Mr Sebastian Rosenberg
Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Policy
I was a public servant for 16 years, working in health in both state and federal governments. I was then Deputy CEO of the Mental Health Council of Australia from 2005-2009, assisting in the publication of the seminal Not for Service report (2005) as well as other reports. I am Senior Lecturer at the Brain and Mind Research Institute at the University of Sydney. I also work as a consultant and am on the board of Social Firms Australia. From 2009-2012 I was a member of the NHMRC's Prevention and Community Health Committee. I am also a member of the Sydney University's Health Policy Network and the Health and Work Research Network.
My research interest is health policy, particularly in relation to mental health and accountability. Essentially, this concerns trying to understand whether Australia's mental health system is actually helping people get better. This means understanding services, programs and defining an appropriate set of meaningful criteria against which to assess national progress.
Health economics; Health policy; Mental health