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PROF ANTHONY JORM

Positions

  • Mental health literacy (public understanding of and attitudes to mental illnesses)
  • Mental health first aid (how to help someone developing a mental illness or in a crisis situation)
  • Depression
  • Mental health
  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Anxiety

Overview

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  • Prof Tony Jorm is a Professorial Fellow and an NHMRC Australia Fellow. He leads the Population Mental Health Group within the Melbourne School of Population Health. His research focuses on building the community’s capacity for prevention and early intervention with mental disorders. Prof Jorm is the author of 20 books or monographs, over 480 journal articles and over 30 chapters in edited volumes. He has been awarded a Doctor of Science for his research and elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. He is the chair of the Research Committee of Australian Rotary Health. He is a past President of the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research. He has been listed in ISI HighlyCited.com as one of the most cited researchers in Psychology/Psychiatry of the past 20 years.   

Publications

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Research

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Awards

Education and training

  • GradDip, Deakin University 1995
  • DSc, The Australian National University 1995
  • PhD, University of New South Wales 1977
  • MPsychol, University of New South Wales 1975
  • BA (Hons), The University of Queensland 1973

Awards and honors

  • Life Healthy Communities Award for the Mental Health First Aid program, Suicide Prevention Australia, 2007
  • Gold Achievement Award from the Mental Health Services Conference for the Mental Health First Aid training and research program, Australia and New Zealand Health Services, 2007
  • Australian Rotary Health Research Fund, 2007
  • Victorian Public Health award for innovation for the Mental Health First Aid program, Victorian Department of Human Services, 2006
  • Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research, 2002
  • International Association of Gerontology, 1997
  • Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 1994
  • Australian Psychological Society, 1982
  • University of Queensland, 1973

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Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am interested in supervising students who wish to work on building the community’s capacity for prevention and early intervention with common mental disorders.