Alexander McFarlane

Professor Alexander McFarlane

Director

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Professor (Alexander) Sandy McFarlane AO
Director CTSS
MBBS (Hons), MD, Dip. Psychother, FRANZCP

Currently the Director of The University of Adelaide's Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies, Professor McFarlane's area of particular specialty has been the effects of traumatic stress and is an international expert in the field of the impact of disasters and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

His research has focused on the epidemiology and longitudinal course of PTSD as well as the neuroimaging of the cognitive deficits in this disorder. He has published over 250 articles and chapters in various refereed journals and has co-edited three books.

In the medico-legal arena he has long standing experience, including writing a report for the United Nations about the Compensation Commission for the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait and has also been engaged by the Ministry of Defence in the United Kingdom in the matters relating to the Falkland Island, Gulf War and Northern Ireland Veterans. Professor McFarlane has acted as special advisor to the Department of Veterans' Affairs, including the Scientific Advisory committee examining the health and psychological status of Gulf War Veterans. A Past President of both the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and a recipient of the Robert Laufer Award for outstanding scientific achievement in the field of traumatic stress. In 2008, I was awarded the Organon Senior Research Award of the RANZCP for the most outstanding contribution to psychiatric research in the last five years. Also the recipient of the Founders' Medal of the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research awarded to individuals who have made a contribution of significance to psychiatric research over their entire career.

In 2011, Professor McFarlane received the Officer of the Order of Australia Award in the Australia Day Honours List. The award recognises outstanding contributions to medical research in the field of psychiatry, particularly posttraumatic stress disorders, to veterans’ mental health management, and as an author.

In 2012, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies.  This award recognises years of service and leadership in the field of traumatic stress. 

In 2016, Professor McFarlane became one of the three Australians to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Psychiatry in recognition of his contributions to the field of traumatic stress.

My research has focused on the epidemiology and longitudinal course of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in relation to military personnel, emergency service personnel, disaster victims and other civilian accidents from a range of perspectives, including the longitudinal course, neurobiology and treatment outcomes.  My research has also focused on the neuroimaging of the cognitive deficits in this disorder, together with the impact of traumatic stress on working memory and affect processing.  

I established the MILHOP research program which is investigating the physical and mental health of all Australian veterans  and serving members who have deployed to the Middle East area of Operations and was the Principal investigator of an epidemiological study of the mental health of the entire Australian Defence Force.  I have been able to take on senior coordinating roles because I have significant responsibilities within the Australian Defence Force as an advisor and also as a senior advisor to the Department of Veterans' Affairs.  I am currently an investigator of a major follow-up study of all recently discharged members of the Australian Defence Force from 2010 to 2015.

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2011 Department Head University of Adelaide
    2005 - 2011 Head of Adelaide Node of the Centre for Military and Veterans Health University of Adelaide
    2005 Clinical Professor University of Queensland
    2004 - 2012 Clinical Professor University of Queensland
    2001 - 2011 Director for the Centre for Military&Veterans Health and Senior Psychiatric Adviser Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
    2000 Senior Adviser to Director General Defence Health Service Branch on Mental Health
    2000 Chief Advisor in Psychiatry Department of Veterans' Affairs
    1991 Clinical Professor Flinders University
    1990 Professor of Psychiatry University of Adelaide
    1990 Senior Visiting Medical Specialist Royal Adelaide Hospital
    1990 - 2005 Senior Visiting Medical Specialist Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1990 - 2000 Senior Visiting Medical Specialist Flinders Medical Centre
    1985 - 2005 Head of Department University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1990 University of Adelaide Australia M.D.
    1985 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia F.R.A.N.Z.C.P.
    1983 University of Adelaide Australia Diploma of Psychotherapy
    1980 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia M.R.A.N.Z.C.P.
    1976 University of Adelaide Australia M.B., B.S. with Hons
  • Research Interests

Project/ No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
Determinants of Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Brooks, P and McFarlane, A C South Australian Rheumatism Association  $2,000.00
Firefighters in the Ash Wednesday Fires: A Study of Psychological Morbidity and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders. McFarlane, A C Flinders Medical Centre Research Foundation $7,950.00
Firefighters in the Ash Wednesday Fires: A Study of Psychological Morbidity and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders. McFarlane, A C S.A. Great South Australian Country Fires Services Training and Research Foundation $3,958.00
The Psychological Morbidity in Primary School Children following the Ash Wednesday Fires. McFarlane, A C Channel 10 Medical Research Foundation of South Australia $2,507.00
Determinants of Disability in Chronic Arthritis: 1985. Brooks, P M and McFarlane A C National Health and Medical Research Council Grant $10,000.00
Long-term Outcome of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Following Treatment: 1986. McFarlane A C The Flinders University of South Australia Research Budget Grant $1,984.00
A Longitudinal Study of Posttraumatic Stress Disorders: 1986. McFarlane, A C The Flinders University of South Australia Research Budget Grant $1,600.00
Determinants of Disability in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis: 1986 - 1988. Brooks, P M and McFarlane, A C National Health and Medical Research Council $75,765.00
Long Term Outcome of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Following Treatment: 1987 - 1988. McFarlane, A C and Kalucy, R S National Health and Medical Research Council $75,442.70
The Attention Process in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: 1988. McFarlane, A C The Flinders University of South Australia, University Research Budget $1200.00
The Clinical Usefulness of the International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps in General Psychiatric Patients: 189 - 1991. McFarlane, A C National Health and Medical Research Council $156,185.06
Effect of Psychological Treatment on Disease and Disability in Arthritis: 1990 - 1992. McFarlane, A C and Brooks, P M National Health and Medical Research Council $210,000.00
The Role of Disturbed Selective Attention in Anxiety Disorders: 1990 - 1992. McFarlane, A C and Clark C R.  National Health and Medical Research Council $114,455.37
Prevalence of Mental Illness and Needs in the Riverland: 1990 - 1992. McFarlane, A C and Clayer, J R Research and Development Grants Advisory Committee $215,367.00
Early Distress Response as a Predictor of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Trauma Victims: 1993 - 1995. McFarlane, A C National Health and Medical Research Council $159,168.00
Project from University Research Grants. McFarlane A C The University of Adelaide $43,740.00
B1 Research Grant. McFarlane A C The University of Adelaide $6,000.00
B3 Research Grant. McFarlane A C The University of Adelaide $5,200.00
Stimulus Processing in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder by ANN Analysis of ERP Patterns: 1994 -1996. McFarlane, A C and Clark, C R National Health and Medical Research Council $174,000.00
B1 Research Grant: 1997. McFarlane A C The University of Adelaide $10,000.00
A study of drug (Fluoxetine) vs cognitive behavioural therapy in the treatment of PTSD: 1996 -1999. McFarlane, A C National Health and Medical Research Council $264,010.00

The Relationship between HPA function in acute stress and the development of PTSD: 1998 - 2000.

McFarlane, A C Department of Veterans Affairs $244,334.00

A study of cerebral benzodiazepine receptors in posttraumatic stress disorder: 1998 - 2000.

McFarlane, A C

Department of Veterans Affairs

$259,686.00
Study of the cerebral dynamics of central executive function in PTSD, using fMRI and ERPs: 1998 - 2000. McFarlane, A C National Health and Medical Research Council $162,105.00
Adult Consequences of Childhood Exposure to Psychological Trauma: 2002 - 2004. McFarlane, A C National Health and Medical Research Council $290,000.00
Donepezil Study: 2002. McFarlane, A C Pfizer Pty. Ltd

$26,004.00

Separations from the Royal Australian Navy 1991-2001: Information from the Gulf War Veterans Health Study. McFarlane, A C Department of Defence $20,000.00
Post Traumatic Mental Health: Enhancing Resilience and recovery: 2004 - 2006. McFarlane, A C National Health and Medical Research Council $735,490.00
Follow up of the Port Pirie lead cohort into adulthood study: 2007-2009 McFarlane, A C National Health and Medical Research Council $565,650.00

Risk factors and symptom patterns associated with PTSD in Australian Gulf War veterans: Subgroup analysis and development of brief screening tests: 2007.

McFarlane, A C PTSD Dunlop Foundation $19,342.00
Middle East Area of Operations - Health Prospective Study: 2007 - 2013 / Deployment Health Surveillance Program: 2008 - 2012. McFarlane A C Department of Defence $11,421,000.00
Gulf War Study Follow up: 2010 1st Quarter. McFarlane A C Department of Defence $125,336.00
Adult Outcomes of Childhood Burn Injury: 2010 McFarlane AC, Van Hooff M, Sparnon A, Burns SA Grant $53,000.00
Posttraumatic Mental Health: Advancing Understanding of Diagnosis, Treatment and Mechanisms: 2010 - 2014. McFarlane A C National Health and Medical Research Council $7,500,000.00
Middle East Area of Operations - Health and Wellbeing Survey: Phase 1: 2009 - 2010. McFarlane AC, Van Hooff M, Department of Defence $912,473.00
Middle East Area of Operations - Health and Wellbeing Survey: Phase 2: 2010 - 2011. McFarlane A Van Hooff M, Department of Defence $2,058,258.00
Middle East Area of Operations - Health and Wellbeing Survey: Phase 3: 2011 - 2012. McFarlane AC, Van Hooff M, Department of Defence $529,839.84
Enhancing mental health in Aboriginal people: Reducing violence   and developing Resilience: 2007 - 2010. McFarlane, AC NHMRC $1,650,000.00
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Literary Review: 2011. McFarlane, AC Department of Veterans'         Affairs $75,000.00
A prospective study of the impact and the number and type of head injuries during deployment on neurocognitive functioning and symptomatic outcomes in Australian troops: 2012. McFarlane AC, Bryant R, Davy C, Van Hooff M, Defence Health Foundation Grant for Medical Research: Booster Grant $96,042.00
ADF Mental Health Prevalence and Wellbeing Study: Detailed analysis: 2012 - 2013. McFarlane AC, Van Hooff M, Department of Defence $318,764.00
ADF Mental Health Prevalence and Wellbeing Study: 2012 - 2014. McFarlane, AC, Van Hooff M, Department of  Defence $455,000.00
Mothers in the Middle East Area of Operations: 2013 - 2014. Lawrence-Wood E Department of Veterans' Affairs $168,000.00
Improving the Resilience, Health and Wellbeing of Australian Firefighters: An Epidemiological Study of the Metropolitan Fire Service of South Australia: 2014- 2015. McFarlane AC, Van Hooff M, Bryant R, Sim M, National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership Grant $472,000.00
Transition and Wellbeing Research Program: 2014 - 2017.

Van Hoof M,       McFarlane AC

Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Department of Defence

$3,150,000.00

Military Outcomes Program (MilHOP): Detailed analysis: 2014. Van Hooff M, McFarlane AC, Searle A Lawrence-Wood E, Department of Defence $144,881.00
Translating Science into Better Posttraumatic Health: 2015 - 2019. McFarlane, A C NHMRC Program Grant

$12,500,00

Understanding the health and wellbeing of Australia's first responders: 2016. Van Hooff M, Searle A, McFarlane AC, Lawrence-Wood E, Grace B, The Repat Foundation Inc. Grants for Medical Research $50,000.00
Date Course
1991-present       
1980-1990 Individual and group supervision of Trainee Psychiatrists at the Flinders Medical Centre
1982-1987 Representative on the Post-graduate Training in Psychiatry Committee at The Flinders University of South Australia
1991-1994 Hillcrest Hospital representative on the Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry Committee
1982-2006 Participation in the South Australian Psychiatry Training Committee’s Teaching Program
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Impact of Deployment on Respiratory Function of Contemporary Australian Veterans Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Full Time Mrs Honey Ighani
    2017 Co-Supervisor Longitudinal Examination of Lethal and New-Lethal Suicidal Behaviour in Serving and Ex-Serving Australian Defence Force Personnel Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Nicole Louise Sadler
    2017 Co-Supervisor Development and Evaluation of a Peer-Led Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Skills Program for Current and Ex-Serving Military and Emergency Services personnel Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jonathan Paul Lane
    2016 Principal Supervisor An Investigation of the childhood determinants of mental health in the military. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Rebecca Sheriff
    2015 Principal Supervisor Neurocognitive and Neurobiological Profiles of Elite Military Forces Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Andy Lawrence
    2011 Principal Supervisor The Effects of High Operational Tempo and Sustained Combat Operations in Special Forces Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Neanne Edwina Bennett
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Identity and veteran health: considerations of context, culture, and change Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time CAPT Paula Anne Dabovich
    2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor The Relationship between Trauma Exposure, Somatic Symptoms and Mental Health in Australian Defence Force Members Deployed to the Middle East Area of Operations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Kristin Graham
    2011 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Hyperarousal: the Critical Determinant of Post-Trauma Sequelae Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jason Blunt
    2006 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Co-Morbidity of Post-Traumatic Stress & Related Disorders in Forensic Mental Health Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Michael Musker
    2006 - 2015 Principal Supervisor The Post Deployment Reintegration of Australian Army Reservists Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Geoffrey John Orme
    2005 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Drinking to Cope with Operational Service: A Longitudinal, Prospective Investigation into Alcohol Use and Motivations to Consume Alcohol Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Alison Kim Kaine
    2005 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Panic Disorder: An Integrative Assessment of Brain, Body and Cognitive Function Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Vikki Wise
    2004 - 2015 Principal Supervisor PTSD and Olfaction
    The Aetiology of PTSD and the Bidirectional Relationship between Trauma and Sensitisation.
    Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr William Hough
    2004 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Hemispheric Asymmetry and Information Processing in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Therese Mayo
    2003 - 2010 Principal Supervisor The Impact of Childhood Exposure to a Natural Disaster on Adult Mental Health: A 20-Year Longitudinal Follow-Up Study of Children Exposed to a Major Australian Bushfire Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Miranda Van Hooff
    2002 - 2007 Principal Supervisor The Biological and Behavioural Effects of Maternal Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on Child Development Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Jacqui Anne Beall
    2000 - 2005 Principal Supervisor An Epidemiological Study of the Relationships between Exposure to Traumatic Events, Prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Alcohol Abuse in Remote Aboriginal Communities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Gelaye Nadew
    2000 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Biological Factors in Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Abdullah M A H Al-Hammadi
    2000 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Battlefield Trauma (Exposure, Psychiatric Diagnosis and Outcomes) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Robert Andrew Coxon
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2011 - ongoing Member Repatration Daw Park Foundation Australia
    2011 - ongoing Board Member Repatriation Daw Park Foundation Repatriation Daw Park Foundation Australia
    2004 - ongoing Member Board of the Centre of Military & Veterans Health
    2003 - 2005 Advisory Board Member MAC Advisory Board re Non-Demonstrable Injury
    1995 - 2006 Chair International Advisory Board State Development Office, Kuwait
    1994 - ongoing Member Board of Research The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia
    1992 - 2000 Member International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies United States
    1991 - ongoing Member The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
    1991 - ongoing Member The Journal of Rheumatology
    1988 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Assessor Australia
    1988 - ongoing Member The Medical Journal of Australia Australia
    1987 - 2000 Member National Health and Medical Research Council, RADCAG Australia
    1984 - 1984 Member Classification of Publications Review Board of South Australia Australia
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2013 - ongoing Member SCHEMA Steering Committee Phoenix Australia / Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health Australia
    2012 - ongoing Member Nominations Committee International Studies of Traumatic Stress Studies United States
    2010 - ongoing Member World Psychiatry Association Committee World Psychiatry Association Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member Rehabilitation Advisory Committee Department of Veterans' Affairs Australia
    2009 - ongoing Member Mental Health Sub-Committee Department of Veterans' Health, Veterans' Health Advisory Council Australia
    2007 - ongoing Member Program Grant Assessors Committee National Health and Medical Research Council Australia
    2005 - ongoing Member Scientific Advisory Committee for the Prevalence Study of the Mental Health of Australian Defence Force Members Australian Defence Force Australia
    2005 - ongoing Member Senior Investigators Committee for the Mental Health and Wellbeing Study of Australian Defence Force Members Australian Defence Force Australia
    2005 - ongoing Chair Scientific Advisory Committee for the Study into the Health of the Children of Vietnam Veterans
    2003 - ongoing Member Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Group Australian Defence Force Australia
    2000 - ongoing Chair Mental Health Consultative Group Australian Defence Force Australia
    1998 - 2003 Member Implementation Steering Committee Mental Health Strategic Development Australia
    1995 - 1997 Founder Research Committee The University of Adelaide, Faculty of Medicine Australia
    1994 - 1999 Member Clinical Reference Committee National Centre for War Related Posttraumatic Stress Studies Australia
    1993 - 2001 Representative Australian National Disaster Relief Committee of the Department of Health, Housing and Community Services The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist
    1993 - 1998 Member Committee for Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, SA Chapter Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
    1993 - 1993 Chair Northern Region Liaison Committee South Australian Mental Health Service Australia
    1993 - ongoing Chair Clozapine Implementation Committee South Australian Mental Health Service Australia
    1993 - ongoing Member Clinical Management Committee South Australian Mental Health Services Australia
    1992 - 2000 Member Planning And Development Committee ( Australian Liaison Representative) International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies United States
    1992 - 2000 Member International Liaison Committee International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
    1992 - 2000 Member Planning and Developmen Committee & Nominations Committee ISTSS Australian Liaison Representative Australia
    1992 - 1995 Member Research and Ethics Committee South Australian Mental Health Service Australia
    1991 - 2005 Member Research Committee, Faculty of Medicine University of Adelaide Australia
    1991 - ongoing Member Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Australia
    1991 - ongoing Chair Committee examining Diagnostic Related Groups in Psychiatry South Australian Health Commission Australia
    1991 - ongoing Member Executive Committee Australian Network of Brain Research into Mental Disorders Australia
    1991 - ongoing Member Board of Directors Hillcrest Hospital, Gilles Plains Australia
    1990 - ongoing Member South Australian Salaried Medical Officers Association Australia
    1990 - ongoing Member International Liaison Committee International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress
    1990 - 2001 Member Regional Grants Interviewing Committee National Health and Medical Research Council Australia
    1990 - 1993 Chair Library Committee Hillcrest Hospital, Gilles Plains Australia
    1990 - 1993 Member Steering Committee South Australian Chapter of the Australasian Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress Australia
    1990 - 1992 Co-Chair Research and Ethics Committee
    1990 - 1991 Member Clinical Advisory Committee South Australian Health Commission. Occupational Trauma and Stress Working Party, International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress Australia
    1989 - 1994 Member Committee of American Psychiatric Association Examining the Diagnostic Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for the Fourth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association American Psychiatric Association United States
    1989 - 1993 Chair Survivors of Torture and Trauma Assistance
    1989 - 1990 Member Evaluation Sub-Committee of Fellowship Board Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia
    1988 - 1991 Member Ministerial Committee Examining the Management of Post Disaster Psychiatric Morbidity
    1988 - 1990 Member Research Committee, School of Medicine Flinders University Australia
    1988 - 1988 Chair Social Issues Committee The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia
    1988 - 1988 Member Social Issues Committee Royal Australasian College of Physicians Australia
    1986 - ongoing Member International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress Studies
    1984 - 1988 Chair Crisis and Disaster Committee Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and South Australian Representative Australia
    1982 - ongoing Member South Australian Psychiatry Training Committee Australia
    1981 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Psychiatric Research Australia
    1976 - ongoing Member Australian Medical Association Australia
    1975 - 1976 Member Clause 4C Committee (Committee for Student Preclusion) The University of Adelaide Council Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    1991 - ongoing Member Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Australia
    1990 - ongoing Member South Australia Salaried Medical Officers Association
    1986 - ongoing Member National Health and Medical Research Council, Panel of Independent Assessors
    1974 - 1976 Member The University of Adelaide Council
    1972 - 1973 Member The University of Adelaide Union Council Australia
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2012 - ongoing International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies Leadership Development Task Force
    2008 - ongoing Department of Veterans' Affairs Veterans' Health Advisory Council Australia
    1991 - 1992 Workcover Corporation Australia
    1991 - 1992 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia
    1989 - 1989 Arthritis Foundation of Australia Australia
    1985 - 2000 University of Sydney Department of Rheumatology Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2006 - ongoing Associate Editor In G. Reyes, J. D. Elhai, & J. D. Ford (Eds.) John Wiley & Sons United States
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2006 - 2011 Chief Investigator - Middle East Area of Operations, Deployed Health Surveillance Project Centre for Military and Veterans Health Australia
    2005 - ongoing Director - Adelaide Node Centre for Military and Veterans Health Australia
    2002 - ongoing Chair ADF Mental Health Research and Surveillance and Advisory Group Australia
    2002 - 2002 Examiner The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia
    2000 - ongoing Senior Specialist Advisor Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health Australia
    1998 - 1999 Chair - Older People Focus Group Mental Health Services Australia
    1998 - 1999 President International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies United States
    1997 - 1999 President Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Australia
    1997 - 1997 President Elect International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Australia
    1996 - 1997 Secretary International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Australia
    1995 - 2012 Director, Clinical Reference Group Australian Defence Force Australia
    1995 - 2012 Director, Research Advisory Group Australian Defence Force Australia
    1995 - 2012 Director of Mental Health Consultative Group RAAF Specialist Reserve, Australian Defence Force Australia
    1995 - 2001 Director of Clinical Services North Western Adelaide Mental Health Service Australia
    1995 - 1996 Vice President Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Australia
    1994 - 1999 Member of Executive International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies United States
    1994 - 1995 Treasurer International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies United States
    1992 - 1992 Examiner The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia
    1989 - 1989 Examiner The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia
    1986 - 1986 Examiner The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia
    1976 - 1976 Secretary Royal Adelaide Hospital Resident Medical Officers Association Australia
    1972 - 1973 Member The University of Adelaide Union Council Australia
  • Position: Director
  • Phone: 83135200
  • Email: alexander.mcfarlane@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 5368
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Helen Mayo North, floor N1
  • Room: N1 21
  • Org Unit: Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies

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