Professor Ian Bernard Hickie AM
Professor of Psychiatry
M02 - Mallet Street Campus
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In October 2006, the Australian Financial Review included Professor Hickie in its list of the top 10 cultural influences. The specific comments noted his role as a "long-term campaigner", "the person who orchestrated the campaign" that led to the COAG announcements ($4 billion dollars over five years. [More...]
In October 2006, the Australian Financial Review included Professor Hickie in its list of the top 10 cultural influences. The specific comments noted his role as a "long-term campaigner", "the person who orchestrated the campaign" that led to the COAG announcements ($4 billion dollars over five years.
In October 2000 he was appointed as the inaugural CEO of beyondblue: the national depression initiative and from 2003-06 served as its Clinical Advisor. In 2003, he was appointed as the inaugural executive director of the flagship Brain & Mind Research Institute at The University of Sydney. In 2006, Professor Hickie received the Australian Honours Award of Member (AM) in the General Division; for services to medicine in the development of key national mental health initiatives and general practice services in both the public and non-government sectors. From 2007 to 2011, he was appointed to the Prime Ministers Australian National Council on Drugs. From 2006 he was a founding member (and later Director of the independent company) Headspace: the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. In 2007, Professor Hickie was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. From 2007-12, Professor Hickie is one of the first round of NHMRC Australian Research Fellows, recognising excellence in Australian Medical Research. From 2008-2010, he was appointed to the Federal Health Ministers National Advisory Council on Mental Health and then in 2010 to 2011, the Federal Ministers Mental Health Expert Advisory Group.
From 2012, Professor Hickie has been appointed as a Commissioner in the new National Mental Health Commission, to oversee enhanced accountability for mental health reform in Australia. His research, clinical and health services development work focuses on expansion of population-based mental health research, enhanced primary and secondary care mental health services (particularly focused on evidence-based early interventions for young people with anxiety and mood disorders and development of international mental health strategies. [Hide detail]
Current national competitive grants*
Emerging Mental Disorders in Young People
McGorry P, Jorm A, Hickie I, Pantelis C, Yung A
NHMRC Program Grant ($1,250,000 over 5 years)
* Grants administered through the University of Sydney
PhD and Masters' project opportunities
The effect of stigma and discrimination on the outcome of mental disorder
Neurobiological investigations of substance use and psychosis.
Understanding and preventing mental health difficulties in young Australian men +
Circadian and sleep wake disturbances in mood disorders
+ indicates the opportunity is full and unavailable.