Meaghan O’Donnell is the Head of Research at the Phoenix Australia, Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne.
Meaghan has published widely in the area of posttraumatic mental health. She is the Research Director of the Phoenix Australia Traumatic Research Clinic, which tests new and emerging treatments to promote recovery following trauma exposure. She is on a number of scientific advisory committees including the 2020 National Mental Health and Wellbeing Survey (Australian Bureau of Statistics) and Australian Veteran Health and Wellbeing Advisory Council (Department of Veterans’ Affairs).
Meaghan is past President of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies and is a recipient of an Experienced Researcher Humboldt Fellowship. She is on the editorial board for the European Journal of Traumatic Stress Studies, and she is also guest editor on a special COVID-19 edition of this journal.
Professor Alexander C. McFarlane, AO
Professor Alexander McFarlane is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Adelaide. Previously, he was the Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies.
He is an international expert in the field of the impact of disasters, military and veterans’ mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
He has held to role the Senior Adviser in Psychiatry to the Australian Defence Force, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Professor McFarlane is a recipient of a number of awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) for outstanding and fundamental contributions to the field of traumatic stress studies. He has published over 400 articles and chapters and has co-edited three books.
In 2011 he received the Officer of the Order of Australia award for an “outstanding contribution to medical research in the field of psychiatry, particularly posttraumatic stress disorders, to veterans’ mental health management, and as an author”.
Host: Professor Mark Creamer
Professor Mark Creamer is a clinical and consulting psychologist with over 30 years’ experience in the field of post-traumatic mental health.
Mark is internationally recognised for his work in the field and provides policy advice, training and research consultancy to government and non-government organisations, with the aim of improving the recognition, prevention and treatment of psychological problems following stressful life events.
Mark is a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, and has an impressive research record with over 180 publications.
Mark is an accomplished speaker and has given numerous presentations (by invitation) at national and international conferences.