Director of Developmental Neurobiology
Professor John McGrath . M.B.B.S. MD Ph.D. FRANZCP (Psychiatry)
John McGrath is a graduate in medicine and psychiatry from the University of Queensland . After graduation he worked as a community-based psychiatrist moving into full-time research in 1990 when he became Research Director, Queensland Centre for Schizophrenia Research (QCSR, now QCMHR). This multi-disciplinary research group investigates the genetic and non-genetic causes of schizophrenia, and conducts research to inform National and State mental health policies and mental health services.
In 2002 he completed his term as Director QCMHR, and is now Director of its research programs in Developmental Neurobiology and in Epidemiology.
John is a Professor with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Queensland , is an adjunct Professor with the School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences, Griffith University .
He has won several national and international awards including the Premier's Award for Medical Research in 2002. In 2003 he was honoured with a Centenary Medal for 'distinguished contribution to mental health research'. In 2003 he was awarded a Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowship to support his collaborative studies. He is on the editorial boards of several international journals. Over the last 10 years he has published over 100 papers, books and book chapters.
Research interests include risk-factor epidemiology, the primary prevention of schizophrenia, and the neurobiology of schizophrenia.