BM, BS, MD (UNSW)

Social Medicine
2007


 Professor Ian Hickie is Co-Director, Health and Policy at The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre. He is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow (2013-2017 and 2018-22), having previously been one of the inaugural NHMRC Australian Fellows (2008-12). He was an inaugural Commissioner on Australia’s National Mental Health Commission (2012-18) overseeing enhanced accountability for mental health reform and suicide prevention. He is an internationally renowned researcher in clinical psychiatry, with particular reference to medical aspects of common mood disorders, depression and bipolar disorder. He is now focused on the development of real-time personalized and measurement-based care systems for use in partnership with young people and their families. These systems promote early intervention, use of new and emerging technologies and suicide prevention. In his role with the National Mental Health Commission, and his independent research, health system and advocacy roles, Professor Hickie has been at the forefront of the move to have mental health and suicide prevention integrated with other aspects of health care (notably chronic disease and ambulatory care management). 

  • Hickie IB and McGorry PD (2007) Increased access to evidence-based primary mental health care: will the implementation match the rhetoric?, Med J Aust, 187: 100-3.
  • Pirkis JE, Blashki GA, Murphy AW, Hickie IB and Ciechomski L. (2006) The contribution of general practice based research to the development of national policy: case studies from Ireland and Australia, Aust New Zealand Health Policy, 3: 4.
  • Hickie IB, Davenport TA and Luscombe GM (2006) Mental health expenditure in Australia: time for affirmative action, Aust N Z J Public Health, 30: 119-22.
  • Hickie et al (2005) Not for Service: Experiences of Injustice and Despair in Mental Health Care in Australia, Mental Health Council of Australia, Canberra.
  • Hickie IB, Groom GL, McGorry PD, Davenport TA and Luscombe GM (2005) Australian mental health reform: time for real outcomes, Med J Aust, 182: 401-6.
  • Hickie IB, Groom GL, McGorry PD, Davenport TA and Luscombe GM (2005) Australian mental health reform: time for real outcomes, Med J Aust, 182: 401-6.