Andrew Watkins

Andrew is a qualified Nurse Practitioner and is also a PhD candidate completing a thesis on physical health care in people experiencing severe mental illness. Andrew developed the EMERALD online health coaching program and the Myndset youth mental health program at the Thompson Institute. He was the co-developer and lead of the internationally acclaimed Keeping the Body in Mind (KBIM) across South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) up until 2021. Andrew has a longstanding interest in the physical health of people with severe mental illness. He has done extensive training privately and through multiple education facilities including the Australian College of Nursing, UTS and UNSW.

Andrew has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and evidence guides. His clinical research has had strong practical translation implications, influencing clinical practice, health service delivery, policy and guidelines in mental health services locally, nationally and internationally.


Watkins, Andrew 2022