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Christopher Davey

Head of the Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne

I am the Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne and a psychiatrist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. I am the current editor-in-chief of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. My main clinical and research interest is in the management of severe mood disorders. I have led, or am leading, large multicentre clinical trials of treatments for depression examining psychotherapy, antidepressant medications, anti-inflammatory agents, and ketamine. I am also interested in using brain imaging to better understand depression and social-affective processes.


  • –present
    Psychiatrist and head of mood disorders research at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne


  • 2009 
    PhD, University of Melbourne
  • 2008 
    RANZCP, Fellow
  • 2005 
    MPsychiatry, University of Melbourne
  • 2000 
    MBBS(Hons), University of Western Australia