Professor Shitij Kapur, FRCPC, PhD, FMedSci, FAHMS is Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Health), University of Melbourne. The Faculty comprises over 1700 academic and 800 professional staff serving over 8800 students and is consistently recognised internationally for its leading role in clinical and pre-clinical teaching and research.
Professor Kapur’s background is as a clinician-scientist with expertise in psychiatry, neuroscience and brain imaging – having published over 300 peer-reviewed papers that have been cited over 30,000 times with an H-index of over 90. Before moving to Australia, he was Executive Dean of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Europe’s largest and leading centre for mental health research, and prior to that, Vice-President (Research) for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Toronto, Canada’s premier centre for research into mental health and addictions.
He currently serves as a director on the boards of the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, St Vincent’s Research Institute, Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discoveries and the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health.
His current interests include the future of health practice, the design of health systems and how connected data might be used to improve the future health of individuals and communities both at a local and an international level.