Scientia Professor Richard Bryant AC FASSA FAA FAHMS
As part of a new series of talks with leaders in the PLuS Alliance, Professor Richard Bryant Scientia Professor of Psychology at UNSW Sydney and a global leader in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is in conversation with Paul Ramadge, Managing Director of the PLuS Alliance. They discuss the study of PTSD as an academic discipline, COVID-19 interventions and the role of universities at this crucial time, with the escalation in mental health problems on a global scale.
Professor Bryant was recently awarded the James Cook Medal, the Royal Society’s highest honour. He is recognised for his advances in the diagnosis, treatment and identification of post-traumatic psychopathology.
The 2020 James Cook Medal acknowledges Prof. Bryant’s work in challenging the pre-existing notions of acute psychological response to trauma. His research has identified the core biological and psychological factors that occur after trauma and that influence the long-term trajectories of mental health.
Professor Bryant’s research has led to major policy and practice shifts internationally in relation to how trauma survivors are managed.
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