Prof Ian Hickie AM
Professor Ian Hickie AM is the Co-Director Health and Policy of the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney.
He is recognised for his extensive knowledge and experience in early detection and improving treatments of depressive disorders.
Professor Hickie was one of the first round of National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Fellows; recognising excellence in Australian Medical Research, appointed for the period 2008-2013. He is now a Senior Principal Research Fellow of the NHMRC (2013-2017).
He has published over 400 peer-reviewed journal articles, 20 book chapters and 30 educational materials.
From 2000–2003 he was the inaugural CEO of beyondblue: the national depression initiative and from 2003-2006 served as the organisation’s Clinical Advisor. Professor Hickie’s research, clinical and health services development work focuses on expansion of population-based mental health research and development of international mental health strategies.
"We want a mental health system that we would take our own family to if they became ill."
Prof Ian Hickie
Mental Health Commissioner
Ian speaking at the community forum in Orange, NSW last year.