Mr Patrick Hawker

Mr Patrick Hawker

Casual Academic

B.Sc (Hons 1), AFHEA

Medicine & Health
School of Biomedical Sciences

Patrick is an early-career researcher and PhD candidate in the Discipline of Psychiatry & Mental health. He completed an undergraduate science (honours) degree in pharmacology and psychology at UNSW in 2022. Patrick is a passionate educator and Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), holding a casual academic position within the Department of Pharmacology. 

His research focuses on co-producing physical health support strategies for children and young people with developmental disabilities, conducted under Growing Minds Australia’s physical health flagship trial. Patrick's work is supported by Mindgardens Neuroscience Network’s ‘keeping the body in mind’ scholarship.

  • Journal articles | 2024
    Gerstl B; Ahinkorah BO; Nguyen TP; John JR; Hawker P; Winata T; Brice F; Bowden M; Eapen V, 2024, 'Evidence-based long term interventions targeting acute mental health presentations for children and adolescents: systematic review', Frontiers in Psychiatry, 15,
    Journal articles | 2024
    Hawker P; Zhang L; Liu L, 2024, 'Mas-related G protein-coupled receptors in gastrointestinal dysfunction and inflammatory bowel disease: A review', British Journal of Pharmacology, 181, pp. 2197 - 2211,
    Journal articles | 2023
    Hawker P; Bellamy J; McHugh C; Wong TY; Williams K; Wood A; Anderson V; Tonge BJ; Ward P; Sciberras E; Bellgrove MA; Silk T; Lin PI; Eapen V, 2023, 'Effectiveness of lifestyle interventions for improving the physical health of children and adolescents taking antipsychotic medications: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis', BMJ Open, 13,
  • Preprints | 2023
    Huda E; Hawker P; Cibralic S; John JR; Hussain A; Diaz AM; Eapen V, 2023, Screening Tools for Autism in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Paediatric Populations: A Systematic Review, ,

Disability Innovation Institute Seed Funding Grant, 2024

Mindgardens Neuroscience Network, 'Keeping the Body in Mind' PhD Scholarship, 2022

Research Training Plan (RTP) PhD Scholarship, 2022


D N Wade Pharmacology Award, for highest average mark across final year pharmacology major, 2020