Concept Creep in Mental Health
Free Public Lecture
Lowe Theatre (ground floor)
Redmond Barry Building
Our concepts of mental disorder have expanded greatly in recent decades – a phenomenon sometimes referred to as 'concept creep'. What are the drivers of this growth in concepts and what are its implications, positive and negative?
Please join the current Mental Health PhD program co-directors Professor Nick Haslam, Professor Jane Pirkis, Professor Bernhard Baune, and former co-director Professor Malcolm Hopwood for a discussion of the implications of these important issues. All interested are welcome! As an audience member you will be encouraged to actively engage with the dialogue and share your point of view.
Professor Bernhard Baune, Professor of Psychiatry
Professor Bernhard Baune
Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry, Melbourne Medical School
Professor Bernhard Baune (PhD, MD, MPH, FRANZCP) is Professor of Psychiatry, Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist, and is the incoming Cato Chair and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Melbourne. To improve treatment outcomes of people with Mental Health problems, he leads internationally recognised research into Personalised Psychiatry, a Psychiatric Biomarker Centre and a Personalised Clinical Treatment Program.
Professor Malcolm Hopwood, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne
Professor Jane Pirkis, Director, Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Professor Jane Pirkis
Director, Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
University of Melbourne
Professor Jane Pirkis is the Director of the Centre for Mental Health and currently holds a National Health and Medical Council Senior Research Fellowship. She prides herself on conducting research that is useful to policymakers and practitioners. Her research is conducted within a population health framework, and involves epidemiological studies of risk and protective factors for mental illness and suicide, as well as evaluations of largescale mental health and suicide prevention programs.
Professor Nick Haslam, The University of Melbourne
Professor Nick Haslam
The University of Melbourne
Professor Nick Haslam is Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne. After receiving his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania he taught at the New School for Social Research in New York for several years.