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Faculty Public Lecture Series 2018

The Next Frontier: How technology can help prevent anxiety, depression and suicide

Presenter: Distinguished Professor Bradley Schmidt, Florida State University, USA

Date & Time: Thursday 31st May 2018, 6.00pm-7:30pm

Venue: Level 1 Lecture Theatre, Australian Hearing Hub, 16 University Avenue

Technology can greatly impact our efficiency and effectiveness, dramatically affecting almost every aspect of our lives. Unfortunately, the field of mental health has only recently begun to incorporate technological innovations in prevention and treatment. In this public lecture, Distinguished Professor Bradley Schmidt will discuss some of the reasons behind this slow adoption of technology and discuss new techniques that have the potential to reduce the large public health burden posed by anxiety, depression, and suicide within our societies. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of how technology can be harnessed for more tailored preventative treatments, targeting factors that cut across a range of mental health conditions. This highly relevant event will appeal to a broad audience - individuals experiencing mental health problems, parents, teachers, scientists, researchers, and policy makers alike.

Distinguished Professor Bradley Schmidt is based at Florida State University and is the Director of the Anxiety and Behavioral Health Clinic. He is a world-leading expert in anxiety and related psychopathology, with a broad research program focused on translational research, prevention, and treatment. Professor Schmidt has received over $15 million in research funding and published over 400 papers, with 24 of his articles scoring within the top 10% of all papers in the field of psychology/psychiatry. He has served on over 35 Scientific Review Committees and currently sits on 10 Editorial Boards. Professor Schmidt is at the forefront of developing and utilising technology in clinical settings.

*Registrations for this event have now closed*

An audio recording of this public lecture can be accessed here.

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