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Biographical entry Raphael, Beverley (1934 - 2018)


4 October 1934
Casino, New South Wales, Australia
21 September 2018


Beverley Raphael was a psychiatrist who held chairs at the Australian and the Universities of Queensland, Western Sydney and Newcastle. Much of her research was centred on exploring psychiatric vulnerability, trauma, grief and preventive psychiatry. As President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists she was closely involved in the development of a national mental health policy. Raphael had a central role in the development of strategies for disaster mental health for Australia. Her expert advice was sought nationally and internationally. Her publications include The anatomy of bereavement: a handbook for the caring professions (1983) and When disaster strikes: how individuals and communities cope with disaster (1986).



1973 - 1974
Career position - Research Psychiatrist at the New South Wales Health Commission
1975 - 1978
Career position - Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney
Education - MD, University of Sydney
1977 - 1981
Career position - Foundation President, National Association for Loss and Grief
1978 -
Career position - Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1978 - 1987
Career position - Foundation Professor of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales
1981 - 1983
Career position - Chair, Mental Health Care Committee, National Health and Medical Research Council
1983 - 1985
Career position - President, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to medicine particularly in the field of psychiatry
Career position - World Health Organisation (WHO) Consultant in Psychiatric Education for the Peoples Republic of China
1987 - 1996
Career position - Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Queensland
1990 - 1994
Career position - Director of the National Centre for HIV Social Research
Award - Outstanding Achiever Award (Mental Health) received from the Australia Day Council
1996 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Queensland
1996 -
Career position - Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney
1996 - 2005
Career position - Director of the Centre for Mental Health in the New South Wales Health Department
1996 - 2005
Career position - Member, National Mental Health Working Party, Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC)
Career position - Chair, Australian Transcultural Mental Health Network
Career position - Chair, National Mental Health Disaster Response Committee
Award - Lifetime Achievement Award, International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies
2005 - 2017
Career position - Professor of Population Health and Disasters, University of Western Sydney
2006 - 2017
Career position - Professor of Psychiatry and Addictive Medicine, Australian National University
Award - Medal of Honour, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

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Archival resources

Private hands (Raphael, B.)

  • Beverley Raphael - Records, 1975 - 1987; Private hands (Raphael, B.). Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Burns, Penelope L. and Delaney, Patricia, 'Emeritus Professor Beverley Raphael AM, MB BS, MD, FRANZCP, FRCPsych, Hon MD, FASSA', Medical Journal of Australia, 210 (4) (2019), 157. http://doi.10.5694/mja2.50016. Details


See also

  • Who's who in Australia 2012 (Melbourne: Crown Content Pty Ltd, 2012), 2430 pp. Details
  • Herd, Margaret ed., Who's Who in Australia 2002 (Melbourne: Crown Content, 2001), 2020 pp. Details

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