Patrick McGorry AO (b. 1952), professor of youth mental health at the University of Melbourne, gained his initial medical degree from the University of Sydney and completed his doctorate in medicine at Monash University in 1991. In 1996 he became the founding director of the mental health service ORYGEN Youth Health. The organisation has made Australia a world leader in the development of preventive and early intervention strategies for emerging mental disorders in people aged between twelve and 25 years. He has advised governments at state and federal levels in Australia and internationally especially in Canada, the USA, Scandinavia, Germany, the UK and Ireland. McGorry’s areas of expertise include refugee and asylum-seeker mental health, torture and trauma, suicide and substance use disorders. Author of six books on psychiatry and more than 250 scholarly articles, he was Australian of the Year for 2010, and in 2016, became the first-ever psychiatrist to be elected as a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.
Accession number: 2010.4
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On one level The Companion talks about the most famous and frontline Australians, but on another it tells us about ourselves: who we read, who we watch, who we listen to, who we cheer for, who we aspire to be, and who we'll never forget. The Companion is available to buy online and in the Portrait Gallery Store.