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Prof Alan Rosen


Alan is a senior consultant psychiatrist, Professorial Fellow, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Professorial Fellow, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences, University of Wollongong, Australia, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia,  Research Psychiatrist, Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health Services, University of Newcastle, & Visiting Consultant Psychiatrist, Greater Western Area Health Service, NSW.

He was Senior Specialist Psychiatrist, Service Director, and Director of Clinical Services 1979-2009 of the ward winning Royal North Shore Hospital and Community Mental Health Services.

He has been invited speaker and/or performed consultancies on service development in several Australian states and territories, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, USA, Canada, China, Thailand, Hong Kong and New Zealand. He was Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin, Department of Psychiatry 1990 and Visiting Senior Fellow, Departments of Medical Anthropology and Social Medicine, Harvard University, Boston in 2006.

He is the author or co‑author of more than 100 published and submitted journal articles or chapters on studies of 24 hour community based alternatives to acute and long‑term inpatient care, rehabilitation and recovery, assertive case management and integrated mental health service systems; early intervention in psychosis; psychiatric stigma; dual disorders, deinstitutionalization, family intervention, Aboriginal and remote area mental health, cultural influences on mental health service systems, qualitative and quantitative outcome measures, impaired doctors, research and evaluation in mental health, service standards, the National Mental Health Strategy, international comparisons between Mental Health Commissions,  and the history of Australian Psychiatry.

He is the recipient of many awards in recognition of his significant contribution to mental health treatment and care.




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.