Professor Adam Guastella

Research Professor in Child and Youth Mental Health

University of Sydney

Professor Adam Guastella is the Michael Crouch Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health. His position is based at both Sydney Children's Hospital at Westmead and the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney. His work aims to build collaborative partnerships between researchers, clinicians, and services to ensure that children and families receive the best available assessments and treatments to support well-being. As part of this role, he is the co-lead of the Child-Neurodevelopment and Mental Health Team for the University of Sydney. This team solves complex problems for children with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families with a team of multi-disciplinary professors across the university. He is also the research chair for a national network, Neurodevelopment Australia, which implements national programs to deliver research for people with neurodevelopmental disorders, their families, and professionals. He is a clinical psychologist and supervises clinics that support autistic adults and children, as well as youth with mental health concerns. His work has led to the development of assessment methods, therapy programs, trials of novel therapies and workplace supports that aim to improve the lives of those with disabilities. His neuroscience research has also uncovered critical aspects of the human biology underpinning social development.

State: New South Wales
Senator: Hollie Hughes