Professor Patrick McGorry AO

Professor Patrick McGorry AO

Bid wins:
International Conference on Early Psychosis (IEPA)
20-22 October 2008

The XIIth International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD) Congress
1-4 March 2011

SIRS Australasian Regional Conference
3 March 2013

International Youth Mental Health Conference
29-31 July 2010

Australian Schizophrenia Conference
23-25 September 2015

Professor Patrick McGorry is an Irish-born Australian psychiatrist known world-wide for his development of the early intervention services for youth. He is Executive Director of Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, and founding editor of Early Intervention in Psychiatry, published by Wiley on behalf of the International Early Psychosis Association. Patrick McGorry also advocated strongly for the establishment of the Australian government funded National Youth Mental Health Foundation, which became Headspace, and is a founding board member of that organisation. In addition to his role as Executive Director, Patrick McGorry is Professor of Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne. Over the past decade he has raised over $150m for mental health research. He has been played a key advocacy and advisory role to government and health system reform in many parts of the world.  He is currently Treasurer of the International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) and President of the Society for Mental Health Research in Australia.  In 2010 Professor McGorry was selected as Australian of the Year and became an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

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