Associate Investigators


Henry Brodaty

Professor Brodaty is Scientia Professor of Ageing and Mental Health and Co-Director of Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at the University of New South Wales. Among his extensive research interests those particularly relevant to this CRE are how to improve the treatment of mental disorders in the elderly and how to reduce the cost and ... Read more


Graham Thornicroft

Professor Thornicroft is head of the Health Service and Population Research (HSPR) Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London. He has led 9 multi-site, international mental health research collaborations. The  Health Service and Population Research Department received the Queen’s Anniversary  Prize for  Higher  and  Further  Education in the UK in 2009. He has very active international ... Read more


Philip Burgess

Professor Burgess is Professor of Mental Health Services Research in the School of Population Health at The University of Queensland. Since 2003, he has led the Analysis and Reporting functions of the Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network (AMHOCN).  He has worked extensively with national data collections including the design of the service utilisation ... Read more


James Scott

Dr Scott is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has extensive clinical and research experience in child and adolescent mental health. He has also considerable administrative experience having been the Director of Hospital Services at the Mater Children’s Hospital Child and Youth Mental Health Service in Brisbane. He has published in leading international journals and has received ... Read more


Brett Emmerson

Associate Professor Emmerson is a psychiatrist and Executive Director, Metro North Mental Health in Brisbane, one of the largest mental health services in Queensland. He has been managing mental health services since 1987. Associate Professor Emmerson brings extensive experience and knowledge of mental health service delivery and how services can be reformed. His expertise will inform ... Read more


Bill Buckingham

Mr Buckingham has 35 years of experience in the mental health sector, including as the Chief Psychologist and State Planning Manager of Victoria’s mental health services. Since 1994 he has worked as a consultant to Australian and New Zealand governments on mental health reform. Mr Buckingham has been engaged by the Commonwealth Department of Health ... Read more


Gavin Stewart

Mr Stewart has 30 years of experience in research, government, and NGO settings. He has worked extensively in the New South Wales Health Department in public health and mental health epidemiology, service planning, and monitoring. In 2000 and between 2008 and 2011 he developed and applied planning models for mental health and drug and alcohol ... Read more


John Wanna

Professor Wanna holds the Sir John Bunting Chair of Public Administration in the Australia and New Zealand School of Government at the Australian National University. His expertise is in Australian politics and public policy, budgetary systems and reforms, policy implementation and comparative government. Professor Wanna brings his knowledge and experience of policy development in government, ... Read more


Theo Vos

Professor Vos is Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, and former Director of the Centre for Burden of Disease and Cost-Effectiveness in the School of Population Health, University of Queensland. He has carried out burden of disease studies in Mauritius and Australia and has made major contributions to the studies in Zimbabwe, ... Read more