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Honorary Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne

Steve is a psychiatrist, academic and writer. Steve is passionate about medical education and has taught medical students and psychiatry trainees for many years. He co-authored the general public guide to mental health called "Mental - everything you never knew you needed to know about mental health" and the medical student textbook "Psych-Lite: Psychiatry That's Easy to Read."

Steve is a regular media commentator, including as a regular guest on Melbourne ABC Radio, as Dr DoLittle 3RRR's Radiotherapy (Sundays at 10am), and as host of the SBS TV series "How mad are you?"

Steve's research interests include emergency psychiatry, trauma, psychiatric aspects of infectious diseases, psycho-oncology, medical education, psychiatric complications of medical disorders and the neurobiology of anxiety disorders.


  • 2017–present
    Honorary clinical professor of psychiatry, University of Melbourne
  • 2022–2023
    Clinical Advisor, Prevention & Wellbeing., Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • 2016–2021
    Director, Psychosocial Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • 2006–2017
    Adjunct associate professor of psychiatry, Monash University
  • 2000–2016
    Head, Consultation, Liaison & Emergency Psychiatry, Alfred Heaith


  • 2004 
    University of Melbourne, Doctor of Medicine
  • 1996 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Medicine
  • 1996 
    Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Fellowship
  • 1988 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery


  • 2018
    Mental - Everything you never knew you needed to know about mental health, Black Inc.
  • 2010
    Psych-Lite: Psychiatry That's Easy to Read, McGraw-Hill Education
  • Melbourne, Australia
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