Researchers

  • Professor Patrick McGorry AO

    Professor Patrick McGorry is the Executive Director of Orygen, Professor of Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne, and a Director of the Board of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation (headspace). His work has played a critical role in the development of safe, effective treatments and innovative research into the needs of young people with emerging mental disorders, notably psychotic and severe mood disorders. He has also played a major part in the transformational reform of mental health services to better serve the needs of vulnerable young people.  Read more

  • Associate Professor Rosemary Purcell

    Associate Professor Rosemary Purcell is the Director of Research at Orygen. She is also a Principal Research Fellow in the Centre for Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and a registered psychologist.  Read more

  • Professor Andrew Chanen

    Andrew Chanen is Deputy Director, Research at Orygen and leads the Personality Disorder Research program. Andrew’s research, clinical and training interests lie in prevention and early intervention for severe mental disorders, principally personality disorders, along with mood and psychotic disorders.  Read more

  • Professor Eóin Killackey

    Eóin Killackey is Associate Director, Research and leads the Functional Recovery Research program at Orygen. Eóin’s research is primarily in helping young people with mental illness recover well. This includes finding ways to help young people with their education and employment and improve their physical health.  Read more

  • Professor Sue Cotton

    Sue Cotton is Associate Director, Research at Orygen and also leads the Health Services and Outcomes Research program. Sue’s current work is focused on measuring change and progress in young people with mental illness, and particularly those with first episode psychosis, in order to improve outcomes.  Read more

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