Critical to the success of The Centenary of Anzac Centre is the world class team of experts in posttraumatic mental health that will guide and manage its work.
The Expert Council members are at the cutting-edge of posttraumatic mental health research and treatment.
A broader consultation group including leaders of health services, ESOs, and broader collaborators will be established to support engagement in and dissemination of the activities of the Anzac Centre.
Professor David Forbes, Chair
Director of Phoenix Australia, Deputy Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, and Vice Chair of the ISTSS PTSD Treatment Guidelines Committee
Professor Richard Bryant
Scientia Professor of Psychology and Director of the Traumatic Stress Clinic at the University of New South Wales. Member of the DSM-5 and ICD-11 working groups for traumatic stress guidelines.
Professor Malcolm Hopwood
Professor of psychiatry at the University of Melbourne and director of the Professorial Psychiatry Unit at the Albert Road Clinic in Melbourne. Adviser to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Professor Alexander McFarlane
Director of The University of Adelaide’s Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies. Leading expert on trauma and the military. Adviser to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Australian Defence Force.
Professor Meaghan O’Donnell
Head of Research at Phoenix Australia and Immediate Past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Has led research studies focussing on improving health outcomes in Australian military and veteran populations.
Dr John Cooper
Consultant psychiatrist at Phoenix Australia, with extensive experience in veterans’ mental health, assessment, pharmacotherapy, and service development.
Associate Professor Darryl Wade
Head of Policy and Practice at Phoenix Australia, and a clinical psychologist. experienced in posttraumatic mental health translation projects to improve the capabilities of practitioners.
Associate Professor Andrea Phelps
Deputy Director at Phoenix Australia and a clinical psychologist specialising in veteran and military mental health with extensive experience in the promotion of best practice mental health care.
The Centenary of Anzac Centre, comprising a treatment research collaboration and a practitioner support service, will ensure better treatments and improved lives for Australia’s veterans and military personnel and their families.