Professor of Psychiatry
Executive Director, Brain & Mind Research Institute
The University of Sydney
From 2000 to 2003, Professor Hickie was CEO of beyondblue: the national depression initiative, and from 2003 to 2006 served as its Clinical Advisor. In 2003, Professor Hickie was appointed as the Executive Director of the Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI). From 2008 to 2013, he was one of the first round of new NHMRC 2008 Australian Fellows and was appointed to the Federal Health Minister’s National Advisory Council on Mental Health and then, in 2010 to 2011, the Federal Ministers Mental Health Expert Advisory Group. From 2012, Professor Hickie has been appointed as a Commissioner in the new National Mental Health Commission to oversee enhanced accountability for mental health reform in Australia.