Dr Iain Perkes

Dr Iain Perkes

Senior Lecturer

Bachelor of Medical Science (The University of Newcastle) 2008

Bachelor of Medicine (The University of Newcastle) 2010

Fellowship (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry) 2017

Advanced Certificate, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry) 2017

Master of Psychiatry (New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry) 2017

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Iain has a significant National and International reputation in the area of child and adolescent mental health including paediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), as evidenced by invited participation in the: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry Editorial Board; MRFF-funded ALIVE National Centre for Mental Health Research Translation; Sydney Partnership in Health, Education, and Enterprise (SPHERE); NSW Health Systems Information and Analytic Branch, and NSW Health Higher Education Branch.


In 2018, Iain was awarded the internationally competitive Child Foundation Fellowship following on from his 2017 award of the World Psychiatry Association Fellowship; both awards represented his leadership in child and adolescent mental health.

His clinical research portfolio includes OCD, behavioural neuroscience, neuroimaging, and child and adolescent mental health services.

He established (2022) and leads the Kids Research Mental Health initiative and the NSW-wide paediatric OCD clinical research translation service (OCD BOUNCE, 2021) in the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network as part of a national collaboration.

I have appeared on Sydney radio. I regularly speak at local and national meetings in addition to the public domain. I co-founded Continuing Professional Development programs in both the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network and Dubbo Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

Radio presentation

January 7th 2016

Breakfast Program, Northside Radio, 99.3 fm


When admission to psychiatric hospitals is recommended for children

UNSW Newsroom August 13 2019

More funding key to keeping youth out of psychiatric hospitals: experts

The Sydney Morning Herald August 13 2019


My Research Supervision

Honours and PhD candidates.

My Teaching

Iain Co-Leads Child and Adolescent Psychiatry teaching together with Dr Daniel Lin.