Professor Ross Young is new executive dean of QUT Faculty of Health
QUT has appointed Professor Ross Young executive dean of the Faculty of Health
Professor Young played a key role in the growth and development of QUT's world-class health research centre, the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation as its Executive Director from 2006 to 2012.
At IHBI Professor Young skilfully nurtured and promoted excellence in interdisciplinary research with some 700 researchers in chemical and biological sciences as well as population, social and clinical sciences.
A clinical psychologist with a research background in integrating genetic and environmental risks for mental illness and treatment and prevention of substance misuse, Professor Young joined QUT in 2003 as head of the School of Psychology and Counselling.
He was previously director of the Behaviour Research and Therapy Centre (Psychiatry) at the University of Queensland where he was a senior lecturer in clinical psychology.
Professor Young has maintained a practice as a visiting clinical psychologist at Princess Alexandra Hospital's Alcohol and Drug Assessment Unit since 1992 and has also been an honorary research fellow at the Alcohol Research Center of the Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles.
His research has attracted more than $12 million, and Professor Young has published more than 150 refereed journal articles and book chapters, matched by a similar number of conference papers and presentations including international and national keynote addresses.