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Professor and Director, Centre for Mental Health, Swinburne University of Technology

Professor Greg Murray is a clinical academic conducting mixed methods research into bipolar disorders, circadian rhythms, personality and affect. He is ranked in the top 1% of researchers worldwide in each of these fields ( After a first career in music, he took out his PhD from University of Melbourne in 2001, and has been a full Professor at Swinburne since 2011.

Professor Murray's > 200 journal articles receive > 1000 citations each year (Google Scholar). His research has been supported by > $10 million in national competitive funding, and > $2 million in industry funding. Professor Murray has won individual awards for teaching, impact and research, completed 27 doctoral students, and provided professional development workshops for hundreds of psychologists and psychiatrists. He is a practicing clinical psychologist, and a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.
Professor Murray’s work has had significant community impact. He wrote the Australian Psychological Society guidelines for treating bipolar disorder and is a senior author on the influential Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Mood Disorder Guidelines. He is a contributor to the forthcoming DSM-5 text revision, and Deputy Lead of CREST.BD, an international research network for psychosocial issues in bipolar disorder.

Professor Murray has played numerous leadership roles, including Head of Psychology at Swinburne and Chair of Hawthorn headspace. Current positions include Director of Swinburne's Centre for Mental Health, Chair of Orygen Research Review Committee, Patron of Bipolar Life, and Oceania Representative on the Board of International Society for Bipolar Disorders.

Professor Murray also has an impressive list of career failures, rejections and disappointments (available on request)


  • 2011–present
    Professor, Swinburne University of Technology


  • 2001 
    University of Melbourne, Doctor of Philosophy