Professor Dan Siskind

NHRMC Emerging Lead Fellow (Second)

Princess Alexandra Hospital Southside Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Adjunct Professor

Queensland Brain Institute
+61 7 3176 2860


Prof Siskind trained as a psychiatrist in Australia and the United States. He graduated from medicine at the University of Queensland in 1998. After working with Doctors Without Borders in Chechnya in 2000, he became interested in psychiatry. He moved to Boston in 2002, where he did his psychiatry residency at Boston University and a Master of Public Health at Harvard University. He returned to Brisbane in June 2008 as a clinical academic psychiatrist at the Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Service. He completed his Ph.D in Feb 2014. His research interests include clozapine and treatment refractory schizophrenia, the physical health of people with severe and persistent mental illness, supported accommodation, assertive community treatment and mental health services research. He has been awared an NHMRC Investigator Grant as an Emerging Leadership Fellow (2021-2025) abnd held an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2016-2019). He has over 170 peer reviewed publications, including first author in the highly ranked Lancet, BJPsych, The Lancet Psychiatry, ANZJP, & EPS, as well as a Lancet Commission and publications in The BMJ, World Psychiatry and Lancet Psychiatry and has over $30 million in research grants.

Research Interests

  • Schizophrenia
  • Physical Health Comorbidity


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