Professor Gordon Parker

Professor Gordon Parker


Featuring in:
Teenage Depression: What can be done about it
Friday 5th June.
Time: 4 – 6pm
Place: Uniting Church
and also featuring in:
The Time of my Life: Social issues in memoir
Saturday 6th June
Time: 10.00 – 11.00am

Professor Gordon Parker AO is currently Scientia Professor of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales and was Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute from 2002-2011. He was, for nearly two decades, Head of the School of Psychiatry at UNSW and Director of the Division of Psychiatry at Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals. He has had a number of responsibilities for the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, including being Editor of the Journal and Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee.

Professor Gordon Parker has been an active researcher, and has held a number of positions with legal organisations, including the NSW Guardianship Board and the NSW Administrative Appeals Tribunal. In 2004 he received a Citation Laureate as the Australian Scientist most highly cited in the field of ‘Psychiatry/Psychology’.

His research has focussed on modeling psychiatric conditions (depressive, bipolar and personality disorders) and examining causes, mechanisms and treatments for mood disorders. His autobiography “A Piece of My Mind: A Psychiatrist on the Couch” was published in 2012.

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