BA (Qld), MPsychol, PhD (NSW), GDipComp (Deakin), DSc (ANU)
Health Sciences

Professor Anthony Jorm is a Professor Emeritus in Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, and an NHMRC Leadership Fellow. His current research is on building the community's capacity for prevention and early intervention with mental disorders.

Chair of Board, Mental Health First Aid International

Founders’ Medal, Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research, 2002

Listed in ISI as one of the most highly cited researchers in Psychology/Psychiatry over the period 1981-1999, 2003

Australian Rotary Health Research Fund Medal, 2007

Excellence in Mental Health Education Award (to Kitchener & Jorm for Mental Health First Aid Program), U.S. National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, 2008

Thomson Scientific Citation Award (for highest average citations per paper in the field of psychiatry in Australia 1997-2007), 2008

Australia Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council, 2009

Outstanding Academic Mentor Award, Australian Psychological Society, 2017.

  • Kitchener, B.A., Jorm, A.F. & Kelly, C.M. (2013). Mental Health First Aid Manual (Third edition). Melbourne: Mental Health First Aid Australia.
  • Jorm, A.F., Allen, N.B., Morgan, A.J., Ryan, S. & Purcell R. (2013). A Guide to What Works for Depression (Second edition). Melbourne: beyondblue.
  • Jorm, A.F. (2012). Mental health literacy: Empowering the community to take action for better mental health. American Psychologist, 67, 231-243.
  • Reavley, N.J. & Jorm, A.F. (2012). Public recognition of mental disorders and beliefs about treatment: changes in Australia over 16 years. British Journal of Psychiatry, 200, 419-425.
  • Jorm, A.F. & Reavley, N.J. (2014). Public belief that mentally ill people are violent: is the United States exporting stigma to the rest of the world? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48, 213-215.
  • Jorm, A.F. & Ryan, S.M. (2014). Cross-national and historical differences in subjective well-being. International Journal of Epidemiology, 43, 330-340.
  • Yap, M.B.H., Pilkington, P.B., Ryan, S.M. & Jorm, A.F. (2014). Parental factors associated with depression and anxiety in young people: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders 156, 8-23.
  • Jorm, A.F., Patten, S.B., Brugha, T.S. & Mojtabai, R. (2017). Has increased provision of treatment reduced the prevalence of common mental disorders? Review of the evidence from four countries. World Psychiatry, 16, 90-99.