James Graham Scott

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Senior Scientist and Head of Mental Health, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

James is a consultant psychiatrist and associate professor who holds a conjoint position with the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the Metro North Mental Health Service. He conducts clinical and epidemiological research into mental illness afflicting children and adolescents. He leads a programme of research which encompasses bullying prevention, clinical trials and studies of the immune basis of neuropsychiatric disorders.


  • 2019–present
    Senior scientist, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
  • 2010–2019
    Consultant Psychiatrist, Metro North Mental Health Service
  • 2010–2019
    Associate professor, The University of Queensland
  • 2007–2010
    Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Children's Hospital
  • 2003–2006
    Director of Inpatient Services, Mater Child and Youth Mental Health Service