Iain is a Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UNSW; Consultant Psychiatrist at Dubbo Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, and Sydney Local Health District; NHMRC Medical Postgraduate Scholar and Neuroscience PhD Candidate in the UNSW Decision-Neuroscience Lab; Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Research Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders; and trainee board member of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.
His research focuses on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) disease mechanisms using decision-neuroscience and magnetic resonance imaging. He has co-authored over 20 publications (Scopus: 399 citations, 36 collaborators, h-index 8) including 9 first-authored papers, and the child and adolescent chapter in the Australian psychiatry textbook. He is regularly invited to give talks at national and international meetings.
Midway through medical school (2008) in Australia he undertook an Honours year in Addenbrooke’s Hospital (Cambridge University, Division of Anaesthesia), enrolled in The University of Newcastle (UoN), Australia. He received is medical degree (2010) from UoN before medical internship (2011) and psychiatry training (2012-16) at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. In 2017 he was awarded Master of Psychiatry (NSW Institute of Psychiatry) and general and subspecialist RANZCP Fellowship.
Black Dog Institute research projects
MRI Study of Decision-making in Children with OCD
An investigation into how children with OCD make decisions and why some of them have difficulty making decisions.