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Assoc Prof Fiona Charleson

Psychiatric Epidemiologist, Qld

Associate Professor Fiona Charlson is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Fellow at the Queensland Centre of Mental Health Research and School of Public Health, University of Queensland. She works as a psychiatric epidemiologist and health services researcher with strong experience addressing the most challenging global mental health research questions.

Associate Professor Charlson leads UQ’s ‘Mental Health and a Changing Climate Transdisciplinary Impact Research Network’, which she established in 2019 in response to the growing need for an evidence base that supports adaptation and mitigation strategies that address the mental health impacts of climate change.

Associate Professor Charlson’s technical expertise is highly sought after and has led to collaboration and advisory roles with a wide range of Australian and international stakeholders, including the World Health Organization, United Nations Development Program, US National Institutes of Health, and numerous government and non-government organisations.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.