Our People

Leaders

John Moran

Chief Operating Officer

Kerryn Pennell

Director, Strategy & Development

Professor Andrew Chanen

Head, Personality Disorder Research

Dan Kneipp

Director, Fundraising

Penny Fannin

Director, Communications

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

Adam Horsburgh

Alternative Director for Professor Christine Kilpatrick

Andre Carstens

Board Member

Professor Marilys Guillemin

University of Melbourne

Professor Michael McGuckin

University of Melbourne
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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

Harry Koelyn

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 Sue Cotton

Head, Health Services and Outcomes Research
Research Interests:
First episode psychosis, personality disorder, bipolar disorder, substance abuse.

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 Barnaby Nelson

Head, Ultra High Risk for Psychosis Research
Research Interests:
Ultra high risk for psychosis, prediction research, psychopathology and phenomenology, psychotherapy for psychosis

Professor Mario Alvarez-Jimenez

Director, eOrygen
Research Interests:
Relapse prevention, psychosocial recovery, online interventions.

Associate Professor Christopher Davey

Head, Mood Disorders Research
Research Interests:
Mood disorders

Dr Aswin Ratheesh

Research Interests:
Understanding the barriers to care for young people with bipolar disorders; improving psychological and pharmacological interventions for young people; understanding the relationships between bipolar disorder and substance use, depression and psychosis; as well as understanding the development of risk for serious mental disorders among teenagers.

Dr Kelly Allott

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

Dr Gillinder Bedi

Head, Substance Use Research
Research Interests:
Drug and alcohol use, substance use disorders

Dr Sarah Bendall

Senior Research Fellow
Research Interests:
Psychosis, trauma.

Dr Simon Rice

Lead, Young men’s mental health work stream
Research Interests:
Young men’s and elite athlete mental health, social determinants, mood and anxiety disorders, e-mental health

Associate Professor 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

Senior Policy Analyst and 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

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

Amelia Callaghan

Director, Clinical Service Innovation.

Dayna Minovski

Clinical Services Manager, headspace Craigieburn

Dr Sophie Adams

Medical Director, headspace centres

Brendan Pawsey

Program Manager, Primary Care

Alison McRoberts

Clinical Services Manager, headspace Glenroy

Scott Ward

Clinical Services Manager, headspace Werribee

Carsten Schley

Clinical Services Manager, headspace Sunshine
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