The CEMH's advisory board consist of international academics, ethicists, and advisors with lived experience that share our mission. The role of our advisors is to provide our team with critical feedback, advice and recommendations in our approach to research.
Emeritus Professor Allen Frances
Allen was the Chair of the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-IV Task Force. He was chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, and is now Professor Emeritus there. Allen is the author of Saving Normal and Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis. Worried by the direction of the draft DSM-5, Allen became an outspoken critic and prolific blogger, with articles in Psychology Today, Psychiatric Times, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times.
Professor Peter C Gøtzsche
Peter is founder and director of The Nordic Cochrane Centre. He is a specialist in internal medicine; worked with clinical trials and regulatory affairs in the drug industry 1975-1983, and at hospitals in Copenhagen 1984-95. He cofounded The Cochrane Collaboration in 1993. He became professor of Clinical Research Design and Analysis in 2010 at the University of Copenhagen and is a member of several groups publishing guidelines for good reporting of research. Peter has published more than 70 papers in "the big five" (BMJ, Lancet, JAMA, Ann Intern Med and N Engl J Med) and his scientific works have been cited over 15,000 times. He is author of Deadly medicines and organised crime: How big pharma has corrupted health care, Mammography Screening: truth, lies and controversy, and Rational Diagnosis and Treatment. Evidence-Based Clinical Decision-Making.
Professor Carmen Lawrence
After training as a research psychologist at the University of Western Australia and lecturing in a number of Australian universities, Dr Lawrence entered politics in 1986, serving at both State and Federal levels for 21 years. She was WA Minister for Education and Aboriginal affairs and was the first woman Premier and Treasurer of a State government. She shifted to Federal politics in 1994 when she was elected as the Member for Fremantle and was appointed Minister for Health and Human Services and Minister assisting the Prime Minister on the Status of Women. She has held various portfolios in Opposition, including Indigenous Affairs, Environment, Industry and Innovation and was elected national President of the Labor Party in 2004. She retired from politics in 2007. She is now Director of the Centre for the Study of Social Change in the School of Psychology at the University of Western Australia and Chair of the Australian Heritage Council.
Senior Research Fellow Ray Moynihan
Ray Moynihan is an internationally respected academic researcher, journalist and author. His critically acclaimed 2005 book Selling Sickness: how the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies are turning us all into patients, was translated into 12 languages. Currently a Senior Research Fellow at Bond University's Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Ray has worked across radio, print, television and on-line, with time at ABC Four Corners and the Australian Financial Review. A former Harkness Fellow based at Harvard University, his academic research and commentary has been published in the NEJM, Lancet, PLOS Medicine, MJA and The BMJ, where he is currently a columnist.
Dr Kate Richards
Kate Richards is a Melbourne writer of fiction, narrative non-fiction and poetry. She has a Diploma of Writing and Editing from RMIT and an MBBS(Hons) from Monash University. Kate is the author of Madness: a memoir published by Penguin, which won the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Non-fiction Prize 2014 and the Nita B Kibble Awards - first book award 2014. It was shortlisted for Biography of the Year ABIA Awards 2014 and the QLA University of Queensland Non-fiction Book Award 2013. Kate is also the author of the essay, Is there no place for me? Making Sense of Madness published as a Penguin Special and shortlisted for the 2014 Australian Human Rights Award for Literature. Kate is an advocate for living well with disability and long-term illness.
Professor Wendy Rogers
Wendy is Professor of Clinical Ethics in the Philosophy Department and the Australian School of Advanced Medicine at Macquarie University, and Deputy Director of the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics. She currently holds an ARC Future Fellowship on defining disease and the ethical issues raised by overdiagnosis. She has a longstanding interest in research ethics including treatment of vulnerable populations, agenda setting and justice in research, conflicts of interest, and research ethics guidelines. Her publications include (co-authored) Practical Ethics for General Practice and (co-edited) Vulnerability as well as numerous papers in bioethics, philosophy and medical journals. She is a current member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee and co-chair of the NSW Ministry of Health Clinical Ethics Advisory Panel.
Professor Sami Timimi
Sami is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Director of Medical Education in the National Health Service in Lincolnshire and a Visiting Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Lincoln, UK. He writes from a critical psychiatry perspective on topics relating to mental health and childhood and has published over a hundred articles and tens of chapters on many subjects including childhood, psychotherapy, behavioural disorders and cross-cultural psychiatry. He has authored 4 books including Naughty Boys: Anti-Social Behaviour, ADHD and the Role of Culture, co-edited 3 books including, with Carl Cohen, Libratory Psychiatry: Philosophy, Politics and Mental Health, and co-authored 2 others including, with Neil Gardiner and Brian McCabe, The Myth of Autism: Medicalising Men's and Boys' Social and Emotional Competence.