MB BS (Hons 1), FRANZCP, MD
Julian is the inaugural Chair of Intellectual Disability Mental Health at UNSW Sydney. He also heads the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry within the School of Psychiatry at UNSW. He is a clinician and academic with a background in neuropsychiatry.
Julian leads national initiatives in health care for people with intellectual and developmental disability. He works with Commonwealth and State Government Departments to improve health services for people with an intellectual or developmental disability. He sits on multiple Commonwealth and State Government Committees and provides advice to regulatory bodies in his area of expertise. Julian also develops and delivers courses in mental health and intellectual disability.
Julian is involved in diverse research programs that examine the health inequalities experienced by people with intellectual or developmental disability and design solutions to the issues arising. He is passionate about inclusive research practices and enjoys rich interdisciplinary collaborations.
Julian's research contribution was recognised by award of the RANZCP Senior Research Award in 2019, made to the Fellow who has “made the most significant contribution to psychiatric research in Australia and New Zealand over last five years".
Please see a list of projects on my website https://www.3dn.unsw.edu.au/projects-publications/projects
Julian is a member of multiple Commonwealth and NSW Government Committees, and national and international professional associations. He is a sought after speaker and provides media commentary in his area of expertise. He is the current President of the Australian Association of Developmental Disability Medicine.
I teach in Phase 1 and 3 of UNSW Medicine's program