PROF Henry Jackson

PROF Henry Jackson


  • Early psychosis, personality disorders, rural mental health, social cognition, delusional infestation (psychopathology, treatment outcomes)



  • Professor Henry Jackson is a clinical psychologist who worked as a fulltime public practice clinician for 13 years before entering academia in 1991. Henry and Professor Patrick McGorry from ORYGEN Research Centre developed the early intervention research paradigm which has led to a world-wide change in the way we think about intervening in young people with psychotic disorders and in youth mental health service delivery systems. He studies the psychopathology of psychosis, mechanisms underlying positive psychotic symptoms, the development and the assessment of new psychological treatments for psychotic disorders, and factors affecting functional recovery and quality of life in psychotic patients. His second major research interest includes the structure of personality disorders, their relationship to social cognition, treatments for personality disorders - especially borderline personality disorder, and the influence of personality factors in physical health outcomes and quality of life. He collaborates with a number of colleagues within this School, with OYRGEN Research Centre, the Royal Women's Hospital and the University of Padua. He has authored or co-authored 208 papers in refereed journals, 17 book chapters and co-edited three books. He has been a Chief Investigator on many grants including the large NHandMRC Program and Clinical Centre of Excellence Grants on early psychosis both of which were awarded to ORYGEN in 2004. He has supervised to completion 30 PhDs, 32 other higher degrees, and 41 Honours students. He serves on the boards of a number of journals. Henry was made a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) in 1995, is the 2004 winner of the Distinguished Career Award presented by the Australian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy and is the 2005 winner of the APS Ian Matthew Campbell Prize in clinical psychology. He was Chair of the NHandMRC Project Grants Committee for Psychology and Psychiatry in 2003 and 2004 and previously   


Member of

  • Australian Clinical Psychologists Association (ACPA) Foundation member. Australian Clinical Psychologists Association Foundation member 2011 - 2018
  • International Society for the Study of Personality Disorder. Member 2003 - 2018
  • International Early Psychosis Association. Member 1998 - 2018
  • Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research (ASPR (now entitled the Society for Mental Health Research) and President 2007-2009. major organisation for psychiatric research 1986 - 2018
  • Victorian Psychologists Registration Board now National Psychologists' Registration Board and endorsed as clinical psychologist. One needs to be registered to practice. 1980 - 2018
  • Australian Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT). major organisation for CBT practitioners 1978 - 2018
  • American Psychological Association. Foreign Affiliate 1985 - 2014
  • Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research (ASPR ) President 2007-2009. major organisation for psychiatric research 1986 - 2010
  • Victorian_Psychologists_Registration_Board.. One needs to be registered to practice. 1980 - 2010


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Education and training

  • MA, University of Auckland 1987
  • PhD, Monash University 1981
  • MA, University of Melbourne 1974
  • BA, University of Auckland 1971

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of The Australian Clinical Psychology Association, 2017
  • Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 2009
  • Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psycholgist, 2005
  • Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 2004



Available for supervision

  • N

Supervision Statement

  • Not available for HRD supervision. Retired end of June 2014. Now Professor Emeritus.