Professor Vlasios Brakoulias is stepping down after a decade as the Editor of Australasian Psychiatry, during which the journal’s impact factor has doubled, the editorial board has greatly and inclusively expanded, and there have been a host of broad-ranging and high-quality papers on the science and art of psychiatry. In this podcast, Professor Brakoulias is interviewed by Associate Professor Jeffrey Looi about his reflections and experiences as Editor of the journal.
Professor Vlasios Brakoulias, MBBS Syd, PhD Syd, FRANZCP is a psychiatrist who specialises in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, he is the Editor in Chief of Australasian Psychiatry, the Executive Director of the Western Sydney Local Health District and the Head of the Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders Service which aims to deliver early intervention for these disorders. He is a Conjoint Professor with the School of Medicine of Western Sydney University, a Clinical Associate Professor with The University of Sydney and a member of the Translational Health Research Institute (THRI). He is known internationally as an expert in obsessive-compulsive and related disorders having presented at numerous international conferences and being a co-author on more than 100 peer-reviewed papers.
Associate Professor Jeffrey Looi is a clinical academic neuropsychiatrist, in private and public practice, and Head of the Academic Unit of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at the Australian National University Medical School. Jeffrey leads the Australian, United States, Scandinavian-Spanish Imaging Exchange (AUSSIE) and the Consortium of Australian-Academic Psychiatrists for Independent Policy and Research Analysis (CAPIPRA). He has received multiple research and leadership awards including: a Fulbright Scholarship and Australian-Davos-Connection Future Summit Leadership Award. He is an co-author on more than 255 peer-reviewed papers, involving UCLA, Karolinska Institute and University of Melbourne.
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