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PROF Alison Yung


  • Early intervention
  • Early psychosis
  • Youth Mental Health



Member of

  • Royal College of Psychiatrists. Specialist in General Adult Psychiatry 2013 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • Ian Potter Travel Grant recipient,  2007.   


Education and training

  • Grad Dip Epidem Biostats, University of Melbourne 2005
  • MD, University of Melbourne 2004
  • MPM, Monash University 1994
  • MB, University of Melbourne 1986
  • BS, University of Melbourne 1986

Awards and honors

  • Highly Cited Researcher 2018, 2018
  • Highly Cited Researcher 2017, 2017
  • Awarded by Clarivate Analytics - the new version of World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, Highly Cited Researcher 2016, 2016
  • Awarded by Thomson Reuters, One of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015, 2016
  • Awarded by Thomson Reuters, One of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014, 2014
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2013
  • Awarded to an individual who has made a remarkable contribution to the area of early intervention. Presented at the International Early Psychosis Asso, Richard J Wyatt Award, 2010
  • NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship, 2009
  • Lilly Oration Award for prominence in psychiatric research in Australia and New Zealand, 2009
  • Prize for best poster, 1st Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference, Venice, Italy, Schizophrenia International Research Society, 2008
  • Creswick Foundation Award for Child and Adolescent Mental Health ($14,000), Creswick Foundation, 2007
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 2004
  • NARSAD independent investigatot award for researching psychotic like experiences in the community, NARSAD, 2003



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • My research interests are in youth mental health, in particular early psychosis. This ranges from an interest in psychopathology, the underlying pathophysiology of symptoms and other manifestations of psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia, and developing new interventions for early psychosis. The physical health of people with severe mental illness is another related interest.