James Scott

Associate Professor James Scott is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who works with the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research and the Metro North Mental Health Service. James leads a programme of clinical and epidemiological research in children and youth. 

The overarching aim of his research is to prevent mental and developmental disorders in children and to improve treatments for young people living with mental illness. He is a National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Practitioner Fellow, is Chair of the Binational RANZCP Youth Special Interest Group and editor of the Journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

He has co-authored over 160 peer publications, many in leading international journals and is an investigator and collaborator on local as well as global research projects.  His research has conclusively shown the harm to mental health and educational outcomes that is caused by bullying in schools. He was awarded the 2018 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Senior Research Award.

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