Child and Youth Mental Health Research Group

Led by the Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Professor Christel Middeldorp, the Child and Youth Mental Health Research Group aims to improve outcomes for families with children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders. The group hopes to achieve this by investigating risk and protective factors for the development and persistence of childhood and adolescent mental health symptoms, and through the development and evaluation of new treatment and prevention programs.

  • Claire McAllister

    Claire McAllister

    Psychiatry Registrar
    CYMHS Gender Clinic
  • Kathryn Eadie

    State-wide Service Evaluation and Research Coordinator
    Evolve Therapeutic Services State-wide, Enoggera
    Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS)
  • Olivia Donaghy

    Olivia Donaghy

    A/Statewide Gender Service Coordinator
    Child and Youth Mental Health Service
  • Elisabeth Hoehn

    Elisabeth Hoehn

    Medical Director
    Queensland Centre for Perinatal & Infant Mental Health
  • Stephen Stathis

    Medical Director
    Child and Youth Mental Health Service
  • Tania Withington

    Program Manager Eating Disorders
    Child and Youth Mental Health Service
  • Adrienne Irvine

    Adrienne Irvine

    Project Co-ordinator
    Queensland Centre for Perinatal & Infant Mental Health
  • Andrea Baldwin

    Andrea Baldwin

    Service Development Leader
    Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
  • Dr Anita Nepean-Hutchison

    Dr Anita Nepean-Hutchison

    Professional Development Co-ordinator
    Queensland Centre for Perinatal & Infant Mental Health
  • Cate Rawlinson

    Cate Rawlinson

    Service Development Leader
    Queensland Centre for Perinatal & Infant Mental Health
  • Naomi Kikkawa

    Naomi Kikkawa

    Telehealth Co-ordinator
    Queensland Centre for Perinatal & Infant Mental Health

Listed in alphabetical order. 

A collaborative research project carried out by The University of Queensland and Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam analysed more than 400,000 individuals to determine the genes behind these five psychiatric disorders.

UQ psychiatrist Professor Christel Middeldorp said several sets of genes marked all five disorders.​