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Prof Zachary Steel


Professor Zachary Steel has worked in the field of traumatic stress for over 25 years as a researcher and clinician.

He has a long history of work with populations affected by trauma, including veterans, emergency service workers and those affected by mass conflict and forced displacement.

Professor Steel heads a program of clinical research into the impact of trauma on veterans, first responders, refugees and civilian populations. He holds the St John of God Professorial Chair of Trauma and Mental Health. This appointment links a not-for-profit psychiatric facility specialising in the treatment of PTSD, early intervention and inpatient care directly to a university setting in order to promote clinical and research excellence and evidence generation and inquiry within the delivery of clinical services.

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.