The Royal Society of New South Wales Southern Highlands

The Royal Society of New South Wales is the oldest learned society in the Southern Hemisphere, tracing its origin to the Philosophical Society of Australasia, founded in Sydney in 1821.

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Next Lecture

May 2021

Mental Health

The talk will cover key symptoms of burnout, its history, prevalence, personal and financial impact, causes and best management models.

Lecture by
Professor Gordon Parker
Professor GordonParker AO is Scientia Professor of Psychiatry, UNSW, was Founder of the BlackDog Institute and its initial Executive Director, Head of the School ofPsychiatry at UNSW and Director of the Division of Psychiatry at Prince of WalesHospital. His positions with the RoyalAustralian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists include being Editor of itsJournal. Positions with legalorganisations include the NSW Guardianship Board and the NSW AdministrativeAppeals Tribunal. In 2004 he received aCitation Laureate as the Australian Scientist most highly cited in‘Psychiatry/Psychology’. In 2018 he received the prestigious James Cook Medalfrom the Royal Society of New South Wales, and was recipient of the 2020Australian Mental Health Prize. Hisresearch has focussed on the mood disorders. He has published 23 books and over1,000 scientific reports.His first of fiction was publishedin 1966 and his latest novel (“In Two Minds”) in 2017. In the 60’s, he wrotefor The Mavis Bramston Show and OZ Magazine, was an ABC Science broadcaster, abook reviewer for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian, and in 2004 hada play (“Personality Games”) produced by La Mama in Melbourne. Hisautobiography “A Piece of My Mind: A Psychiatrist on the Couch” was publishedin 2012. His co-authored book on Burnoutwill be published on July 1 2021
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