PROF Patrick MCGORRY

PROF Patrick MCGORRY

Positions

  • Challenging outmoded methods of treating youth mental disorders
  • Addiction/drug use; adolescence/youth - behaviour, mental health
  • The role of general practitioners in early intervention
  • Early intervention in youth mental health care
  • Why state governments must co-invest with the Federal Government
  • Alcohol/drugs; diseases (human) - anxiety, bi-polar disorder, depression, schizophrenia; mental health; suicide
  • Youth mental health
  • The ORYGEN model of treating young people 12 to 25
  • ORYGEN's mental health research program: early psychosis, bi-polar disorder, depression, anxiety and personality disorders, substance use disorders, (suicide prevention, mental health first aid, funding mental health care in Australia)
  • Reform in mental health care

Overview

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  • Patrick D. McGorry is Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and Director of Orygen Youth Health and Orygen Youth Health Research Centre in Victoria, Australia. Prof McGorry received his medical degree from the University of Sydney and his doctorates from Monash University and the University of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. He is a world-leading clinician, researcher, and reformer in the areas of early psychosis, early intervention and youth mental health. Prof McGorry’s work has played an integral role in the development of safe, effective treatments and innovative research involving the needs of young people with emerging mental disorders, notably psychotic and severe mood disorders. The result has been the creation, evaluation and upscaling of stigma-free, holistic and recovery oriented models of care for young people and their families. The work of Prof McGorry and key research colleagues at EPPIC and Orygen has influenced health policy in Australia and many other countries and he has advised governments and health systems in many jurisdictions.

    Prof. McGorry has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers and reviews, over 50 book chapters, and has edited 6 books. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Australian Government Centenary Medal in 2003, the Founders’ Medal of the Australian Society for Psychiatric Research in 2001 and he was the 2010 Australian of the Year. Prof McGorry serves as Editor-in-Chief of Early Intervention in Psychiatry and is a founding board member of the Australian National Youth Mental Health Foundation: headspace , of Headstrong; the National Youth Mental Health Foundation of Ireland, and past-president and treasurer of the International Early Psychosis Association. He has been a member of the National Advisory Group on Mental Health Reform for the Federal Government and of th   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre. Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre Scientific Advisory Committee 2009 -
  • Australian Academy of Science. Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Brain and Mind 2007 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Investigator on

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  • Fellowships and Memberships

    • RANZCP Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 
    • Australian Society for Psychiatric Research (ASPR) 
    • International Society for Psychological Treatments in Schizophrenia & Related Psychosis (ISPS) (Including Executive Board Member from 1998-2006) 
    • Committee for Section on Schizophrenia, World Psychiatric Association (WPA) 
    • Founding Board of Directors, The Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) 
    • International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) (Including Founding Member and Current Treasurer) 
    • Jury for the selection of the World Psychiatric Association’s Jean Delay Prize, to be awarded at the XIV World Congress of Psychiatry (Prague, September 2008). 

    Organizational Awards

    1994 -  Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Services Achievement Award: Gold Awarded to EPPIC, Western Region Psychiatric Services
    Presented Sept 1994 at the The Mental Health Services Conference (TheMHS), Melbourne, Australia

    1995 - SAPMEA (South Australian Postgraduate Medical Education Association) Award: Best Program awarded to the PACE Clinic

    1997 - Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Service Achievement Award. Child and Adolescent Services: Silver. Awarded to the PACE Clinic

    1997 -  Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Service Achievement Award. Prevention, health promotion or health education services or projects: Silver
    Awarded to the PACE Clinic

    2008 - Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Service Achievement Award. Mental heath promotion or mental illness prevention program or project: Gold Awarded to ORYGEN Research Centre


       

Awards

Education and training

  • MD, University of Melbourne 2002
  • PhD, Monash University 1991
  • MBBS, University of Sydney 1977

Awards and honors

  • Officer of the Order of Australia, AO, 2010
  • Australian of the Year 2010, 2010
  • Awarded by Castilla del Pino Foundation (Spain) in recognition of a significant contribution to the field of Psychiatry in Spanish-speaking countries, Castilla del Pino Award, 2009
  • Victorian Australian of the Year 2010, 2009
  • Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 2006
  • Richard J Wyatt Award - in recognition of a significant contribution to the field of early psychosis and its ongoing development, International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA), 2004
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, 2002
  • Founders Medal of the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research, Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research (ASPR), 2001
  • Centenary Medal - awarded by the Australian Federal Government in recognition of the development of the EPPIC program, Australian Federal Government, 2001
  • Organon Senior Research Award, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), 1998
  • Individual award for an outstanding contribution to theory/education/practice: Gold, Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Service, 1995
  • Ian Simpson Award, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), 1995
  • Organon Junior Research Award, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), 1991
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 1986

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