The John and Betty Lynch Fellowship Lecture Program

The John and Betty Lynch Fellowship Lecture Program is made possible through the generosity of Ms Betty C Lynch OAM and her late husband, Mr John Lynch. The Fellowship is an international collaboration with renowned scholars in the areas of bipolar disorder and other related serious mental illnesses, with a focus on sharing their knowledge with Australian academia and the community on current research and treatment options.

Professor Allan Young was invited to present  "Lithium: from toxic placebo to magic ion?" on  Tuesday, 24 October 2017.

Professor Allan Young holds the Chair of Mood Disorders and is Director of the Centre for Affective Disorders in the Department of Psychological Medicine in the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, UK.  Professor Young is the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Mental Health Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Theme lead in the Translational Therapeutics Cluster. He is the clinical academic lead in the Psychological Medicine and Integrated Care Clinical Academic Group in the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust where he is also a Consultant Psychiatrist and the head of the National Affective Disorders Tertiary Clinic. Professor Young’s research interests focus on the cause and treatments for severe psychiatric illnesses, particularly mood disorders. Professor Young is a member of a number of editorial boards and of numerous professional and scientific societies.