Professor Joel Swendsen | French National Centre for Scientific Research; CNRS – Integrative Neurosciences Professor of Clinical Psychology and CNRS Director of Research; Team Leader Director of Research / CNRS – Neuroimaging and human cognition INCIA

Professor Yves Agid | Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at ICM (Brain and Spine Institute), Paris, France.

Professor Max Bennett | Professor of Neuroscience and Scientific Director, Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI), University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

MD Professor Alexis Brice | Professor of Medical Genetics, Director at ICM, Paris, France.

Associate Professor Jane Burns | CEO of Young and Well Co-operative Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Professor Helen Christensen | Professor of Mental Health, Chief Scientist, Black Dog Institute, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia.

Professor Philippe Fossati | Professor of Psychiatry at ICM Paris, Co-Leader, Social and Affective Neuroscience Team at ICM, Paris, France.

Professor Raphael Gaillard | Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Director of the academic institution Sainte-Anne Psychiatric Hospital, Paris, France.

Dr Sarah McGarry | Post Doctoral Fellow at Fiona Wood Foundation Perth,Western Australia.

MD, PhD Per Hamid Ghatan | Project Manager, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Professor Sven Grutzmeier | Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, South General Hospital, Stockholm and Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Professor Ian Hickie | Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Brain & Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney, Australia.

Professor Itamar Kahn | Brain System Organisation and Neurodegeneration, Technion University, Haifa, Israel

Professor Julio Licinio | Professor of Psychiatry, Deputy Director, Translational Medicine and Head Mind and Brain Theme, South Australian Medical Research Institute, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.

Professor Vera Morgan | Research Professor, Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology, University of Western Australia, School of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Perth, Western Australia.

Assistant Professor Asya Rolls | Assistant Professor, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

Professor Norman Sartorius | Former Director of the WHO Division of Mental Health. President of the Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programs, Geneva, Switzerland.

Professor Michal Schwartz | Professor of Neuro-immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Associate Professor Gilad Silberberg | Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Professor Elizir Shalev | Dean of Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

Professor Fiona Stanley | Professor Fiona Stanley AC FAA FASSA, Patron and Founding Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Perth, Western Australia.

Professor Cyndi Shannon Weickert | Macquarie Group Foundation Chair of Schizophrenia Research, NeuRA, SRI and UNSW, Professor, School of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia.

Professor Johanna Badcock | Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science; Professor, University of Western Australia Medical School; and Research Director, Perth Voices Clinic, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia.


Kevin Baum | CEO of Tikforce, Perth, Western Australia.

Hillda Hadas | Executive Director Enosh, The Israel Mental Health Association, Israel.

Sally Hincks | Freelance journalist, Perth, Western Australia.

Osnat Harlap | Architect and founder of Urbanframeworks, Perth, Western Australia.

Arlyn Imberman | Founder and President of Emerging Image, New York, USA.

Claes-Johan Larsson | Owner and Director of Initiativ, Stockholm, Sweden.

Caj Malmros | Founder and CEO of Stockholm Water Prize, founder of Rekordsakademien, Stockholm, Sweden.

Therese Mavros | Meeting for Minds Forum Team

Mary Mittelman | Professor of Epidemiology, Research Professor at New York University, School of Medicine, New York City, USA.

Michal Shariv | Meeting for Minds, Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Paula Taylor | CEO of 32 Degrees South, Perth, Western Australia.


Elizabeth Bindon-Bonney | Workforce Development Consultant and Lecturer in Events, Perth, Western Australia.

Heath Black | Retired AFL footballer with bipolar disorder and community educator in suicide prevention in Western Australia and Victoria.

Erik Fägerwall | Producer of Filmpoint Communication AB, Göteborg, Sweden.

Professor Geoff Gallop | Director of the School of Government, University of Sydney, Australia. Former Premier of Western Australia – a position he resigned from due to major depression.

Dr Maria Harries | Adjunct Professor at Curtin University and a Senior Honorary Research Fellow in Social Work and Social Policy in the School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia.

Dr John McAuliffe | General Practioner, Perth, Western Australia.

Edward P. Mangan Smith | ”Tukurua”, Perth, Western Australia.

Dr Norman Swan | Head of The Health Report ABC Radio National, multi-award winning broadcaster and journalist, ABC Radio National, Australia.

John Toll | Director, Azure Capital, Perth, Western Australia.

Diana Warnock | Former Western Australian radio broadcaster, women’s rights activist and State politician, Perth, Western Australia.