Scientific committee

Conference convenors

Professor Sally Chan

Leading the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Sally is a global nurse academic of more than 20 years whose sustained research agenda has made a recognised impact on nursing education, mental healthcare policy and service delivery across Asia.

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Dr Frances Kay-Lambkin

Dr Frances Kay-Lambkin has worked in a clinical research capacity with people experiencing psychotic disorders, depression, personality disorders, and alcohol/other drug use problems, with specific experience in the use of cognitive behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques among people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol/other drug problems.

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Scientific Committee

Professor Alan Brichta

Professor Alan Brichta's primary research interest is balance and the vestibular system.  His recent research has focused on the efferent branch of the vestibular system – the pathway by which the brain can modulate inner ear sensitivity.

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Professor Kendall Ho

Dr. Kendall Ho is a practicing emergency medicine specialist and lead, Digital Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ho’s academic and research interests fall into the domain of technology enabled knowledge translation (TEKT) – the use of information technologies to accelerate the incorporation of latest health evidence into routine practice.

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Dr Roger Ho

Dr Roger Ho is a Consultant at the Depressive Disorder Clinic and General Adult Psychiatry, with broad clinical, teaching and research responsibilities. He is also an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

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Professor Brian Kelly

Professor Brian Kelly believes mental illness is not the sole domain of psychiatrists and psychologists but the responsibility of many in the health system.

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Professor Kichu Nair

Professor Nair is internationally recognised as driving the evolution of professional development and advancing the study of geriatrics and medical education. He has led innovative initiatives that have changed the way aged care is delivered in the Hunter Region

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Professor David Perkins

David Perkins is the Director of the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health.  David brings to this role extensive leadership experience and a strong research record in primary care systems in rural and remote settings with a particular interest in mental health services.

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Dr Melvyn Zhang

Dr. Melvyn Zhang Weibin is a ST-5 / Registrar with the National HealthGroup (Singapore) Psychiatry Residency program. He has a keen interest in information technology and coupled with his passion in Mental Health, he has been a strong advocate of using technology to enhance mental health’s education, research and treatment.

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Hunter New England HealthCentre for Rural and Remote Mental HealthNational University of SingaporeHMRIeCAREUniversity of British Columbia