Specialisation: Depression; Bipolar Disorder
Professor Gordon Parker is currently Scientia Professor of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales and Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute, Sydney. He was, for nearly two decades, Head of the School of Psychiatry at UNSW and Director of the Divison of Psychiatry at Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals. He has had a number of responsibilities for the College of Psychiatrists, including being Editor of the Journal and Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee. He has been an active researcher, and has held a number of positions with legal organisations, including the NSW Guardianship Board and the NSW Administrative Appeal Tribunal. In 2004 he received a Citation Laureate as the Australian Scientist mst highly cited in the field of 'Psychiatry/Psychology'. His research has focused on modeling psychiatric conditions (depressive, bipolar and personality disorders) and examining causes, mechanisms and treatments for mood disorders.