Professor David Coghill appointed Financial Markets Foundation Chair Developmental Mental Health

Professor David Coghill was recently appointed as the inaugural, Financial Markets Foundation Chair Developmental Mental Health. This is a joint appointment between the Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Psychiatry based at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

David was the leader of the Developmental Research Group within the Division of Neuroscience at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in Dundee, Scotland and is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

David will provide academic leadership in developmental mental health services and research, within the University Departments of Psychiatry and Paediatrics, the clinical services of the Royal Children’s Hospital, and more broadly across the University, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and associated Institutes and Hospitals.

This is a major step forward to enhancing our capacity in mental health and child health.