Dr Brett Scholz is a Senior Research Fellow in the ANU Medical School and a critical health psychologist.

Most of his work is in support of increasing consumer leadership in health policy, health service, health research, and health education.

As a critical health psychologist, Brett’s research often focuses on ways in which health and health services can be more equitable, challenging power norms, and – most importantly – led by consumers.

Since 2019, he has been listed as the most prolific academic globally on research about consumer leadership, carer leadership and community leadership in health. This work has drawn on his expertise particularly within mental health, palliative care, and in health more broadly; and has explored was in which health institutions should break down the barriers (including stigma, power imbalances, and ideological shifts) to being led by people using a lived experience approach to their work in the health system.

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