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Dr Chris Platania-Phung





Chris served as a researcher at the University of Melbourne, University of Canberra, Newcastle University, CQUniversity and Swinburne University, and tutor at the University of Adelaide, University of Melbourne and LaTrobe University. He has served ACAP as a lecturer, tutor and workshop facilitator in the Bachelor of Counselling, Graduate Diploma of Counselling, Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy and (former) Bachelor of Applied Social Science.


Chris has a research interest in health inequalities. He is currently assisting with the final stages of randomised controlled trial of a new nurse-based health care approach for improving the cardiometabolic care of people experiencing concurrent physical and mental health difficulties, funded by the National Medical Health and Research Council. Previous to this he completed a fellowship at the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health on the growth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researcher workforce:

Teaching and Coordination Responsibilities

In trimester 3, 2022, Chris is the unit-co-ordinator for:

  • COUN6104 Philosophy and Theories of Counselling
  • COUN5221 Mental Health Practice

From 2020 to 2021 Chris was the second-year co-ordinator for the Bachelor of Counselling.

Expert Comment Topics
Research methods (quantitative and qualitative)
Health inequalities
Health service evaluation
Social sciences
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