Dr Eóin Killackey is an Australian pioneer in the development of treatments for first episode psychosis, particularly among adolescents. His 2011 Deakin Alumni of the Year Award for outstanding service and achievement in his profession was in recognition of his distinguished contribution to research, particularly in the field of mental health.
Career path and highlights
Dr Killackey is currently an Associate Director of Research, Head of Functional Recovery Research and Professor of Functional Recovery in Youth Mental Health at Orygen. Orygen is the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne.
He has published dozens of articles, is a reviewer for several psychology journals and has worked with various grant councils. Dr Killackey has obtained more than $12 million in research funding and has served on Victorian Government advisory committees relating to mental health.
He established the International First Episode Vocational Recovery Group and sits on the SuperFriend and Mind Steering Committees. He was awarded the Schering Plough Organon Medal for best Psychiatric Researcher under 35 by the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research in 2008.