Professor Dan Siskind

Professor Dan Siskind

Physical and Mental Health Research Stream

Adjunct Professor
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland

Academic Title-Professor
PAH-Southside Clinical Unit, The University of Queensland

Eminent Staff Specialist (clinical psychiatry)
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Hospital and Health Service, Queensland

Phone: +61 7 3176 2860
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Professor 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 PhD in Feb 2014.

His research interests include treatment-refractory schizophrenia, clozapine and the physical health of people with severe and persistent mental illness. He has been awarded an NHMRC Investigator Grant as an Emerging Leadership Fellow (2021-2025) and held an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2016-2019).

He has over 240 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 $60 million in research grants with over AU$6.5 million as CIA.



Level 3, Dawson House
The Park Centre for Mental Health Treatment
Research and Education, Wacol, QLD 4076
P: +61 7 3271 8660


In the spirit of reconciliation, the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands in which QCMHR operates and their continuing connections to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and stand together with all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.