#GeorgeTalks: A broad perspective of mental health

George Talks Mental Health

The George Institute for Global Health invites you to a #GeorgeTalks event on "A broad perspective of Mental Health” on Tuesday 28 June 2022 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm AEST.

Join us as we seek to discuss a broad perspective of mental health including psychiatry, psychology, chronic disease, the arts and the environment. We will be joined by a panel of experts.

Register here to join in-person


  • Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng, NHMRC Career Development Fellow, UNSW School of Population Health

    Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng is an NHMRC Career Development Fellow in the UNSW School of Population Health and an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health, Australia. She was an Adjunct Professor with the National Institute of Environmental Health at China CDC. Xiao leads a program of research focused on enhancing population wellbeing through identifying modifiable environmental factors (e.g. disadvantage, urban green space, food environment) that shape health and developmental trajectories and inequities among newborns, children, adolescents and adults across the lifecourse.

    Xiaoqi Feng
  • Professor Michael Balfour, Head of School and Professor of Theatre and Performance, UNSW

    Professor Michael Balfour is Head of School and Professor of Theatre and Performance at UNSW. Michael’s research explores applied theatre and performance work in a range of social contexts. He is currently lead investigator on Future Stories, a collaboration between UNSW, Griffith University and Queensland Childrens’ Health which explores the social benefits of co-designing virtual reality (VR) experiences with children in hospital.

    Michael Balfour
  • Moderator: Professor Maree Hackett, Program Head - Mental Health, The George Institute

    Prof Maree Hackett leads a program of public health and health services research at The George Institute, focusing on developing simple, cost effective strategies (which can be integrated with other secondary prevention strategies) to prevent depression and significantly improve the outcome for people with depression and other chronic diseases.

  • Associate Professor Loyola McLean, Brain & Mind Research Institute, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney

    Dr Loyola McLean is a Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist and Psychotherapy Educator in public, private and academic practice. She holds appointments as: an Associate Professor with the BMRI, University of Sydney; a Psychotherapy Educator and the Psychotherapy Coordinator for the Sydney West and Greater Southern Psychiatry Training Network (WSLHD); a Faculty member of the Westmead Psychotherapy Program for Complex Traumatic Disorders, Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School; an Honorary Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist with Royal North Shore Hospital. She is a certified Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) Coder. 

    Loyoa McLean
  • Professor Nicholas Glozier, Professor of Psychological Medicine, The University of Sydney

    Nick Glozier is a consultant psychiatrist specialising in epidemiology, trials and health services research. He has a research interests in public mental health, function, sleep, the workplace, stress, disability and discrimination in our changing psychosocial and technological environments. In thirteen years since arriving in Australia he has been awarded over $60 million in nationally competitive grants as a Chief Investigator, and is a theme leader in the new ARC Life Course Centre of Excellence.

    Nicholas Glozier