Researcher biography

A/Prof Siskind trained as a psychiatrist in Australia and the United States. He graduated from medicine at the University of Queensland in 1998. After working with Doctors Without Borders in Chechnya in 2000, he became interested in psychiatry. He moved to Boston in 2002, where he did his psychiatry residency at Boston University and a Master of Public Health at Harvard University. He returned to Brisbane in June 2008 as a clinical academic psychiatrist at the Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Service. He completed his Ph.D in Feb 2014. His research interests include clozapine and treatment refractory schizophrenia, the physical health of people with severe and persistent mental illness, supported accommodation, assertive community treatment and mental health services research. He was awarded an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2016-2019) looking at the cardio-metabolic health of people with severe and persistent mental illness. He has over 60 peer reviewed publications, including 2 first author in the highly ranked British Journal of Psychiatry, and has over $2 million in research grants in the past 5 years, including as a CI on an NHMRC Project Grant.