BSc (Hons) (Melbourne), PhD (Melbourne)
Health Sciences

Professor Andrew Mackinnon specialises in statistical, quantitative and measurement research in mental health. His work focuses on the epidemiology and treatment of mental health conditions, in particular depression, anxiety, the psychoses and dementia. He aims to identify and understand risk factors for these disorders and their sequelae. He is also active as a trial statistician in mental health and undertakes research into the methodology underpinning trials and their analysis. His other areas of expertise include: psychometrics; diagnostic and screening tests; quality of life assessment; structural equation modelling.

Visiting Professorial Fellow, Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales

Honorary Professorial Fellow, Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Mackinnon, A. (2015) CONSORTing with scoundrels? The perils of trials by checklist. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49 (7), 586–590.

Morgan, V., McGrath, J., Jablensky, A., Badcock, J., Waterreus, A., Bush, R., … Mackinnon, A. (2014) Psychosis prevalence and comorbidity. Data from the second Australian national survey of psychosis. Psychological Medicine, 44 (10), 2163-2176.

Patton, G., Coffey, C., Romaniuk, H., Mackinnon, A., Carlin, J. B.,

Degenhardt, L., … Moran, P. (2014) Prognosis of common mental disorders in adolescents: A 14-year prospective cohort study. Lancet, 383, 1404-1411.

Mackinnon, A. (2010) The use and reporting of multiple imputation in medical research – A review. Journal of Internal Medicine, 268 (6), 586-593.

Foley, D., Mackinnon, A., Morgan, V., Watts, G., Castle, D., Waterreus, A. & Galletly, C. (2015) The joint effect of current antipsychotic medication and a family history of diabetes on risk for type 2 diabetes in a national sample of adults with psychosis. Lancet Psychiatry 2, 1092-1098.