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Families are at the front line when it comes to navigating the mental health and substance abuse issues that impact so many young people.

Meanwhile, the systems designed to support them, their carers, educators and clinicians through these challenges are often difficult to access and are under resourced.

For Queensland Mental Health Week (8–16 October 2022), the next instalment in UQ’s Global Leadership Series will assemble a panel of family health experts to share insights into their research and answer your questions.

Event details

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022
Time: 6–8pm (presentation 6.30–7.30, refreshments before and after)
Venue: Garden Marquee, Victoria Park Function Centre, Herston
Cost: $30 per person (free parking for all attendees)


Dr Joel Cullin
Bachelor of Social Work ’98, Master of Mental Health ’05, Doctor of Philosophy ’10
Family therapist and mental health clinician; lecturer in mental health, child protection, and human development in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at UQ.



Dr Janni Leung
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) ’09, Doctor of Philosophy ’15
NHMRC Development Fellow at National Centre For Youth Substance Use Research (NCYSUR) at UQ, researching the epidemiology of substance use and mental health.



Professor Christel Middeldorp
Child and Adolescent psychiatrist and clinical researcher on the role of genetic and other familial influences on the development and persistence of psychopathology across the lifespan at the Child Health Research Centre (CHRC), UQ, and Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS), Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ HHS).


Dr Natasha Reid
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology ’11
Clinical Psychologist and Senior Research Fellow at UQ Child Health Research Centre seeking to raise awareness of prenatal alcohol exposure and specifically the neurodevelopmental condition of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).



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