Dr. Rohan Borschmann

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Psychologist and Researcher

Rohan is a registered psychologist specialising in CBT techniques to work with adolescents and adults experiencing issues relating to self-harm, substance use, depression, anxiety, and legal proceedings at the St. Kilda Road office.
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Experience

A former prison psychologist, Rohan has a particular interest in self-harm and substance use. He has a clinical doctorate in psychology and a PhD in psychiatry from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), part of King’s College in London, UK. Rohan has experience working in the public and private sectors in direct service provision, secondary consultation, research, health promotion and community education. He has conducted research in Australia, Canada and the UK, and has presented his research findings at conferences in Brazil, Italy, the USA, the UK and Australia. Rohan has co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and has secured more than $3.1 million in competitive funding since 2013, including a 4-year Early Career Fellowship from the NHMRC to examine suicide and self-harm in offender populations and other marginalised groups. He is a member of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology, the Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR) and the Australian Psychological Society. In 2015 he was named the SMHR’s Early Career Researcher of the Year.

Clients I work with:
  • Adults
  • Adolescents
Therapeutic Approaches I use:
  • CBT
  • Motivational Interviewing
Issues I work with:
  • Self-harm and Suicidal Behaviour
  • Substance Misuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Legal Proceedings
  • Personality Difficulties
Awards

Early Career Research Award
Dr Rohan Borschmann MAPS is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Research Fellow in the Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne. A former prison psychologist in QLD, he has a particular interest in self-harm and substance use among marginalised populations. Rohan has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and a PhD from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London. Rohan has experience working in the public and private sectors in direct service provision, secondary consultation, research, health promotion and community education. He has conducted research in Australia, Canada and the UK, and has presented his research findings at conferences in Brazil, Italy, South Africa, the USA, the UK and Australia.
Rohan has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and his articles have been published in a range of top-tiered journals including The Lancet, BMJ, The British Journal of Psychiatry, The Lancet Psychiatry and in The Cochrane Library. He has secured more than $1.4 million in competitive funding since 2013, including a four-year Early Career Fellowship from the NHMRC to examine suicide and self-harm in justice-involved populations and other marginalised groups. In 2015, Rohan was named the Early Career Researcher of the Year by the Society for Mental Health Research, an organisation representing Australian and New Zealand researchers.

Awarded the 2018 Rising Star Award by the Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR). This award is in recognition of SMHR researchers whose work is beginning to make a significant impact on the national and international scene, reflecting scientific excellence and public health impact.

Research Publications:
Peer-reviewed journal articles
  1. Borschmann, R., Henderson, C., Hogg, J., Phillips, R, & Moran, P. (2012). Crisis interventions for people with borderline personality disorder (review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD009353. doi: 10.1002/ 14651858.CD009353.pub2.
  2. Borschmann, R. & Henderson, C. (2014). Campaigns to reduce mental illness stigma in Europe: a scoping review. Die Psychiatrie, 11, 43-50.
  3. Borschmann, R, Khalifeh, H, Trevillion, K, Howard, L, & Moran, P. (2014). Screening programmes for helping mental health professionals to detect violent victimisation in people with severe mental illness (protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 3, Art. No.: CD011042. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011042.
  4. Borschmann, R., Trevillion, K., Henderson, C., Rose, D., Szmukler, G., Moran, P. (2013). Advance statements for people with borderline personality disorder: a qualitative study of service users’ treatment preferences during future crises. Psychiatric Services, 65(6), 802-807.
  5. Borschmann, R, Barrett, B, Hellier, JM, Byford, S, Henderson, C, Rose, D, Slade, M, Sutherby, K, Szmukler, G, Thornicroft, G, Hogg, J, & Moran, P. (2013). Randomised controlled trial of joint crisis plans for people with borderline personality disorder: feasibility and outcomes. British Journal of Psychiatry, 202, 357-364.
  6. Borschmann, R., Hogg, J., Phillips, R, & Moran, P. (2011). Measuring self-harm in adults: a systematic review. European Psychiatry, 27, 176-180.
  7. Borschmann, R. & Moran, P. (2011). Crisis management in borderline personality disorder. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 57(1), 18-20.
  8. Borschmann, R, Patterson, S, Poovendran, D, Wilson, D, Weaver, T. (2014). Influences on recruitment to randomised controlled trials in mental health settings in England: a national cross-sectional survey of clinical studies officers working for the Mental Health Research Network. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 14:23.
  9. Borschmann, R, Coffey, C, Moran, P, Hearps, S, Degenhardt, L, Kinner, S, Patton, G. (2014). Self-harm in young offenders. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 44(6), 641-652.
  10. Borschmann, R., Lines, K., & Cottrell, D. (2012). Sun-protective behaviour, optimism bias and the transtheoretical model of behaviour change. Australian Journal of Psychology, 64(4), 181-188.
  11. Borschmann, R, Thomas, E, Moran, P, Carrol, M, Heffernan, E, Spittal, MJ, Sutherland, G, Alati, R, Kinner, S. (2015). Self-harm following release from prison: a prospective data linkage study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (in press).
  12. Borschmann, R., Henderson, C., Hogg, J., Phillips, R, & Moran, P. (2011). Crisis interventions for people with borderline personality disorder (protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD009353. doi: 10.1002/14651858.
  13. Borschmann, R, Gillard, S, Turner, K, Chambers, M, & O’Brien, A. (2010). Section 136 of the Mental Health Act: A new literature review. Medicine, Science and the Law, 50, 34-39.
  14. Borschmann, R, Gillard, S, Turner, K, Lovell, K, Goodrich-Purnell, N, & Chambers, M. (2010). Demographic and referral patterns of people detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act (1983) in a south London Mental Health Trust from 2005-2008. Medicine, Science and the Law, 50, 15-18.
  15. Borschmann, R. & Cottrell, D. (2009). Developing the Readiness to Alter Sun-Protective Behaviour questionnaire (RASP-B). Cancer Epidemiology, 33, 451-462.
  16. Moran, P, Romaniuk, H, Coffey, C, Chanen, A, Degenhardt, L, Borschmann, R, Patton, G. (2016). The influence of personality disorder on the future mental health and social adjustment of young adults: a population-based cohort study. Lancet Psychiatry (in press).
  17. Nwaopara, AU, Obizeke, OO, Ziba, F, Borschmann, R. (2016). Public health aspects of mental health care: Implications and risks in a State-owned Southern Nigerian Psychiatric hospital. International Journal of Community Research (in press).
  18. Silins, E, Fergusson, DM, Patton, GC, Horwood, LJ, Olsson, CA, Hutchinson, DM, Degenhardt, L, Tait, RJ, Borschmann, R, Coffey, C, Toumbourou, JW, Najman, JM, Mattick, RP. (2015). Adolescent substance use and educational attainment: An integrated analysis comparing cannabis and alcohol from three Australasian cohorts. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 156, 90-6.
  19. Betton, V, Borschmann, R, Docherty, M, Coleman, S, Brown, M, Henderson, C. (2015). The role of social media in reducing stigma and discrimination (editorial). British Journal of Psychiatry, 206, 443-444 (doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.152835).
  20. Henderson, RC, Farrelly, S, Moran, P, Borschmann, R, Thornicroft, G, Birchwood, M. (2015). Joint crisis planning in mental health care: the challenge of implementation in randomised trials and in routine care. World Psychiatry, 14(3), 281-283.
  21. Trevillion, K, Williamson, E, Thandi, G, Borschmann, R, Oram, S, Howard, L. (2015). A systematic review of mental disorders and perpetration of domestic violence among military populations. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 50(9), 1329-46.
  22. Morley, KI, Lynskey, MT, Moran, P, Borschmann, R, Winstock, AR. (2015). Polysubstance use, mental health, and high-risk behaviours: Results from the 2012 Global Drug Survey. Drug and Alcohol Review (doi: 10.1111/dar.12263).
  23. Winstock, A, Lawn, W, DeLuca, P, Borschmann, R. (2014). Methoxetamine: An early report on the motivations for use, effect profile and prevalence of use in a UK clubbing sample. Drug and Alcohol Review, doi: 10.1111/dar.12259.
  24. Winstock, A, Lynskey, M, Borschmann, R, Waldron, J. (2014). Risk of emergency medical treatment following consumption of cannabis or synthetic cannabinoids in a large global sample. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 29(6), 698–703.
  25. Khalifeh, H, Johnson, J, Howard, L.M, Borschmann, R, Osborn, D, Dean, K, Hart, C, Hogg, J, Moran, P. (2014). Violent and non-violent crime against adults with severe mental illness. British Journal of Psychiatry (doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.147843).
  26. Trevillion, K, Hughes, B, Feder, G, Borschmann, R, Oram, S, Howard, L. (2014). Disclosure of domestic violence in mental health settings: A qualitative meta-synthesis. International Review of Psychiatry, 26(4), 430-444.
  27. Lawn, W, Borschmann, R, Cottrell, A, Winstock, A. (2014). Methoxetamine: prevalence of use in the USA and UK and associated urinary problems. Journal of Substance Use, doi: 10.3109/14659891.2014.966345.
  28. Khalifeh, H, Moran, P, Borschmann, R, Dean, K, Hart, C, Hogg, J, Osborn, D, Johnson, S, Howard, L.M. (2014). Domestic and sexual violence against patients with severe mental illness. Psychological Medicine, doi: 10.1017/S0033291714001962.
  29. Moran, P, Coffey, C, Romaniuk, H, Degenhardt, L, Borschmann, R, Patton, G. (2014). Substance abuse in adulthood following adolescent self-harm: a population-based cohort study. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, doi: 10.1111/acps.12306.
  30. Chambers, M, Gallagher, A, Borschmann, R, Gillard, S, Turner, K, Kantaris, X. (2014). The experiences of detained mental health service users: issues of dignity in care. BMC Medical Ethics, 15:50.
  31. Winstock, A, Borschmann, R, Bell, J. (2014). The non-medical use of tramadol in the UK: findings from a large community sample. International Journal of Clinical Practice, doi: 10.1111/ijcp.12429.
  32. Winstock, A, Kaar, S, Borschmann, R. (2014). Dimethyltryptamine (DMT): Prevalence, user characteristics and abuse liability in a large global sample. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 28(1), 49-54.
  33. Barley, E, Borschmann, R, Walters, P, & Tylee, A. (2012). Interventions to encourage uptake of cancer screening for people with severe mental illness (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 7. Art.No. CD009641. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009641.pub2.
  34. Patterson, P, Borschmann, R, & Waller, D. (2012). Considering referral to art therapy: responses to referral and experiences of participants in a randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Art Therapy: Formerly Inscape, doi:10.1080/17454832.2012. 738425.
  35. Chambers, M, Gillard, S, Turner, K, Lovell, K, Goodrich-Purnell, N, & Borschmann, R. (2012). Evaluation of an educational practice development programme for staff working in mental health inpatient environments. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 20, 362-373.
  36. Moran, P., Coffey, C., Romaniuk, H., Olsson, C., Borschmann, R., Carlin, J.B., & Patton, G.C. (2011). The natural history of self-harm during adolescence and young adulthood: population-based cohort study. The Lancet, 379(9812), 236-243.
  37. Patterson, S., Mairs, H., & Borschmann, R. (2011). Successful recruitment to trials: a phased approach to opening gates and building bridges. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11, 73-78.
  38. Gillard, S, Borschmann, R, Turner, K, Goodrich-Purnell, N., Lovell, K, Chambers, M. (2011). Producing different analytical narratives, coproducing integrated analytical narrative: a qualitative study of UK detained mental health patient experience involving service user researchers. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 15(3), 239-254.
  39. Gillard, S, Chambers, M, Borschmann, R, Turner, K, Lovell, K, Goodrich-Purnell, N. (2010). “What difference does it make?”; Finding evidence of the impact of service user researchers on research into the experiences of detained psychiatric patients. Health Expectations, 13(2), 185-194.
  40. Moran, P., Borschmann, R., Flach, C., Barrett, B., Byford, S., Hogg, J., Leese, M., Sutherby, K.M., Henderson, C., Rose, D., Slade, M., Szmukler, G., & Thornicroft, G. (2010). The effectiveness of joint crisis plans for people with borderline personality disorder: protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials, 11, 18.

Other publications in peer-reviewed journals

  1. Winstock, A., Bell, J., Borschmann, R. (2013). Friends, doctors and tramadol: we might have a problem (letter). BMJ, 347:f5599 doi: 10.1136/bmj.f5599.
  2. Winstock, A., Bell, J., Borschmann, R. (2013). RE: Opioids in the UK: what’s the problem? (rapid response). BMJ, 347:doi:10.1136/bmj.f510
  3. Borschmann, R. (2013). Favorite Counseling and Therapy Techniques (2 nd ed), 2011 (book review). International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 59, 623.
  4. Borschmann, R. (2012). Bodies Under Siege: Self-Mutilation, Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, and Body Modification in Culture and Psychiatry (3 rd ed) (book review), British Journal of Psychiatry, 200:171.
  5. Chambers, M, Borschmann, R, Turner, K, Lovell, K, Goodrich-Purnell, N, & Gillard, S. (2008). Service user involvement in mental health research: practical and ethical considerations. Applied Research in Health and Social Sciences: Interface and Interaction, 2(5), 17-22.

Invited chapters & articles

  1. Moran, P, & Borschmann, R. (2015). Personality Disorders. BMJ Masterclass.
  2. Borschmann, R, & Moran, P. (2013). Recurrent self-harm. In Bhugra, D., Mahli, & Gupta, A. (eds): Troublesome Disguises: Underdiagnosed Psychiatric Disorders (2 nd Ed.). Chapter 6, pp.67-84. Gaskell, London.
  3. Moran, P, & Borschmann, R. (2012). Personality Disorders. BMJ Masterclass. ISBN: 978-1-905545-60- 5.
  4. Moran, P, & Borschmann, R. (2011). Self-harm. Pulse Today (Psychiatry in Primary Care), May 18, 24-27 (www.pulsetoday.co.uk).
  5. Moran, P, & Borschmann, R. (2010). Outcome measures for personality disorders. In Tansella, M. &Thornicroft, G (Eds.), Mental Health Outcome Measures 3 rd Ed). Chapter 15, pp.254-268. Gaskell, London.

Policy and technical reports

  1. Abas, M, Bick, D, Boyle, A, Borschmann, R, Broadbent, M, Dewey, M, Domoney, J, Dimitrova, S, French, R, Gerada, C, Hemmings, S, Howard, L, Jacobowitz, S, Khondoker, M, Oram, S, Ottisova, L, Ross, C, Stanley, N, Westwood, J, Zimmerman, C. (2015). Provider Responses, Treatment and Care for Trafficked People (PROTECT): Final report for the UK Department of Health Policy Research Programme. Department of Health, London, UK.
  2. Tollit, M, McDonald, M, Borschmann, R, Bennett, K, von Sabler, M, Patton, P. (2015). A review of the epidemiological evidence relating to resilience and young people. VicHealth.
  3. Tylee, A, Barley, E, Walters, P, Achilla, E, Borschmann, R, Leese, L, McCrone, P, Palacios, J, Smith, A, van Marwijk, H, Williams, P, Mann A. (2014). UPBEAT-UK: A programme of research into the relationship between coronary heart disease and depression in primary care patients. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 4(8).
  4. Pettitt, B, Greenhead, S, Khalifeh, H, Drennan, V, Hart, T, Hogg, J, Borschmann, R, Mamo, E, Moran, P. (2013). At risk, yet dismissed: the criminal victimisation of people with mental health problems. London: Victim Support.
Conference presentations
International conferences
  1. Borschmann, R, Kinner, S, Young, J, Thomas, E, Moran, P, Carroll, M, Alati, R, Spittal, R, Heffernan, E, Sutherland, G. (2016). Self-harm following release from prison: a prospective data linkage study. The 9 th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health; March 17-18, Baltimore, USA.
  2. Borschmann, R, Kinner. (2016). Preventing mortality in adults after release from prison: Advancing global knowledge through an international, individual participant data meta-analysis. The 9 th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health; March 17- 18, Baltimore, USA.
  3. Borschmann, R, Spittal, M, Thomas, E, Sutherland, G, Moran, P, Carroll, M, Alati, R, Heffernan, E, Kinner, S. (2015). Emergency department presentations following self-harm after release from Queensland prisons: a prospective data linkage study. The 15 th International Congress of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology (IFPE); October 7-10, Bergen, NORWAY.
  4. Borschmann, R, Moran, P, Degenhardt, L, Coffey, C, Thomas, E, Patton, G, Spittal, M, Susan, S, Carroll, M, Hearps, S, Kinner, S. (2015). Young people in contact with the youth justice system: Building the evidence base to improve health and social outcomes. Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science’s Young People and the Law conference; September 21-23, Prato, Tuscany, ITALY.
  5. Borschmann, R, Barrett, B, Hellier, JM, Byford, S, Henderson, C, Rose, D, Slade, M, Sutherby, K, Szmukler, G, Thornicroft, G, Hogg, J, & Moran, P. (2013). Randomised controlled trial of joint crisis plans for people with borderline personality disorder: feasibility and outcomes. Sao Paulo Advanced School for the Prevention of Mental Disorders; March 23-28, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL.
  6. Moran, P., Borschmann, R., Flach, C., Barrett, B., Byford, S., Hogg, J., Leese, M., Sutherby, K.M., Henderson, C., Rose, D., Slade, M., Szmukler, G., & Thornicroft, G. (2011). The effectiveness of joint crisis plans for people with borderline personality disorder. International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD), XII th International Congress; March 1-4, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.

National conferences

  1. Borschmann, R, Thomas, E, Spittal, M, Sutherland, G, Moran, P, Carroll, M, Alati, R, Heffernan, E, Kinners, S. (2015). Emergency department and ambulance contacts due to self- harm after release from prison in Queensland: a prospective data linkage study. Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR) ‘Building a Healthier Future’ conference: December 2-4, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA.
  2. Borschmann, R, Spittal, M, Thomas, E, Sutherland, G, Moran, P, Carroll, M, Alati, R, Heffernan, E, Kinner, S. (2015). Emergency department and ambulance contact following self-harm after release from Queensland prisons: a prospective data linkage study. The Dr. Edward Koch Foundation’s Suicide & Self-Harm Prevention conference: June 24-26, Cairns, AUSTRALIA.
  3. Borschmann, R, Coffey, C, Moran, P, Degenhardt, D, Hearps, S, Kinners, S, Patton, G. (2014). Self-harm, psychotic symptoms and substance use in young offenders in Australia. Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR) ‘Bridging the Gap’ conference: December 3-5, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA.
  4. Borschmann, R, Gillard, S, Chambers, M, Turner, K, Lovell, K, Goodrich-Purnell, N. (2008). “What difference does it make?”; Finding evidence of the impact of service user researchers on research into the experiences of detained psychiatric patients. Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research conference: April 8-11, Liverpool, UNITED KINGDOM.
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