Rohan Borschmann

Elected Director - VIC

Rohan is psychologist and NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow in the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne.

He has a particular interest in self-harm and substance use among marginalised populations, including those with mental health problems and those exposed to the youth justice system.

Rohan has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from James Cook University (QLD) and a PhD in psychiatry from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College in London, UK). He has experience working in the public and private sectors in direct service provision, secondary consultation, research, health promotion and community education. He has conducted research in Australia, Canada and the UK, and has presented his research findings at conferences in Brazil, Italy, South Africa, the USA, the UK and Australia.

Rohan has co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and his articles have been published in top-tiered journals including the The Lancet, The British Medical Journal, The British Journal of Psychiatry, and The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. He has secured more than $3.1 million in competitive funding since 2013, including a 4-year Early Career Fellowship from the NHMRC to examine suicide and self-harm in young people in Australia.

In 2015 Rohan was named the Early Career Researcher of the Year by Australia’s Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR).