Professor Harvey Whiteford

Professor Harvey Whiteford


Professor of Population Mental Health, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research and Director of the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research
University of Queensland / West Moreton Hospital and Health Service
Elected in 2016
Citation on election

Professor Whiteford has made major contributions to medical and health science through his leadership in mental health policy development and administration and through his academic research. His policy and administrative leadership in state and Commonwealth governments and with the World Bank is recognised as central to the redesign of Australian mental health services and instrumental in the global mental health movement. Through his epidemiological, policy and services research he continues to actively lead the acquisition and analysis of the evidence base for understanding the global burden of mental disorders and the improvement of mental health services in Australia and internationally.

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