Advisory Board 2017-10-23T08:27:37+00:00

Chair of the 2017 Australian Mental Health Prize Advisory Board

Ita Buttrose AO OBE, Chair of the 2017 Australian Mental Health Prize Advisory Board

 Ita Buttrose AO OBE is a journalist, businesswoman, television personality and author. Ita was the founding editor of Cleo Magazine. Ita is a National Ambassador for Alzheimers Australia, and was Australian of the Year in 2013. (NSW)


Advisory Members

Professor The Hon. Marie Bashir Advisory Member


Professor The Hon. Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO has held previous roles including the NSW State Governor, Chancellor of the University, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney. (N

Judy Brewer AO is the chair of the Autism CRC Ltd, Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders; and a Pro Chancellor of Charles University (VIC)

Jack Heath Advisory Member


Jack Heath is the CEO of Sane Australia. (VIC)

Professor Patrick McGorry AO Advisory Member


Professor Patrick McGorry AO is the Executive Director of Orygen. He is a Professor of Youth Mental Health at the  University of Melbourne, and was Australian of the Year 2010. (VIC)

Jessica Rowe AM Advisory Member


Jessica Rowe AM is a television news presenter and author. She is a beyondblue Ambassador and Patron of its work on postnatal depression. (NSW)

Advisory Member


Sophie Scott is the ABCs National Medical Reporter. Sophie has won the Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Medical Reporting, and is also a recipient of  Research Australias Health Research in the Media Award. She is an Author, and currently a board member of the Australian Medical Association NSW Charitable Foundation. (NSW)

Greta Bradman

 Greta Bradman is an award-winning Australian soprano and Decca recording artist, presenter with ABC Classic FM and provisional clinical psychologist. She is content advisor to the Arts Wellbeing Collective, patron of St Matthews Music Foundation and an ambassador for Her Majesty’s Theatre.