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Co-Director, Health and Policy, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney

Professor Ian Hickie – The Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney is a global leader in
mental health research and digital innovations in care. Professor Ian Hickie is the Co-Director of
Health and Policy. He was an inaugural NHMRC Australian Fellow (2007-2012), then Senior
Principal Research Fellow (2013-2017 and 2018-22), and now is supported at the highest level of
personal Investigator Grants (2023-7). He was an inaugural Commissioner on Australia’s National
Mental Health Commission (2012-18) overseeing enhanced accountability for mental health reform
and suicide prevention. He is an internationally renowned researcher in clinical psychiatry, with
particular reference to digital innovation, youth mental health care and adolescent-onset mood
disorders, notably depression and bipolar disorder.


  • 2003–present
    Professor of Psychiatry, The University of Sydney
  • 2003–present
    Executive Director, Brain & Mind Research Institute, The University of Sydney


  • 1990 
    University of New South Wales, Doctorate of Medicine