Advancing our knowledge of PTSD in Defence Force Veterans
Sep 24, 2018
Professor Ross Young
Advancing our knowledge of PTSD in Defence Force Veterans

Professor Ross Young was appointed Executive Dean, Faculty of Health QUT in January 2013 following seven years as Executive Director, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), QUT.

Professor Young is a Clinical Psychologist and his research interests lie in the integration of psychological and biological risk factors in mental illness. His research includes work in substance misuse, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and more broadly in behavioural medicine. This includes work in pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine. Professor Young has over 250 published book chapters and papers in genetic, medical, psychiatric and psychological journals.  His work in post-traumatic stress disorder includes studies of risk factors, treatment outcomes and comorbidity with PTSD, such as substance abuse. This work has extended to other behaviours with compulsive elements, such as mobile phone use. Professor Young serves on several Queensland Boards related to mental health and medical research.