Greg Murray

Professor and Director, Centre for Mental Health, Swinburne University of Technology


Professor Greg Murray has an international reputation for clinical psychology research, being ranked in the top 1% of researchers worldwide in the fields of bipolar disorders, circadian rhythms, personality and affect. He has published more than 200 articles, chapters and books on mood and its disorders. After a first career in music, he took out his PhD from University of Melbourne in 2001, and has been a full Professor at Swinburne since 2011.

Professor Murray’s work has had significant community impact. He wrote the Australian Psychological Society guidelines for treating bipolar disorder and is a senior author on the influential Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Mood Disorder Guidelines. Professor Murray is Deputy Lead of CREST.BD, an international research network for psychosocial issues in bipolar disorder, and a contributor to the forthcoming DSM-5 text revision.

He has won individual awards for teaching as well as research, completed 25 doctoral students, and provided professional development workshops for hundreds of psychologists and psychiatrists across Australia and overseas. He is a practicing clinical psychologist, and a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.

Professor Murray has played numerous leadership roles, including Head of Psychology and Chair of Hawthorn headspace. Current positions include Director of Swinburne’s Centre for Mental Health, Chair of Orygen Research Review Committee, Patron of Bipolar Life, and Oceania Representative on the Board of International Society for Bipolar Disorders.