Who We Are

Associate Professor Roger Gurr


Clinical Director (psychiatrist) Headspace Early Psychosis, Western Sydney

Roger Gurr is the psychiatrist Clinical Director of the headspace Early Psychosis Youth Service, Western Sydney. He also holds a Conjoint Appointment in Psychiatry, Western Sydney University Faculty of Medicine. 

He is a founder and Board Chair of the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS). He is a founder of the Mental Health Services Conference Learning Network and Chairs its Mental Health Services Achievement Awards program. 

He has been involved in human rights activities through leadership roles in Amnesty International Australia and the Australian Human Rights Council. He is passionate about providing effective services for the identification, assessment and treatment of developmental trauma, as it is the greatest cause of personal, family, social and economic pain.

Roger’s extensive experience in the management of public and non-government mental health services has contributed to several innovative models of care, funding methodologies, and organisational designs. 

Roger was awarded the NSW Government Human Rights Medal in 2021.