Our People

Leaders

John Moran

Chief Operating Officer

Kerryn Pennell

Director, Strategy & Development

Ian Woodruff

Acting Director, Skills & Knowledge

Liz Burgat

Director, Clinical Programs

Dan Kneipp

Director, Fundraising

Petula Frantz

Director, Finance

John Litchfield

Director, Corporate Services
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Board

Lynette Allison

Board Member

Jane Harvey

Board Member

Alan Beanland

Board Member

Adam Horsburgh

Melbourne Health

Professor Marilys Guillemin

University of Melbourne

Glenn Murphy

Melbourne Health

Professor Elizabeth Sonenberg

Alternative Director for Professor Marilys Guillemin
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Youth Advisory Council

Alexander Barwick

Youth Advisory Council Member - NSW

Amy Hatfield

Youth Advisory Council Member - VIC

Luke Redfern

Youth Advisory Council Member - ACT

Maddi O'Gradey Lee

Youth Advisory Council Member - NSW

Mary Brushe

Youth Advisory Council Member - SA

Max Simensen

Youth Advisory Council Member - NSW

Sarah Jane Haywood

Youth Advisory Council Member - VIC

Tina Yutong Li

Youth Advisory Council Member - QLD

Yasmine Hooper

Youth Advisory Council Member - WA
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Researcher Leaders

Professor Patrick McGorry AO

Executive Director
Research Interests:
Psychosis, mood disorders, service reform.

Associate Professor Rosemary Purcell

Director, Research
Research Interests:
Mental health of elite sportspeople, clinical staging, early intervention to reduce forensic outcomes, physical health and physical activity interventions.

Professor Andrew Chanen

Deputy Director, Research
Research Interests:
Personality disorder, mood disorders, psychotic disorders.

Professor Eóin Killackey

Associate Director, Research
Research Interests:
Psychosocial recovery, functional recovery, service reform.

Professor Sue Cotton

Associate Director, Research
Research Interests:
First episode psychosis, personality disorder, bipolar disorder, substance abuse.

Professor Stephen Wood

Head, Clinical Translational Neuroscience
Research Interests:
Neuroimaging and cognitive predictors of functional outcome, adolescent brain development, ultra high risk

Professor Helen Herrman

Head, Vulnerable and Disengaged Youth Research
Research Interests:
Vulnerable and disengaged youth, community mental health, mental health promotion.

Professor Michael Berk

Professorial Fellow
Research Interests:
Mood disorders

Professor Paul Amminger

Professorial Research Fellow
Research Interests:
Neurobiology, neuroprotection, low-risk interventions, ultra high risk for psychosis.

Associate Professor Barnaby Nelson

Head, Ultra High Risk for Psychosis Research
Research Interests:
Ultra high risk for psychosis, stress, trauma and resilience factors.

Associate Professor Mario Alvarez-Jimenez

Head, E-Health
Research Interests:
Relapse prevention, psychosocial recovery, online interventions.

Dr Christopher Davey

Head, Mood Disorders Research
Research Interests:
Mood disorders

Dr Jo Robinson

Head, Suicide Prevention Research
Research Interests:
Suicide prevention, online interventions.

Dr Alex Parker

Senior Research Fellow
Research Interests:
Depression, low intensity treatments.

Dr Kelly Allott

Senior Research Fellow
Research Interests:
Psychosis, depression, cognition, functional recovery.

Dr Sarah Bendall

Senior Research Fellow
Research Interests:
Psychosis, trauma.
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Youth Research Council

Christine Abdelmalek

Youth Research Council Member - VIC

Ella Svensson

Youth Research Council Member - VIC

Jia-Wern Toh

Youth Research Council Member - VIC

Jo Farmer

Youth Research Council Member - VIC

Nicholas Fava

Youth Research Council Member - VIC

Rikki Battersby

Youth Research Council Member - WA

Tom Wood

Youth Research Council Member - VIC
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Skills & Knowledge Leaders

Ian Woodruff

Acting Director, Skills & Knowledge

Heather Stavely

Associate Director, Service Development
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Clinical Leaders

Liz Burgat

Director, Clinical Programs

Dr Sophie Adams

Clinical Director, Clinical Services

Alison McRoberts

Clinical Services Manager, headspace Glenroy

Scott Ward

Clinical Services Manager, headspace Werribee

Brendan Pawsey

Clinical Services Manager, headspace Craigieburn

Carsten Schley

Clinical Services Manager, headspace Sunshine
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