Fiona Charlson (Australia)



Fiona J Charlson B Pharm, MIPH. Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research. The Park Centre for Mental Health, Wacol, Q 4076, Australia. School of Population Health, The University of Queensland.

Dr Fiona Charlson is a Research Fellow for the Queensland Centre of Mental Health Research where she leads the Mental Health and Development Stream. She holds affiliate positions with the School of Public Health at the University of Queensland and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Dr Charlson’s research centres around psychiatric epidemiology and mental health service provision in populations vulnerable to disadvantage.

Dr Charlson has completed a Masters in International Public Health and a PhD on the epidemiological modelling of mental disorders in conflict-affected populations. Her original training was as a pharmacist and she has 18 years’ experience including work as a community pharmacist in Australia and New Zealand, project pharmacist for Medecins Sans Frontieres’ in West Africa, and a referral pharmacist for Medecins Sans Frontieres’ ‘Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines’ in Geneva, Switzerland. She maintains her registration and interest in the field.

Dr Charlson currently conducts collaborative research with several international institutions and is particularly active with the Asia Pacific region. Fiona is also a core member of the Mental Disorders and Illicit Drug Use Research Group for the Global Burden of Disease Studies. She has published in numerous journals and also serves as a reviewer for several journals.

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