Professor, University of New South Wales and Black Dog Institute
Professor Gordon Parker AO is Scientia Professor of Psychiatry at UNSW, was the founder of the Black Dog Institute and its initial Executive Director, Head of the School of Psychiatry at UNSW and Director of the Division of Psychiatry at Prince of Wales Hospital.
His positions with the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists include being Editor of its Journal. Positions with legal organisations include the NSW Guardianship Board and the NSW Administrative Appeals Tribunal. In 2004 he received a Citation Laureate as the Australian Scientist most highly cited in ‘Psychiatry/Psychology’. In 2018 he received the prestigious James Cook Medal from the Royal Society of New South Wales. His research has focussed on the mood disorders. He has published 23 books and over 1,000 scientific reports.
Professor Parker is also a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.