Professor of Psychiatry and Chair of Schizophrenia Epidemiology at UNSW
Consultant Psychiatrist, St Vincent’s Hospital
Vaughan Carr graduated in medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1972 and received his training in psychiatry at the University of Rochester (1974-78) and Yale University (1978-80) in the USA.
He was appointed Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Newcastle in 1989 and Director, Hunter New England Mental Health Services from 1997 to 2005.
In 2004 Vaughan was appointed as Scientific Director of the Schizophrenia Research Institute and Chief Executive Officer in 2007, appointments he held until until 2015.
Vaughan is the recipient of several awards and is the lead investigator of a national schizophrenia research bio-bank and lead investigator on a population-based longitudinal study of children. He has over 220 publications in the areas of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress, mental health care delivery in general practice, child psychiatry, cognitive neuroscience, genetics, mental health service evaluation, epidemiology, alcohol and drug abuse, psychotherapy and health economics.