AACBT24 – Dadds

Professor Mark Dadds

Sydney University

Mark Dadds is Director of Growing Minds Australia, Australia’s Clinical Trials Network in Child and Youth Mental Health, a Principal Research Fellow of the NHMRC, Professor of Psychology at the University of Sydney and Founding Co-Director of the Child Behaviour Research Clinic, which develops state-of-the-art treatments for children and adolescents with MH problems. He has developed and directed several national intervention programs for children, youth, and their families, at risk for MH problems. His expertise and interests are in child and family MH, parenting/family processes, prevention and early intervention. He has been National President of the AACBT, Director of Research for the Abused Child Trust of Queensland, Professor of Parenting Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London.

He has been the recipient of several awards for his work in child and youth mental health including an Early Career Award from the Division of Scientific Affairs of the Australian Psychological Society, the Ian Matthew Campbell Award for Excellence in Clinical Psychology, Distinguished Career Award of the Australian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy, and in 2021, the APS President’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology. He has authored 4 books and over 280 papers on child and family psychology, and has given invited keynote addresses and skills training workshops to international audiences throughout the world. His innovative treatment methods were the subject of an ABC TV 3-part documentary for which he was awarded the Inaugural APS Award for Media Engagement with Science. In 2021 he established Australia’s first Clinical Trials Network in Child and Youth Mental Health funded by the federal government and tasked with developing innovative methods for identifying and responding to early mental health problems in children.

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