Geoffrey Waghorn

Head, Social Inclusion and Recovery Research, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The University of Queensland

Geoff heads the Social Inclusion and Recovery Research team at QCMHR, a Queensland Health funded research facility with University affiliations. This team conducts research to increase the social inclusion of people with severe and persistent mental illness. The team has published over 80 articles and book chapters in this field. Recent projects include (1) a multisite randomised controlled trial of evidence-based supported employment in Queensland and in Tasmania, (2) a systematic review of labour force activity by people in different countries with different diagnostic categories of mental illness; and (3) reporting education and employment activity among Australians with high impact psychosis, from Australia's second national survey of psychosis. The team's research goals include developing and trialling the systems, measures, and interventions needed to help people with severe and persistent mental illnesses to become active and included members of the wider community.

Experience

  • –present
    Adjunct Senior Lecturer, The School of Population Health, The University of Queensland