Professor George Patton (Vale)

Professor George Patton


Group Leader, Adolescent Health
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Elected in 2021
Citation on election

Professor George Patton is an adolescent psychiatrist and epidemiologist. He has revolutionised our understanding of the place of adolescence in health, growth and development across the life-course, and into the next generation. As Professorial Fellow in Adolescent Health Research at MCRI and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, his research group have become the world’s most influential in shaping global adolescent health policies.

Professor Patton’s expertise and leadership are recognised globally, serving as consultant and adviser to many departments within WHO, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNICEF, UNFPA and the World Bank, including advising WHO’s Director General on adolescent health.

Vale George Patton, December 2022.

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