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Chair Country Health Research and Innovation, Curtin University

Professor Timothy Carey is the Chair of Country Health Research and Innovation at Curtin University. Tim has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Queensland (QLD), an MSc in Statistics from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and a Postgraduate Certificate of Biostatistics from Macquarie University. After he completed his PhD he spent 5 years working in the NHS in Scotland as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist in Adult Primary Care. Tim has been a Director on the Board of the Australian Psychological Society, Chair of the Regional, Rural, and Remote Advisory Group and Co-Chair of the Indigenous Psychology Advisory Group. He has also been a Director of the Australian Rural Health Education Network. He has over 175 publications including books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and has presented his work at national and international conferences. After returning from Scotland he was the Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology and the Course Convenor of the Postgraduate Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Canberra. Between 2010 and 2014 he was the Mental Health Academic at Flinders University's Centre for Remote Health (CRH) in Alice Springs and, between 2014 and 2019 he was the Director of CRH. At CRH he conducted research in health service delivery, provided supervision and training on mental health issues, and has operated a clinical psychology service within the public mental health service as well as within the Alcohol and Other Drugs Service and the Pain Management Service. From 2020 to 2022 he was the inaugural Director of the Institute of Global Health Equity Research and the Andrew Weiss Chair of Research in Global Health at the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda. He has broad interests in equity from the perspective of individual control. His interests in mental health include the importance of control to psychological wellbeing and service provision, cross-cultural understandings of mental health, improving access to services, equity, and the historical development of our understandings of psychological distress and its treatment.


  • 2022–present
    Professor, Curtin University
  • 2020–2022
    Professor, University of Global Health Equity
  • 2019–2020
    Professor, Charles Darwin University
  • 2014–2019
    Professor, Flinders University


Fulbright Scholar