Vaughan Carr graduated in medicine from the University of Adelaide, Australia, in 1973 and trained in psychiatry at the University of Rochester (1974–1978) and Yale University (1978–1980) in the USA. After 8 years as an academic psychiatrist at the University of Adelaide, he was appointed as a Professor of psychiatry at the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 1989 and the Director of the Hunter Mental Health from 1997 to 2005. He was the Founding Director of the Hunter Institute of Mental Health in Newcastle from 1992 to 1997 and the President of the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research (ASPR) in 1997-1998. In 1999, he initiated and led the Centre for Mental Health Studies, a multidisciplinary organization for research, education, and service evaluation. In 2004, he was appointed as the Scientific Director of the Schizophrenia Research Institute in Sydney, Australia, and its Chief Executive Officer in 2007. In 2006, he was appointed as the Director of the University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health. His research has been recognized through the award of the ASPR Organon Research Award (1987), the ASPR Novartis Oration (2003), and the ASPR Founders’ Medal (2006). He is currently the Lead Chief Investigator of the Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank, a nationwide facility for genetic epidemiology. His research interests in schizophrenia include epidemiology, cognitive neuroscience, substance abuse, and therapeutics. He has also published on depression, psychotherapy, posttraumatic stress, child psychiatry, health economics, primary care, and service evaluation. In 2009, he was appointed as a Professor of schizophrenia epidemiology and population health at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Biography Updated on 12 October 2009