Head of Psychiatry
Malcolm Battersby is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Flinders Human Behaviour and Health Research Unit and course leader of the Mental Health Science programs at Flinders University. He is also the director of the Flinders Centre for Gambling Research which is a centre within the Southgate Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University led by Professor Fran Baum. Professor Battersby trained with Professor Isaac Marks at the Institute of Psychiatry, London in behavioural treatment of anxiety disorders and severe neurotic conditions.
He was awarded a Harkness Research Fellowship in the study of chronic conditions self-management in the United States during 2003-2004 and had led the development of the Flinders Program of chronic condition management, now provided across Australia and internationally.
PhD, FRANZCP, FAChAM, MBBS
Harkness Fellowship- Commonwealth Fund of New York 2003-2004
Health Innovations Award- Flinders Program, Health and Lifestyle Expo,Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand. 2006
Director of Flinders Human Behaviour and Health Research Unit
Director of Flinders Centre for Gambling Research
Chronic condition self-management
Evidence based cognitive behaviour therapy for people with mental disorders, particularly anxiety disorders and depression.
New models of behaviour change in two areas of clinical science: behaviour change for people with chronic medical and mental health conditions through the development of the Flinders program of self-management care planning, and the development of a unique cognitive behaviour treatment model for problem gambling. Both models developed by parallel efforts in research, clinical programs and postgraduate courses for health professionals.
: Differential predictors of cost in end of life care
; Influence of childhood abuse in anxiety and depression
; Clinical supervision in CBT
; Depression, Mood disorders, Obesity and metabolism, Pharmacology, Genetics, Pharmocogenetics, Neuroscience
; Depression, Mood disorders, Obesity and Metabolisim, Pharmacology, Genetics, Pharmacogenetics, Neuroscience
: Self-management in cystic fibrosis
; Problem Gambling
; Orthopaedic Surgery- Anthropometric measurements in Indian population
: Linguistic analysis of therapeutic mechanisms in behavious therapy
Malcolm Battersby worked with non-government organisations to establish the Anxiety Disorders Foundation of Australia. He was the inaugural chariman. He has collaborated with SA Housing Trust to develop a service for hoarders and was a keynote speaker at the recent Southern Housing Forum. Through his involvement with the Centre for Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE) and the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) in Aboriginal Health he has had significant contact with aboriginal communities in Pt.Lincoln. In 2009, Malcolm Battersby was appointed as a member psychiatrist to the National Advisory Committee of the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service to provide expert advice on mental health conditions relevant to the needs of Veterans.
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Published Papers can be viewed at: SSRN - Malcolm Battersby