George Patton

Professor Patton holds a Chair in Adolescent Health Research at the University of Melbourne and is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow.  He is an epidemiologist with a clinical background in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His group has undertaken long-term population based cohort studies, large scale cluster randomized trials of preventive interventions in school and community settings, intervention studies in primary care and hospital settings and studies of global child and adolescent health.  He will advise around the effectiveness of interventions for the mental health problems of this younger group as well as the operation of the health service systems.