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Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry

Professor Christopher Davey, Head of Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne was established in the 1960s. It is one of the largest Departments in the Melbourne Medical School. There are about 120 academic and professional staff, 160 honorary staff, and 50 students pursuing research degrees from Honours, Masters, and PhD programs. A further 240 students are enrolled in graduate coursework programs, including the flagship Master of Psychiatry program. The Department plays a key role in the medical curriculum of the graduate Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, providing rotations in psychiatry for medical students and teaching in other sections of the course. The Department also offers opportunities for students undertaking research projects in the MD course.

Welcome from Head of Department

Why choose the Department of Psychiatry

  • #1

    University for Public Health in Australia and 17 globally*

  • World class

    World class graduate employability**

  • 6

    Research centres and groups

  • 975+

    Research publication contributions in 2019 from the School

  • 38+

    Student cohort from over 38+ different countries

  • 1st

    School of Population Health in Australia

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
** QS Graduate Employability 2020

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The Melbourne Medical School is proud to foster a vibrant and inclusive culture delivering initiatives that value and support diversity.

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