Professor of Adult Psychiatry, Monash University
Graham Meadows is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health. He is Director of Southern Synergy, the Monash Health Adult Psychiatry Research, Training and Evaluation Centre, a Research Centre in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Professor Meadows is a prominent figure in innovation in mental health care in Australia, with national and international profiles in areas such as GP shared care, resource distribution and applications of mindfulness in clinical mental health practice. He has headed large scale studies investigating mindfulness and recovery oriented practice as clinical and service level interventions and leads the editorial team on a major textbook of multidisciplinary mental health care practice.
The poorer people are, the higher their chances of contending with domestic violence, crime, social conflict, homelessness and unemployment. All these factors contribute to increased levels of psychological distress,...