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Biographical entry Parker, Gordon Barraclough (1942 - )

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Born
1 April 1942
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Psychiatrist

Summary

Gordon Parker is a psychiatrist who specialises in clinical research into mental health, particularly depression and bipolar disorder. For nearly 20 years he was Head of the School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales, being appointed Scientia Professor in 2001. He has been active in professional organisations, including the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and on the editorial boards of a number of journals. In 2002 he became the foundation Director of the Black Dog Institute. Parker has also served terms on the New South Wales Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Guardianship Board.

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1977 - 1978
Career position - Visiting Associate Professor, University of Oxford
1977 - 1981
Career position - Lecturer (later Senior Lecturer) in Psychiatry, University of New South Wales
1978
Education - MD, University of New South Wales
1979 - 1987
Career position - Editor, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
1981
Career event - Visiting Associate Professor, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.
1981 - 1983
Career position - Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales
1983
Education - PhD, University of New South Wales
1983 - 1996
Career position - Director, Division of Psychiatry, Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals, Sydney
1983 - 2001
Career position - Professor of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales
1983 - 2002
Career position - Head of School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales
1985
Career position - Founder and Research Director, Mood Disorders Unit, Prince Henry Hospital, Sydney
1985
Award - Senior Research Award, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
1990
Award - Senior Research Award, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
1990 - 1995
Career position - Member, New South Wales Guardianship Board
1991 - 1992
Career position - Member, New South Wales Administrative Appeals Board
1992 - 1995
Career position - Clinical Director, Directorate of Mental Health, Eastern Area Health Service, New South Wales
1997
Education - DSc, University of New South Wales
1998 - 2000
Career position - Research Director (part-time), Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
2001 - 2018
Career position - Scientia Professor, University of New South Wales
2002 - 2010
Career position - Founder and Director, Black Dog Institute
2003
Award - New South Wales Forensic Psychology Award
2003
Award - Founders Award, Australasian Society of Psychiatric Research
2004
Award - Australian Citation Laureate Award for Psychology/Psychiatry
2010
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to psychiatry as a clinician and researcher, particularly as a major contributor to the understanding and innovative treatment of mood disorders and as founder and executive Director of the Black Dog Institute
2010 - 2012
Career position - Executive Director, Black Dog Institute
2017
Award - James Cook Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales

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Published resources

Books

  • Parker, Gordon, A piece of my mind: a psychiatrist in the couch (Sydney: Pan Macmillan Australia, 2012), 340 pp. Details

See also

Helen Cohn