Our People

Leaders

John Moran

Chief Operating Officer

Kerryn Pennell

Director, Strategy & Development

Liz Burgat

Director, Clinical Programs

Dan Kneipp

Director, Fundraising

Petula Frantz

Director, Finance

Craig Hodges

Director, National Programs

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

Amelia Morris

Youth Advisory Council Member

Britt Liebeck

Youth Advisory Council Member

Emily Cole

Youth Advisory Council Member

Josh Kontrobarsky

Youth Advisory Council Member

Madeleine Wills

Youth Advisory Council Member

Maria Bilal

Youth Advisory Council Member

Rebecca Langman

Youth Advisory Council Member

Roxxanne MacDonald

Youth Advisory Council Member
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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 Eóin Killackey

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

Professor Stephen Wood

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

Professor Paul Amminger

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

Professor Michael Berk

Professorial Fellow
Research Interests:
Mood disorders

Professor Andrew Chanen

Head, Personality Disorder Research
Research Interests:
Personality disorder, mood disorders, psychotic disorders.

Professor Helen Herrman

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

Professor Sue Cotton

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

Associate Professor Mario Alvarez-Jimenez

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

Associate Professor Sarah Hetrick

Senior Research Fellow
Research Interests:
Depression, suicide prevention, evidence informed practice, health services evaluation

Associate Professor Barnaby Nelson

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

Dr Kelly Allott

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

Dr Sarah Bendall

Senior Research Fellow
Research Interests:
Psychosis, trauma.

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 Lianne Schmaal

Lead, Neuroimaging work-stream
Research Interests:
Neuroimaging, affective disorders, big data, machine learning

Matthew Hamilton

Lead, Health economics work-stream
Research Interests:
Computational modelling, economic evaluation, health system organisation and financing, preferences.
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Youth Research Council

Adele Romagnano

Youth Research Council Member

Carlo Guaia

Youth Research Council Member

Kate Obst

Youth Research Council Member

Lilian Ma

Youth Research Council Member

Lucy Williams

Youth Research Council Member

Paris Jeffcoat

Youth Research Council Member

Sarah Langley

Youth Research Council Member

Somayra Mamsa

Youth Research Council Member

Taylor Johnstone

Youth Research Council Member
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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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