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Prof Beverley Raphael

Psychiatrist, Australian Capital Territory

MBBS, MD (Sydney), MD (hon) (Newcastle), DPM, MANZCP, MRC Psych, FRANZCP, FRC Psych

Professor Raphael has contributed extensively to mental health research in the fields of bereavement, psychological trauma, disasters and terrorism, child and adolescent mental health, women’s mental health, HIV aids and mental health, depression, domestic violence, and mental health aspects of physical illnesses including respiratory disease, cancer and stroke.

As the Director, Centre for Mental Health (NSW Health), she oversaw the development and implementation of mental health policy and planning in New South Wales with major programs and initiatives in child and adolescent mental health, older peoples’ mental health, Aboriginal mental health, transcultural mental health, and suicide prevention.

Professor Raphael has held a number of senior positions in universities and been responsible for educational program development and implementation at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in mental health. She is currently Professor, Population Mental Health and Disasters and Director, Scientific and Collaborative Investigation of Mental Health Adversities (SCIMHA), University of Western Sydney; Professor, Psychological Medicine, Australian National University; and Emeritus Professor in Psychiatry, the University of Queensland.

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.