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Prof Richard Bryant

Scientia Professor and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow

Richard Bryant is a Scientia Professor of Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Professor Bryant has researched the nature, course, and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for over 20 years. His work has identified key genetic, neural, and psychological factors underpinning PTSD. Much of his work has focused on early markers of recently trauma-exposed people who will develop PTSD. Through many longitudinal studies he has developed the world’s leading screening tools for early identification of PTSD as well as development of the most commonly used early treatment protocols. These have been translated into over 15 languages and used in many countries. Professor Bryant has written five books, 70 book chapters, and 570 journal articles. He has served on major international committees to define PTSD internationally.

In 2016 he received the Companion of the Order of Australia for services to research and management of traumatic stress.

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