Chris Davey is a psychiatrist and researcher. He is a Principal Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne, and leads the mood disorders research team at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. He runs a clinic in the Orygen Youth Health clinical program, where with a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and other clinicians he manages young patients with severe and complex mood disorders.
Chris’ research has focused on studying effective treatments for youth depression, and on using functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine depression, social-affective processes, and adolescent development. He has recently completed an NHMRC-funded trial examining the effectiveness of medication and psychotherapy for youth depression, and is currently leading an NHMRC-funded trial of ketamine for young people with severe depression.
Chris completed his medical degree at the University of Western Australia. He trained in psychiatry in Sydney and Melbourne, and completed a PhD at The University of Melbourne