Head, Policy and Practice,
Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
Nicole Sadler is a Clinical Psychologist with an in-depth understanding of the issues and challenges for individuals, workplaces and communities impacted by trauma. She has led mental health strategic reviews and policy and training development projects for the military, police, emergency services, healthcare workers, insurance companies, judiciary agencies and community organisations at Commonwealth and State levels. Nicole has also worked with communities impacted by the devasting 2019/2020 bushfires. Prior to joining Phoenix Australia in 2017, she served in the full-time Army for 23 years and completed her career in the senior Army psychology position at the rank of Colonel. She has a strong record of accomplishment in setting and implementing strategic direction in mental health and personnel management within the Australian Defence Force, which was recognised with a Member of the Order of Australia in 2018 and a Conspicuous Service Cross in 2009. Nicole continues to serve as a Colonel in the Army Reserves. She is currently undertaking a PhD through the University of Adelaide, investigating suicide ideation and behaviours in serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel.