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David Forbes

Professor Director
Psychiatry
Science & Technology
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Anxiety
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Humans
Social Sciences
Psychology
Psychiatry
Depression
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Prof

David Forbes

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Anxiety and Depression
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Prof

David Forbes

 

Professor David Forbes is the Director of Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, in the Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne. Professor Forbes completed his clinical training (MA Clinical Psychology) and PhD at the University of Melbourne.

He is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health problems following trauma, and has worked in both acute crisis and continuing care settings across the community mental health system and in specialist traumatic stress services. Professor Forbes is an international expert in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and military mental health, with strong national and international links with other researchers and experts in the field. He was Chair of the Working Party for the inaugural the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) approved Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in 2007 and co-chair of the steering group the revised Guidelines in 2013. Professor Forbes has published more than 110 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and sits on the editorial boards of leading international journals. He has been awarded in excess of $8 million in competitive research grants, and more than $6 million in research translation grants. Professor Forbes is a member of many advisory committees for governments and other organisations, including the Departments of Veterans’ Affairs and Defence, and the Australian Psychological Society. He has a strong track record in leading initiatives to improve outcomes for people affected by trauma through the translation of research into effective policy and practice. He is a passionate advocate for the use of evidence-based responses following trauma in order to reduce the mental health effects on survivors, their families and communities.

Projects

Displaying the 9 most recent projects by David Forbes.

9

Projects

Project Types


6

Research Grant


3

Research Contracts


Additional Information

Forbes, D., Creamer, M., Perry, D. & Bryant. The effectiveness of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for VVCS clients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Applied Research Program, Department of Veterans Affairs (2007): $352,000

Forbes, D., Barton, D., Wolfgang, B. & Creamer (2007) Development, testing and dissemination of a clinical algorithm for PTSD. Applied Research Program, Department of Veterans Affairs (2007):

86,000

O’Donnell, M.L., Forbes, D., Creamer, M., Holmes, A., Ellen, S., Bryant, R. Telephone-administered early psychological intervention for depression and anxiety following serious injury. beyondblue (2009): $300,000

Forbes, D., Lloyd, D., Creamer, M., Couineau, A-L., Nixon, R. & O’Donnell, M. Examining the effectiveness of the implementation of cognitive processing therapy across the VVCS service system: The next steps in implementation research. $262,550 Applied Research Program, Department of Veterans Affairs

Wade, D., Forbes, D., Hetrick, S. & Varker, T. Meta-analysis of gender differences in posttraumatic stress disorder treatment outcomes $97, 200 Applied Research Program, Department of Veterans Affairs

Wade, D., Forbes, D. & Varker, T. Gender differences in mental health among military personnel and veterans: A Review of the Literature $54,912 Applied Research Program, Department of Veterans Affairs

Creamer, M., Forbes, D., McFarlane, A. C., Bryant, R., Devilly, G., & Mathews, L. The development of clinical practice guidelines for Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Emergency Management Australia Research Award (2005): $99,500.

Forbes, D. A longitudinal analysis of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and their relationship with fear and anxious-misery disorders: Implications for DSM-V. Sir Edward Dunlop Foundation (2009). $7,500.

Forbes, D., Lloyd, D. & Phelps, A. A pilot study of the effectiveness of an on-line self-help mental health and wellbeing program (The Wellbeing Toolbox) for veterans and other ex-service personnel and their families aged 25-45 years.
64,000 Applied Research Program, Department of Veterans Affairs (2013)







Scholarly Works

Displaying the 10 most recent scholarly works by David Forbes.

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Professor Director

Psychiatry

Member

Australian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Member

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Member

Australian Psychological Society, College of Clinical Psychologists

Fellow

Australian Psychological Society

Education

Education


Bachelor of Arts

University of Melbourne

Master of Arts

University of Melbourne

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

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