Professor Eóin Killackey is chief of research and head of the functional recovery research program at Orygen. He has worked as a clinical psychologist in adolescent and adult public mental health settings and in private practice.
Eóin’s research is primarily in functional recovery. Functional recovery is about finding better ways to help young people with mental illness around issues like getting back to and succeeding in their education, employment and looking after their physical health. He is also interested in global models of youth mental health care as well as evidence-based interventions in mental health and barriers to their implementation.
Eóin is a founder of the International First Episode Vocational Recovery group and is currently President of IEPA: Early Intervention in Mental Health.