Professor James Scott

Professor James Scott

Child and Youth Mental Health Research Stream

Child and Youth Psychiatrist and Director of the Early Psychosis Service
Metro North Mental Health Service

Honorary Professor
UQ Centre for Clinical Research, The University of Queensland

Phone: +61 7 3845 3775
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James is a child and adolescent psychiatrist whose main focus of research is broadly encapsulated under (i) child and adolescent mental health and (ii) early psychosis.

He has extensive clinical and research experience in areas of child and adolescent mental health including depression, anxiety, aggression, self harm, developmental disorders and pharmacotherapy. His research interests in early psychosis are prevention, phenomenology and treatment options.

James is currently engaged in a programme of research examining psychotic-like experiences in otherwise healthy individuals, mental health outcomes of bullying in adolescents, the role of cytokines in adolescent depression, the outcomes of early intervention in young children with autism and the outcomes of adolescents experiencing their first episode of psychosis.

The programmes are a combination of clinical work with patient samples and epidemiological studies in collaboration with large mental health surveys and birth cohort studies.



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.