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Gavin Andrews

Professor Andrews is Professor of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, and has been an academic staff member of the School of Psychiatry at UNSW since 1964. His research interests include depression, epidemiology, treatment of common mental disorders, classification of mental disorders, cost effectiveness, and Internet treatment of internalising disorders. Professor Andrews is the Director of the UNSW School of Psychiatry at St Vincent’s Hospital where he heads the Anxiety and Depression Clinic, the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression. He was the director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Classification of Mental Disorders until 2012. He has developed optimal internet-based interventions for use in primary and specialist care, and estimated the reduction in disease burden from mental and substance use disorders that could be achieved if these were adopted. Professor Andrews played a seminal role in the 1997 national mental health survey and has served on multiple Advisory Committees for the Commonwealth and state governments, as well as contributing to the revision of ICD-10 and DSM-5. He has published many papers and books, his Hirsch index exceeds 75 and he is on the ISI MostHighlyCited list for psychology and psychiatry with more than 23,000 citations to his work.