Malcolm Hopwood



Professor Hopwood graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1986 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), and gained his Fellowship of the RANZCP in 1994, along with a Masters of Psychological Medicine from Monash University. In 1997 he also completed a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Melbourne. After working in the public health-care system for many years, he now holds the positions of Professor of Psychiatry with Ramsay Health Care at the University of Melbourne and Clinical Director, Professorial Psychiatry Unit at the Albert Road Clinic. He has contributed to a number of committees, including the Victorian Department of Human Services Bushfire Psychosocial Recovery Evaluation Advisory Committee, the Victorian Psychosurgery Review Board, the Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs National Clinical Advisory Group and the Multidisciplinary Panel for the Revision of the Australian NHMRC Guidelines for Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Summer Foundation, which provides advocacy, support and sector development for young people with acquired brain injuries living in nursing homes.
Professor Hopwood has held a number of roles with the College, including as Victorian Branch Chair (2009–2013). He was a member of General Council from 2007 to 2009 and a member of the Board of Research for 10 years. He is a member of the Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age and the Section of Neuropsychiatry. Professor Hopwood was elected to the College’s inaugural Board as President-Elect in 2013. At the College’s Annual General Meeting in May 2015 he began his 2-year term as President.

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