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Prof. Alison R. Yung

Alison R. Yung psychiatrist United kingdom Controversias Psiquiatry Barcelona
University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Talk At risk mental states
Date Friday, April 20th, 2018
Time 14:30 to 15:15
Table Complexities in Psychiatry: psychosis and bipolar disorders


Alison Yung is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

After graduating from The University of Melbourne in 1986, she trained in psychiatry, and has been involved in early psychosis, in both clinical and research fields, since 1993. In 1994, she established the Personal Assessment and Crisis Evaluation (PACE) Clinic, a clinical and research centre that manages young people at incipient risk of developing psychosis. This was the first clinic of its type in the world.

Prior to moving to the UK in 2012, she was a Professor and Consultant Psychiatrist at Orygen Research Centre and the Centre for Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, and an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow. She was Head of the Psychosis Research at Orygen.

Professor Yung received the Lilly Oration Award for prominence in psychiatric research in 2009, and the Richard J Wyatt Award in 2010, for exceptional contributions to the area of early intervention in psychosis. In 2014 and 2016 she was named as one of the “world’s most influential scientific minds” by Thomson Reuters.