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Professor Richard Bryant in conversation with Paul Ramadge

Professor Richard Bryant in conversation with Paul Ramadge

Wednesday, January 13, 2021


Scientia Professor Richard Bryant AC FASSA FAA FAHMS

As part of a new series of talks with leaders in the PLuS Alliance, Professor Richard Bryant Scientia Professor of Psychology at UNSW Sydney and a global leader in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is in conversation with Paul Ramadge, Managing Director of the PLuS Alliance. They discuss the study of PTSD as an academic discipline, COVID-19 interventions and the role of universities at this crucial time, with the escalation in mental health problems on a global scale.

Professor Bryant was recently awarded the James Cook Medal, the Royal Society’s highest honour. He is recognised for his advances in the diagnosis, treatment and identification of post-traumatic psychopathology.

The 2020 James Cook Medal acknowledges Prof. Bryant’s work in challenging the pre-existing notions of acute psychological response to trauma. His research has identified the core biological and psychological factors that occur after trauma and that influence the long-term trajectories of mental health.

Professor Bryant’s research has led to major policy and practice shifts internationally in relation to how trauma survivors are managed.

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