David J. Castle

 
David J. Castle

 

Chair of Psychiatry, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne and The University of Melbourne.
Consultant Psychiatrist, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.
Clinical Professor, School of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of Western Australia.
Honorary Professor, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Cape Town.
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University.

 

David is Chair of Psychiatry at St Vincent’s Health and The University of Melbourne. His 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.


David has published widely in prestigious journals, including over 450 papers and chapters; and has co-authored or co-edited 20 books. His work is consistently highly cited. He has been successful in attracting substantial grant funding 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. He is on a number of advisory boards and editorial boards, and is a reviewer for over 30 national and international scientific journals.

 

David speaks regularly at local, national, and international scientific meetings about his research, and also teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He completed the Graduate Certificate in University Teaching from the University of Melbourne in 2011 and was elected 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.