Professor Eóin Killackey is Associate Director, Research and Head of the Functional Recovery Research program at Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne. He will be visiting the University of Birmingham as an Institute of Advanced Studies Distinguished Visiting Fellow in April 2016, hosted by Professor Stephen Wood.
Professor Killackey is widely known for his research in helping young people with mental illness recover well, with a particular focus on physical and vocational outcomes. As part of his visit, he will develop already existing collaborations with Professor Wood concerning the role of social cognition in maximising the success of vocational interventions. Furthermore, he will explore new possibilities around physical health with clinical-facing colleagues at the University of Birmingham.
For further information regarding Professor Killackey's visit as an IAS Distinguished Visiting Fellow please contact Sue Gilligan.