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Steve Macfarlane

Director of Aged Psychiatry, Caulfield Hospital (Alfred Health) & Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Monash University

Steve Macfarlane is Associate Professor of Aged Psychiatry at Monash university, and is Director of the Caulfield Aged Psychiatry Service in Melbourne.
He has been a consultant psychiatrist since 2003, and has research interests that include subjects as diverse as Alzheimer's Disease and senile squalor.
His past appointments have included periods of service on the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Council for Mental Health and on the Commonwealth Psychogeriatric Expert Reference Group. Steve served a period as Deputy Chief Psychiatrist for the State of Victoria in 2008.
He has been a regular on the Melbourne radio programme "Radiotherapy" (3RRR-FM) since 1995, where he discusses psychiatry in film.


  • 2008–present
    Director of Aged Psychiatry, Caulfield Hospital (Alfred Health)


  • 1991 
    Monash University, MB.BS (Hons.)

Research Areas

  • Psychiatry (Incl. Psychotherapy) (110319)
  • Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) (170101)
  • Developmental Psychology And Ageing (170102)