Who We Are

Professor Alan Rosen


Chair, Transforming Australia’s Mental Health Service Systems (TAMHSS)
Professorial Fellow, Illawarra Institute of Mental Health, University of Wollongong,
Clinical Associate Professor, Brain & Mind Centre, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney

Alan Rosen is a Community Psychiatrist and on the Professorial staff of the University of Wollongong and University of Sydney. He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Fellow of the Royal ANZ College of Psychiatrists and Board Director of The Mental Health Services [TheMHS] Learning Network/Conferences.

He is the Author or co-author of more than 160 academic articles and chapters, including mental health impact of drought, pandemic and other climate change crises on and practical responses of Indigenous communities.

Professor Rosen was the Inaugural Deputy Commissioner of the Mental Health Commission of NSW 2012-2015 and was awarded an Officer of Order of Australia in 2014 for distinguished service to medicine in the field of mental health as a psychiatrist and clinician, to national health service reform, and to professional organisation.

He has been a psychiatrist serving Aboriginal communities in a remote region of New South Wales for more than 35 years and sits on the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrist Torres Strait Islander Committee.

Professor Rosen was a Member of the Advisory Panel, Mental Health Reform Victoria [2021-2022]. He was a Visiting Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Far West Local Health District Mental Health Service in NSW and a Research Psychiatrist with the Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle.

He was a keynote speaker at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco in 2019 and the World Psychiatric Association Congress in Berlin 2017 and in Lisbon, 2019.

Professor Rosen received the lan Simpson Award, Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 1994, and the Margery Johnston Award, Association of Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill in 1989.

He was a leading co-author of the Life Skills Profile, 1988, the Area Integrated Mental Health Service (AIMHS) Standards 1993 , 1995 and the National Mental Health Standards 1997;

Alan was the Chair of the National Clinical Reference Group for the Australian Mental Health Classification and Casemix Service Costs Study, 1997-8 and Chair, Early Intervention in Psychosis Steering Group, NSW Department of Health. 1997- 2004.