Professor George Patton

Professorial Fellow, Adolescent Health Research

The University of Melbourne

Professor George Patton is a Professorial Fellow in Adolescent Health Research at the University of Melbourne. He is a medically qualified epidemiologist with a clinical background in child and adolescent psychiatry. He is a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellow. His research is based at the Centre for Adolescent Health and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia.

Professor Patton has been extensively involved in both child and adolescent mental health research and global adolescent health work. He has been a consultant around research to WHO, UN Population Division, UNICEF, UNFPA and the World Bank. He has previously coordinated two special series on adolescent health for the Lancet and is currently Chair of a ‘Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Well-being’. He will be working with Professor Harvey Whiteford and Dr Holly Erskine from the University of Queensland and Dr Nicola Reavley from the University of Melbourne.