Professor Brett McDermott

Brett McDermott is an Australian medical graduate who trained in Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the UK and Sydney. Academic appointments include Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Tasmania, By-Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge University, Adjunct Professor at James Cook University and Professorial Fellow at Mater Research. From 2002-2014 Professor McDermott was the Executive Director of the Mater Child and Youth Mental Health Service (Brisbane) and from 2006-2016 was a Board Director of beyondblue: the National Depression Initiative. He has served on numerous state and federal expert groups, guideline development initiatives and inquiries. His current appointment is Specialty Director Tasmania CAMHS. Professor McDermott has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals. Clinical and research interests include PTSD and disaster medicine, and CAMHS service development and evaluation.