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    Associate Professor Rosemary Purcell

    Director, Research

    MPsych, PhD

    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.

    Rosemary has contributed to a significant number of publications in the areas of youth mental health, early intervention and forensic mental health. She is currently an investigator on a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant investigating the benefits of physical activity for young people with depression, and is the Managing Editor of the journal Early Intervention in Psychiatry.

    Rosemary was the inaugural Director of the headspace Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and was the Director of the Transitions Study, a large cohort study examining predictors of illness change and progression in young help-seekers attending headspace services.

    Rosemary’s primary research interests are clinical staging in mental health, early intervention to reduce forensic outcomes in young people, and the use of low intensity interventions for mood and anxiety disorders in young people.

    Research Interests

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