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Professor Graham Martin
Professor Graham Martin is Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Queensland, and Clinical Director of RCH Health Service District Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) (2001 to date).

He works as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with skills in individual and family therapy, and his research interests are in Early Intervention and Promotion of Mental Health with special reference to prevention of suicide in young people.



Professor Gordon Parker
Professor Gordon Parker is a professor of Psychiatry at the University of NSW, specialising in research into mental health.

He is the executive director of the Black Dog Institute, an organisation based at the Prince of Wales Hospital that focuses on the treatment of mood disorders, in particular clinical depression and bipolar disorder. 



Dr Darcy SmithDr Darcy Smith has been a GP Supervisor since 1994 and has worked predominantly in general practices in Albany and Kalgoorlie, as well as a variety of positions in the Health Department of WA.

His key interests are in mental health (Chair of National GP Mental Health Standards Collaboration), obstetrics, blood borne viruses, palliative and aged care and emergency medicine.



Les Posen

Les Posen is a Clinical Psychologist in solo practice in Caulfield Victoria. Specialising anxiety and its treatment, he utilises technologies such as biofeedback and Virtual Reality environments to simulate feared situations for his patients.

He has also a long history of teaching health professionals how to best understand and employ technologies, including social media, in their practices. 



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