Professor Gordon Parker AO is currently Scientia Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales and was Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute from 2002-2011.
He was, for nearly two decades, Head of the School of Psychiatry at UNSW and Director of the Division of Psychiatry at Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals. His research has focused on modelling psychiatric conditions (depressive, bipolar and personality disorders) and examining causes, mechanisms and treatments for mood disorders.
In a past life, Gordon had a book of fiction published in the 60s, wrote for The Mavis Bramston Show and OZ Magazine, was an ABC Science broadcaster, a book reviewer for the Sydney Morning Herald for a decade and in 2004 had a play (personality games) produced by La Mama in Melbourne.
His autobiography A Piece of My Mind: A Psychiatrist On The Couch, was published in 2012.