About Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
Biography: Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin is a NHMRC Leadership Fellow (2021-2025) at the University of Newcastle and Director (Technology, Innovation & Translation) for the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (PREMISE). She leads an international team of researchers, clinicians and industry partners in the innovative development and translation of evidence-based treatments for comorbid mental and physical disorders. This involves developing clinically safe and efficacious interventions, conducting controlled research to better understand how these interventions translate into clinical practice and general population settings, and linking with basic scientists to better understand the key mechanisms and components of change for these interventions for different patient groups at different stages of disorder.
She is the current President of the Society for Mental Health Research (the peak body for mental health research in Australia and New Zealand) and the immediate past-President of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (the peak international body for research on technology and health). Frances is newly appointed to the Board of Directors for Orygen (National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health). She also serves on the Million Minds Mission Advisory Panel, is Co-chair of Australia’s first CTN in Youth Mental Health and part of the Steering Committee for the National Ageing Research Institute.