Discipline: Social Medicine
Specialisation: Preventive psychiatry; Youth mental health; Early psychosis; Schizophrenia; Refugees.
Professor Patrick McGorry is Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and Executive Director of the ORYGEN Research Centre. Professor McGorry specialises in mental health reform and specifically the development of preventive and early intervention strategies for emerging, potentially serious, mental disorders in young people, aged 12 - 25 years. This involves service development, clinical trials and studies examining the clinical neurobiology of the onset phase of psychotic, mood, and substance use disorders.
He has advised governments at state and federal levels in Australia, and internationally, especially Canada, US, Scandinavia, Germany, UK and Ireland.
Other areas of expertise include refugee and asylum seeker mental health, torture and trauma, suicide and substance use disorders.
- Chair, Executive Committee, National Youth Mental Health Foundation ("headspace").
- Australian Centenary Medal 2003
- Appointed Officer (AO) in the General Division, Order of Australia, in 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours List
Memberships / Fellowships
- FRCP (2002)
- FRANZCP (1986)
- Patel V, Fisher A, Hetrick S, McGorry PD (2007) Mental health of young people: A global public-health challenge, Lancet, 369: 1302-1313.
- McGorry PD (2007) Issues for DSM-V: Clinical staging: A heuristic pathway to valid nosology and safer, more effective treatment in psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, 164(6): 859-60.
- McGorry PD, Tanti C, Stokes R, Hickie IB, Carnell K, Littlefield LK, Moran J. (2007) Headspace: Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation - where young minds come first, The Medical Journal of Australia, 187(7): s68-70.
- McGorry PD, Purcell R, Jorm AF (2007) Investing in youth mental health is a best buy (see Invited Editorial), The Medical Journal of Australia, 187(7): s5-7.
- Patton G, Hetrick SE, McGorry PD (2007) Service responses for youth onset mental disorders, Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 20: 319-324.