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Professor of Functional Recovery in Youth Mental Health, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne

Along with his position at Melbourne University, Professor Killackey is the Associate Director of Research and Head of Functional Recovery Research at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health.
He completed his doctorate at Deakin University in 2000, and is a member of the Australian Pychological Society, Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and founding member of The International First Episode Vocational Recovery Group (2008).
His research is primarily in the area of functional recovery for young people with mental illness, with particular emphasis on vocational rehabilitation in first episode psychosis.
He is also interested in evidence-based interventions in mental health and barriers to their implementation.


  • –present
    Associate Professor and Director of Psychosocial Research, Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne


  • 2000 
    Deakin University, Doctorate of Clinical Psychology


Schering Plough Organon Medal for best Psychiatric Researcher in Australia under the age of 35, Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research, 2008