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Dr Michael Musker has 30 years experience in clinical practice, and has written publications on the genetics of depression, bullying, and precision medicine in depression. He is a Clinical Titleholder (Senior Lecturer) The University of Adelaide, and an adjunct Senior Lecturer Flinders University . Mike has led on a number of research projects on depression, myalgic encephalomyelitis chronic fatigue syndrome, bullying, and mental health disorders. He completed his PhD at the University of Adelaide whilst working as the Advanced Clinical Services Coordinator of the Forensic Mental Health Service of South Australia. The research training focused on perpetrator induced post traumatic stress and included interviewing forensic mental health patients and prisoners about PTSD and other comorbid disorders. He is currently a senior research fellow in the, Lifelong Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing team at South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. Qualifications RN, BA(Hon) Health, MSc Health Promotion and Research, Post Graduate Diploma in Education, and PhD.


  • –present
    Senior research fellow, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute


  • 2014 
    University of Adelaide, PhD