Professor Malcolm Battersby

Head of Psychiatry

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Margaret Tobin Building (4T:231)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Malcolm Battersby is Professor of Psychiatry of Flinders University and Clinical Director of the Southern Adelaide Mental Health Services.

He established the Flinders Human Behaviour and Health Research Unit and cognitive behavioural post graduate courses at Flinders University. He also established the Centre for Anxiety and Related Disorder Unit and the Statewide Gambling Therapy Services. He is Director of the Flinders Centre for Gambling Research. Professor Battersby trained with Professor Isaac Marks at the Institute of Psychiatry, London in behavioural treatment of anxiety disorders and severe neurotic conditions. His team has led the training and supervision of low intensity coaches for the Beyondblue NewAccess program that saw over 3000 people with anxiety and depression, achieving recovery rates of 68%.

He was awarded a Harkness Research Fellowship in the study of chronic condition 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. He is chief investigator of the NHMRC trial of the use of the Flinders Program to improve cardiovascular risk in people with psychosis.

Qualifications

PhD, FRANZCP, FAChAM, MBBS

Honours, awards and grants

2003-2004    Harkness Fellowship- Commonwealth Fund of New York

2006        Health Innovations Award- Flinders Program, Health and Lifestyle Expo,Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand

Key responsibilities

Head of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Public Health

Clinical Director of the Southern Adelaide Mental Health Services SALHN

Director of Flinders Centre for Gambling Research

Research interests
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.
Teaching interests

Professor Battersby has delivered workshops and education programs nationally and internationally on chronic condition self-management in the use of the Flinders Program. He has also provided education and workshops to medical students, psychiatry trainees and practitioners in the use of cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety disorders and gambling disorder.



Supervisory interests
Anxiety disorders
Chronic condition management and self-management
Prevention of chronic disease
Problem gambling
e-health
e-health implementation
e-health research
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Clinical supervision in CBT (1), Depression, Mood disorders, Obesity and metabolism, Pharmacology, Genetics, Pharmocogenetics, Neuroscience (1), Depression, Mood disorders, Obesity and Metabolisim, Pharmacology, Genetics, Pharmacogenetics, Neuroscience (1)
Associate supervisor: Problem Gambling (1), Orthopaedic Surgery- Anthropometric measurements in Indian population (1), Self-management in cystic fibrosis (1)
Completion
Associate supervisor: Linguistic analysis of therapeutic mechanisms in behavious therapy (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Anxiety
Gambling
Psychiatry
Anxiety related disorders
Chronic condition self-managment support
Problem Gambling
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Media expertise
  • Anxiety
  • Gambling
  • Psychiatry
Interests
  • Anxiety related disorders
  • Chronic condition self-managment support
  • Problem Gambling
Further information

Published Papers can be viewed at: SSRN - Malcolm Battersby

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