patmcgorryProfessor Patrick D. McGorry AO, MBBS, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRANZCP, is Executive Director of Orygen Youth Health Research Centre and Professor of Youth Mental Health at the Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne. He is also a founding board member of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation (headspace). Professor McGorry is a world-leading researcher in the area of early psychosis and youth mental health and his innovative research has played an integral role in the development of safe, effective treatments for young people with emerging mental disorders, notably the psychotic and severe mood disorders.

Professor McGorry has published over 400 papers and book chapters and has edited five books. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the NAMI Scientific Research Award in 2013, Australian of the Year in 2010, Victorian Australian of the Year in 2009, the Castilla Del Pino Award in recognition of his significant contribution to the field of psychiatry in Spanish-speaking countries in 2009, the Australian Government Centenary Medal in 2003, and the Founders’ Medal of the Australian Society for Psychiatric Research in 2001.