APC 2023 Prof Alison Yung
11th September – 13 September 2023
Tuesday 12th September
Plenary 5: Frameworks of prevention
Professor Alison Yung is a NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Consultant Psychiatrist and Professor at the Deakin University’s Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation.
Alison has been researching the early stages of psychotic disorder since 1994 and is acknowledged internationally as an authority in early psychosis.
She established a specialized research-clinical service, the PACE Clinic, that manages young people at risk of developing a psychotic illness. The instrument she created to assess risk for psychosis, the Comprehensive Assessment of At Risk Mental States (CAARMS) has been translated into 18 languages and is used throughout the world, both for clinical and research purposes.
She is also interested in exercise as an intervention for mental illnesses and in improving the physical health of people with mental disorders.
In 2014 and 2015 Alison was named as “one of the world’s most influential scientific minds” by Thomson Reuters. From 2015- 2020, she was selected by Clarivate Analytics as a Highly Cited Researcher.