Prof David Castle

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Professor David Castle is currently Chair of Psychiatry at St Vincent’s Health and The University of Melbourne. He is a former MRC Research Scholar at the South African Institute for Medical Research, MRC Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (where he gained an MSc in epidemiology), and has trained both in clinical research and psychiatry at London’s prestigious Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry. David’s clinical and research interests include schizophrenia and related disorders, cannabis abuse and bipolar disorder. He has a particular interest in the interface between body and mind, and is actively engaged in programmes addressing the physical health of the mentally ill and the mental health of the physically ill. He is also pursuing his work on OCD spectrum disorders, notably body dysmorphic disorder, in which he is a recognised international expert. He has been successful in attracting substantial grant funding (nearly $30,000,000 in the last 10 years) from a variety of different sources, and has strong local, national, and international research links. He has received a number of awards for his work, most recently the Senior Research Award from the Royal ANZ College of Psychiatrists. David’s track record demonstrates a capacity to disseminate research findings to the scientific, academic and clinical communities. As of December 2013, he had published over 450 articles and book chapters; and produced 20 books, aimed at clinical, academic and lay audiences. His book, ‘Marijuana and Madness’ (co-edited with Prof Sir Robin Murray, UK) was the British Medical Association’s Mental Health Book of the Year in 2005; it is now in its 2nd edition. His work is highly cited (as of December 2013, his googlescholar h-index was 45 and i-10 index 145). He is on a number of advisory boards and editorial boards, and is a reviewer for over 30 national and international scientific journals. He also shows a strong commitment to feeding back information to the populations he studies and is regularly invited to present at local, national and international scientific meetings: he has been an invited speaker on some 350 occasions. David’s strong commitment to teaching is reflected in his completion of the Graduate Certificate in University Teaching from the University of Melbourne in 2011 and his election as a Fellow of the Melbourne Medical School Academy of Clinical teachers, in 2013. He is currently Chair of the Victorian Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. His broader interests include music, literature, theatre and art: he is currently undertaking a Diploma course in the History of Art.

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