Professor Malcolm Hopwood is the Ramsay Health Care Professor of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne based at the Albert Road Clinic (ARC) in Melbourne, Australia. At the ARC he is the Director of the Professorial Psychiatry Unit, which specialises in the assessment and treatment of complex mood and anxiety disorders.
Previously, Mal led the Psychological Trauma Recovery Service (PTRS) and the Victorian Brain Disorders Program (BDP) at Austin Health. In 2009, the PTRS was awarded the Victorian Public Healthcare Award by the Minister for Mental Health for Team Achievement for their role in the recovery from the Victorian bushfires. At the BDP, he led the development of a unique multi-component service with inpatient and community neuropsychiatric rehabilitation services for individuals with Acquired Brain Injury or early onset neurodegenerative disorder and associated psychiatric disturbance. He has also been a Principal Investigator in approximately 20 trials examining potential new agents in the treatment of mood disorders and led research into psychiatric aspects of ABI and other neuropsychiatric disorders including epilepsy and Movement Disorders.
Mal has also held several senior positions within the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists including Chair of the Victorian Branch and past Chairmanship of the Board of Research. In 2015 Mal was instated as President.