Arts and Health Australia

Keynote and pre-Conference Speakers

Professor David Ames Director, National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) and Professor of Ageing and Health, University of Melbourne, VIC

Adriane Boag Youth and Community Programs, Education, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT

Molly Carlile Consortium Manager, North and West Metropolitan Region, Palliative Care Consortium, Melbourne, VIC

Dr Gary Christenson Director, Boynton Mental Health Clinic and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

David Crosbie CEO, Mental Health Council of Australia

Sally Denman Administrator, Arts in Mental Health, Napa State Hospital, California, USA

Bruce Esplin Commissioner, Office of Emergency Services, Victorian State Government

Dr Anne Marie Freybourg Director, DRK Hospitals Art Programme, Berlin, Germany

Dr Jill Gordon Associate Professor at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney, founder of the Medical Humanities Association of Australia and New Zealand, and a GP specialising in psychotherapy

Professor Denise Grocke Head of Music Therapy and Director of the National Music Therapy Research Unit (NaMTRU), University of Melbourne

Alan Hopgood Award winning Melbourne playwright and actor and founder of Health Plays

Dr Eugen Koh Director of the Dax Centre, Chief Curator of the Cunningham Dax Collection, Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of Psychotherapy Training at S Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in Private Practice, and Artist.

Dr Hilton Koppe Medical Educator, North Coast GP Training, Lennox Head, NSW

Corbett Lyon Co-founder of the eminent Melbourne architecture firm Lyon and principal Conrad, Gargett Lyons, Brisbane

Carrie McGee Education and Public Access Programs, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Professor Patrick McGorry AO  Professor of Youth Mental Health University of Melbourne,  Executive Director Orygen Youth Health Research Centre and founding board member of headspace, National Youth Mental Health Foundation

Clive Parkinson Director, Arts for Health, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Mary Robson Associate for Arts in Health and Education, Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Durham, UK

Mike White Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Humanities and St. Chad's College, Durham University, UK and author Arts Development in Community Health: a social tonic

Naj Wikoff Emeritus President, Society for the Arts in Healthcare, Washington DC, USA

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