coordinating Council (2008).
  • $3,000 Small Equipment Grant; Australian Federal Government (2007).
  • $4,500 Project Grant; Street Smart Foundation (2007).
  • $21,000 Infrastructure Grant; NSW Mental Health Coordinating Council (2007).
  • $100,000 Seed Funding Grant; NSW Department of Health (2006).

Keywords

Indigenous health; Nursing practice; Psychological phenomena; Mental health; Medical history

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Cleary, M., Raeburn, T. (2017). Personality Disorders. In Katie Evans, Debra Nizette and Anthony OBrien (Eds.), Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing - 4th edition, (pp. 391-407). Chatswood: Elsevier.
  • Raeburn, T. (2013). Being Authentic. In Debra Nizette, Margaret McAllister and Peta Marks (Eds.), Stories in Mental Health: Reflection, Inquiry, Action, (pp. 10-12). Sydney: Mosby Elsevier.

Journals

  • Raeburn, T., Liston, C., Hickmott, J., Cleary, M. (2018). Life of Martha Entwistle: Australia's first convict mental health nurse. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(1), 455-463. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Liston, C., Hickmott, J., Cleary, M. (2018). Liverpool "lunatic asylum": A forgotten chapter in the history of Australian health care. Collegian, 25(3), 347-353. [More Information]
  • Cleary, M., Raeburn, T., West, S., Escott, P., Lopez, V. (2018). Two approaches, one goal: How mental health registered nurses' perceive their role and the role of peer support workers in facilitating consumer decision-making. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(4), 1212-1218. [More Information]
  • Cleary, M., Raeburn, T., Escott, P., West, S., Lopez, V. (2018). �Walking the tightrope�: The role of peer support workers in facilitating consumers� participation in decision-making. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(4), 1266-1272. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., HUngerford, C., Cleary, M. (2017). Autonomy Support and Recovery Practice at a Psychosocial Clubhouse. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 53(3), 175-182. [More Information]
  • Cleary, M., Sayers, J., Raeburn, T., Lopez, V. (2017). Issues in Mental Health Nursing. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38(10), 869-871. [More Information]
  • Cleary, M., Sayers, J., Bramble, M., Raeburn, T. (2017). �Slipping through the Cracks�: Mental Health and Recovery in Older Person Care. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38(7), 603-605. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., HUngerford, C., Cleary, M. (2016). The use of social environment in a psychosocial clubhouse to facilitate recovery-oriented practice. BJPsych Open, 2(2), 173-178. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Walter, G., Cleary, M. (2015). How can we better engage boys in mental health care? International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24(6), 449-450. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Hungerford, C., Sayers, J., Escott, P., Lopez, V., Cleary, M. (2015). Leading a Recovery-oriented Social Enterprise. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36(5), 362-369. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., Hungerford, C., Cleary, M. (2015). Self-determination Theory: A Framework for Clubhouse Psychosocial Rehabilitation Research. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36(2), 145-151. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Hungerford, C., Escott, P., Cleary, M. (2015). Supporting recovery from hoarding and squalor: insights from a community case study. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 22(8), 634-639. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., HUngerford, C., Cleary, M. (2015). The contribution of case study design to supporting research on Clubhouse psychosocial rehabilitation. BMC Research Notes, 8(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Jackson, D., Walter, G., Escott, P., Cleary, M. (2014). Clinical Case Reports in mental health: the need for nuance and context. Clinical Case Reports, 2(6), 241-242. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., Hungerford, C., Cleary, M. (2014). Clubhouse model of psychiatric rehabilitation: How is recovery reflected in documentation? International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 23(5), 389-397. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Halcomb, E., Walter, G., Cleary, M. (2013). An overview of the clubhouse model of psychiatric rehabilitation. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(4), 376-378. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., James, M. (2013). Australia's first mental health nursing charity: ROAM communities. Australian Nursing Journal, 20(11), 50-50.

Conferences

  • Grech, E., Raeburn, T., Marshall, N. (2017). Pathways home: recovery orientated hospital care for people experiencing homelessness. 43rd International Mental health Nursing conference, Hobart.
  • Raeburn, T., Liston, C. (2017). Recovery in our bones: the story of Martha Entwistle, Australia's earliest convict mental health nurse. 43rd International Mental health Nursing conference, Hobart.
  • Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., Hungerford, C., Cleary, M. (2016). Employment, community and recovery, lessons from a psychosocial Clubhouse. ACMHN 42nd Mental Health Nursing Conference, Adelaide.
  • Raeburn, T., Fenlon, A., Cleary, M. (2014). Mental health nursing and the partners in recovery program: Improving coordination of services. Australian College of Mental health Nurses 40th International Mental Health Nursing Conference, Melbourne.
  • Raeburn, T., Cleary, M., Schmied, V., HUngerford, C. (2014). Self-determination theory: A theoretical framework for researching the recovery orientation of services. 40th International Mental Health Nursing Conference, Meblourne.
  • Raeburn, T., Jackson, D., Nicholls, D. (2010). An examination of nurse led mental health services amongst disadvantaged populations in the USA. Australian College of Mental health Nurses 36th International Mental Health Nursing Conference, Hobart.
  • Raeburn, T., Jackson, D., Nicholls, D. (2010). An examination of private practice mental health nursing amongst disadvantaged communities in Australia. Australian College of Mental health Nurses 36th International Mental Health Nursing Conference, Hobart.
  • Raeburn, T., Goodin, B., Callander, N., Southan, J. (2008). Roam communities mental health nursing. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Annual Conference, Melbourne.

Reference Works

  • Raeburn, T. (2017). Rehabilitation Groups. In Roxanne Parrott (Eds.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. New York: New York: Oxford University Press.

2018

  • Raeburn, T., Liston, C., Hickmott, J., Cleary, M. (2018). Life of Martha Entwistle: Australia's first convict mental health nurse. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(1), 455-463. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Liston, C., Hickmott, J., Cleary, M. (2018). Liverpool "lunatic asylum": A forgotten chapter in the history of Australian health care. Collegian, 25(3), 347-353. [More Information]
  • Cleary, M., Raeburn, T., West, S., Escott, P., Lopez, V. (2018). Two approaches, one goal: How mental health registered nurses' perceive their role and the role of peer support workers in facilitating consumer decision-making. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(4), 1212-1218. [More Information]
  • Cleary, M., Raeburn, T., Escott, P., West, S., Lopez, V. (2018). �Walking the tightrope�: The role of peer support workers in facilitating consumers� participation in decision-making. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(4), 1266-1272. [More Information]

2017

  • Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., HUngerford, C., Cleary, M. (2017). Autonomy Support and Recovery Practice at a Psychosocial Clubhouse. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 53(3), 175-182. [More Information]
  • Cleary, M., Sayers, J., Raeburn, T., Lopez, V. (2017). Issues in Mental Health Nursing. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38(10), 869-871. [More Information]
  • Grech, E., Raeburn, T., Marshall, N. (2017). Pathways home: recovery orientated hospital care for people experiencing homelessness. 43rd International Mental health Nursing conference, Hobart.
  • Cleary, M., Raeburn, T. (2017). Personality Disorders. In Katie Evans, Debra Nizette and Anthony OBrien (Eds.), Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing - 4th edition, (pp. 391-407). Chatswood: Elsevier.
  • Raeburn, T., Liston, C. (2017). Recovery in our bones: the story of Martha Entwistle, Australia's earliest convict mental health nurse. 43rd International Mental health Nursing conference, Hobart.
  • Raeburn, T. (2017). Rehabilitation Groups. In Roxanne Parrott (Eds.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. New York: New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Cleary, M., Sayers, J., Bramble, M., Raeburn, T. (2017). �Slipping through the Cracks�: Mental Health and Recovery in Older Person Care. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38(7), 603-605. [More Information]

2016

  • Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., Hungerford, C., Cleary, M. (2016). Employment, community and recovery, lessons from a psychosocial Clubhouse. ACMHN 42nd Mental Health Nursing Conference, Adelaide.
  • Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., HUngerford, C., Cleary, M. (2016). The use of social environment in a psychosocial clubhouse to facilitate recovery-oriented practice. BJPsych Open, 2(2), 173-178. [More Information]

2015

  • Raeburn, T., Walter, G., Cleary, M. (2015). How can we better engage boys in mental health care? International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24(6), 449-450. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Hungerford, C., Sayers, J., Escott, P., Lopez, V., Cleary, M. (2015). Leading a Recovery-oriented Social Enterprise. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36(5), 362-369. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., Hungerford, C., Cleary, M. (2015). Self-determination Theory: A Framework for Clubhouse Psychosocial Rehabilitation Research. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36(2), 145-151. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Hungerford, C., Escott, P., Cleary, M. (2015). Supporting recovery from hoarding and squalor: insights from a community case study. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 22(8), 634-639. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., HUngerford, C., Cleary, M. (2015). The contribution of case study design to supporting research on Clubhouse psychosocial rehabilitation. BMC Research Notes, 8(1), 1-7. [More Information]

2014

  • Raeburn, T., Jackson, D., Walter, G., Escott, P., Cleary, M. (2014). Clinical Case Reports in mental health: the need for nuance and context. Clinical Case Reports, 2(6), 241-242. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., Hungerford, C., Cleary, M. (2014). Clubhouse model of psychiatric rehabilitation: How is recovery reflected in documentation? International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 23(5), 389-397. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., Fenlon, A., Cleary, M. (2014). Mental health nursing and the partners in recovery program: Improving coordination of services. Australian College of Mental health Nurses 40th International Mental Health Nursing Conference, Melbourne.
  • Raeburn, T., Cleary, M., Schmied, V., HUngerford, C. (2014). Self-determination theory: A theoretical framework for researching the recovery orientation of services. 40th International Mental Health Nursing Conference, Meblourne.

2013

  • Raeburn, T., Halcomb, E., Walter, G., Cleary, M. (2013). An overview of the clubhouse model of psychiatric rehabilitation. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(4), 376-378. [More Information]
  • Raeburn, T., James, M. (2013). Australia's first mental health nursing charity: ROAM communities. Australian Nursing Journal, 20(11), 50-50.
  • Raeburn, T. (2013). Being Authentic. In Debra Nizette, Margaret McAllister and Peta Marks (Eds.), Stories in Mental Health: Reflection, Inquiry, Action, (pp. 10-12). Sydney: Mosby Elsevier.

2010

  • Raeburn, T., Jackson, D., Nicholls, D. (2010). An examination of nurse led mental health services amongst disadvantaged populations in the USA. Australian College of Mental health Nurses 36th International Mental Health Nursing Conference, Hobart.
  • Raeburn, T., Jackson, D., Nicholls, D. (2010). An examination of private practice mental health nursing amongst disadvantaged communities in Australia. Australian College of Mental health Nurses 36th International Mental Health Nursing Conference, Hobart.

2008

  • Raeburn, T., Goodin, B., Callander, N., Southan, J. (2008). Roam communities mental health nursing. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Annual Conference, Melbourne.

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