Honorary Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Steve is a psychiatrist and the director of psychosocial oncology at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. Steve is passionate about medical education, and has taught medical students and psychiatry trainees for many years. He co-authored the medical student textbook "Psych-Lite: Psychiatry That's Easy to Read."

Steve also appears on Melbourne ABC Radio as part of "Writs & Cures" exploring the latest issues in medicine and law (Tuesdays at 8pm), and is part of 3RRR's Radiotherapy team where he appears as Dr DoLittle (Sundays at 10am).

Steve's research interests include psycho-oncology, medical education, trauma psychiatry, psychiatric complications of medical disorders and the neurobiology of anxiety disorders.


  • 2017–present
    Honorary clinical professor of psychiatry, University of Melbourne
  • 2016–present
    Director, Psychosocial Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • 2006–2017
    Adjunct associate professor of psychiatry, Monash University
  • 2000–2016
    Head, Consultation, Liaison & Emergency Psychiatry, Alfred Heaith


  • 2004 
    University of Melbourne, Doctor of Medicine
  • 1996 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Medicine
  • 1996 
    Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Fellowship
  • 1988 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery


  • 2010
    Psych-Lite: Psychiatry That's Easy to Read, McGraw-Hill Education