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Biographical entry McGorry, Patrick Dennistoun (1952 - )

AO, FAA

Born
10 September 1952
Dublin, Ireland
Occupation
Psychiatrist

Summary

Patrick McGorry has created new concepts for psychotic disorders and a new clinical and research focus on youth mental health. He founded a novel clinical service, the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC), that focussed on the early phase of illness. His model has been replicated world-side and expanded to include other psychiatric illnesses. McGorry has been Professor of Mental Health at the University of Melbourne since 1996 and was Australian of the Year in 2010.

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1977
Education - MB BS, University of Sydney
1977
Career position - Intern, Royal Newcastle Hospital, New South Wales
1978
Career position - Senior House Officer, Epsom District Hospital, and Singleton Hospital, Wales, United Kingdom
1979
Education - Member, Royal College of Physicians, London
1979
Career position - Locum Registrar, Whittington Hospital, London, United Kingdom
1980
Career position - Medical Registrar, Royal Newcastle Hospital, New South Wales
1981 - 1984
Career position - Psychiatric Registrar, Newcastle Psychiatric Centre, New South Wales
1984 - 1985
Career position - Senior Psychiatric Registrar, Royal Park Hospital, Melbourne
1986 -
Career position - Member, Australian Society for Psychiatric Research
1986
Education - Member, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
1986 - 1987
Career position - Psychiatrist, Royal Park Hospital, Melbourne
1986 - 1987
Career position - Lecturer, Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University
1987 - 1996
Career position - Consultant Psychiatrist, Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture
1988 - 1991
Career position - Consultant in Charge, Royal Park Hospital, Melbourne
1988 - 1991
Career position - Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University
1990 -
Career position - Member of Committee, Section on Schizophrenia, World Psychiatric Association
1991
Education - PhD, Monash University
1991 - 1992
Career position - Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University
1992 - 1994
Career position - Chair, Working Party on Schizophrenia, National Health and Medical Research Council
1992 - 1994
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Australia and New Zealand journal of psychiatry
1992 - 1996
Career position - Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne
1992 - 1996
Career position - Head, University of Melbourne Academic Unit, Royal Park Hospital, Melbourne
1992 - 1996
Career position - Director, Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC), Melbourne
1993 - 1994
Career position - Chair, Mental Health Committee Working Party on Psychoeducational Materials in Psychotic Disorders, National Health and Medical Research Council
1995
Award - Ian Simpson Award, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
1996 -
Career position - Fellow, Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
1996 -
Career position - Professor of Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne
1996 - 2006
Career position - Director, Centre for Young People's Mental Health (later MH-SKY)
1997 -
Career position - Member, International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA)
1997 - 2006
Career position - President, International Early Psychosis Association
1998
Award - Organon Senior Research Award, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
1998 - 2006
Career position - Executive Board Member, International Society for Psychiatric Treatments in Schizophrenia and Related Psychosis (ISPS)
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service in establishing the internationally recognised EPIC program at Melbourne University Medal
2001
Award - Founders Medal, Australian Society for Psychiatric Research
2002 -
Career position - Associate Editor, Australia and New Zealand journal of psychiatry
2002 -
Career position - Executive Director and Clinical Director, Orygen Youth Health, Australia
2002 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Schizophrenia research
2002 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Journal de psychiatrie, sciences humaines, neurosciences
2002
Education - Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London
2002
Education - MD, University of Melbourne
2003 - 2008
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Schizophrenia bulletin
2004
Award - Richard J. Wyatt Award, International Early Psychosis Association
2006 -
Award - Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
2006 -
Career position - Visiting Professor, University of Stavanger and Rogaland Psychiatric Services, Stavanger, Norway
2006 -
Career position - Member, Board of Directors, The Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS)
2006 -
Career position - Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong journal of psychiatry
2006 - 2007
Career position - Member, Program Grant Review Committee, National Health and Medical Research Council
2007 -
Career position - Editor-in-Chief, Early intervention in psychiatry journal
2007 -
Career position - Treasurer, International Early Psychosis Association
2007 -
Career position - Member, National Committee for Brain and Mind, Australian Academy of Science
2007 -
Career position - Board Member, Headstrong, National Centre for Youth Mental Health, Ireland
2009 -
Career position - Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre
2009
Award - Castilla del Pino Award, Castilla del Pino Foundation, Spain
2010 -
Career position - Editor, Canadian journal of community mental health
2010
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to medicine, and to mental health as a leading clinician, researcher and scientist, through innovative reform of services, the development of national programs to support youth and raising public awareness
2010
Award - Australian of the Year
2010
Award - Doctor of Laws honoris causa, Monash University
2013
Award - Scientific Research Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness, U.S.A.
2013 - 2017
Career position - President, Society for Mental Health Research
2015
Award - Lieber Prize for Outstanding Research in Schizophrenia Research, Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation
2016 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
2016 - 2018
Career position - President, Schizophrenia International Research Society
2018
Award - Lifetime Achievement Award, Schizophrenia International Research Society

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  • Robson, Alexandra K., Production Manager and Editor, Who's who in Australia 2019, LV edn, AAP Directories, Southbank, Vic., 2018, 1788 pp. Details

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