Professor, Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health & The Centre for Youth Mental Health., University of Melbourne

Professor Andrew Chanen is Deputy Director of Research at Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and Head of Personality Disorder Research. He also holds appointments at the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne and as Director of Clinical Services at Orygen Youth Health, Melbourne, Australia. Andrew’s clinical, research and training interests lie in prevention and early intervention for severe mental disorders, principally personality disorder, along with mood and psychotic disorders. He established and directs the Helping Young People Early (HYPE) program, a clinical, research and training program investigating the understanding of and prevention and early intervention for severe personality disorder, particularly borderline personality disorder in youth. HYPE was the 2010 Gold Award winner for best specialist mental health service at the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Service Achievement Awards and was awarded the Victorian Premier’s Award for advancing healthcare at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards, 2012. Andrew currently receives grant funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and has over 80 scientific publications. Andrew serves on the Editorial Boards of Early Intervention in Psychiatry, Personality and Mental Health, Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, and Psychopathology. He is President of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD). He is a member of the ICD-11 Review Group for the Classification of Personality Disorders and has previously served on numerous expert groups including The Australian Government’s Expert Reference Group on Borderline Personality Disorder, the Development Group for the NHMRC Clinical Practice Guideline for Borderline Personality Disorder and the NHMRC/beyondblue Clinical Practice Guideline for Depression in Adolescents and Young Adults.

Experience

  • 2011–present
    Director of Clinical Services, Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program, Northwestern Mental Health
  • 2014–present
    Professorial fellow, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne
  • 2011–2014
    Associate professor, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne

Education

  • 2011 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 1998 
    Monash University, MPM
  • 1998 
    Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, FRANZCP
  • 1989 
    Monash University, MBBS (Hons)
  • 1989 
    Monash University, B.Med.Sci. (Hons)