Michelle Lim

Michelle Lim

Loneliness researcher

Dr Michelle H Lim MAPS leads the Social Health and Wellbeing (SHAW) Laboratory, based at Swinburne University, where she is a senior lecturer in Clinical Psychology. A leading researcher in loneliness and social connections, she is the chair of the Australian Coalition to End Loneliness scientific advisory committee

Loneliness can be transmitted but we don't know how or why

Loneliness is a health issue, and needs targeted solutions

Unmet social needs are no small matter - as a growing body of mental health research is showing

Loneliness is often mistaken for a symptom of depression but it is a mental health issue in its own rigth

The deadly truth about loneliness

The quality of relationships is more important than the quantity when it comes to loneliness, and health researchers are paying increasingly close attention to the mental health implications