PROF Anthony Jorm

PROF Anthony Jorm


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



  • Prof Tony Jorm is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on building the community’s capacity for prevention and early intervention with mental disorders. Prof Jorm is the author of 34 books or monographs, over 600 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 Editor-in-Chief of Mental Health & Prevention and an Associate Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Previous positions he has held include NHMRC Australia Fellow, Chair of the Research Committee of Australian Rotary Health and President of the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research. He has been listed in ISI as one of the most cited researchers in Psychology/Psychiatry.   


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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



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.