Congratulations to Prof Alan Rosen AO

By June 10, 2014 No Comments

Alan RosenTheMHS would like to offer our congratulations to long standing committee member Professor Alan Rosen AO.

Professor Rosen has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to medicine in the field of mental health as a psychiatrist and clinician, to national health service reform, and to professional organisations.

Professor Rosen has been involved with TheMHS since 1991 as a founding committee member. He has presented at the TheMHS Conferences and Summer Forums on a wide variety of topics since its inception.


About Professor Rosen:

  • Professorial Fellow at the School of Public Health, Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences, University of Wollongong.
  • Clinical Associate Professor,Brain & Mind Research Institute, Sydney Medical School / Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney,
  • Deputy Commissioner for Mental Health Commission of New South Wales,
  • Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Far West Local Health Network, New South Wales,
  • Research Psychiatrist, Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle,
  • Secretary, Comprehensive Area Service Psychiatrists’ (CASP) Network.
  • Member Management Committee, TheMHS Learning Network Inc. 


Alan has close to 30 years of experience as a Senior Specialist Psychiatrist, Service Director, and then Director of Clinical Services of the Royal North Shore Hospital and Community Mental Health Services. In March 2013, he was appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Mental Health Commission of New South Wales.

He has reviewed mental health services for governments and administrations in 5 Australian states and the ACT. He has been invited speaker and/or performed consultancies on service development in several Australian states and territories, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, USA, Canada, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Argentina, Spain and New Zealand.

He is the author or co author of more than 120 published and submitted journal articles or chapters on studies of 24 hour community based alternatives to acute and long term inpatient care, rehabilitation and recovery, assertive case management and integrated mental health service systems; more inclusive interdisciplinary mental health teams, including peer workers, early intervention in psychosis; psychiatric stigma; dual disorders, deinstitutionalization, consumer issues, family interventions, Aboriginal, developing country, rural and remote mental health, cultural influences on mental health service systems, qualitative and quantitative outcome measures, recovery measurement, impaired doctors, research and evaluation in mental health, service standards, the National Mental Health Strategy, Global community psychiatry, Human Rights of individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses, international comparisons between Mental Health Commissions, and the history of Australian Psychiatry.