Dr Aswin Ratheesh is a consultant psychiatrist and the Clinical-Research Lead for Mood Disorders at Orygen, an early intervention and youth mental health service in Melbourne. He currently leads an early intervention program for young people with emerging bipolar disorders. He has previously led the early psychosis program and has extensive clinical expertise with early psychosis and mood disorders in young people.
He is a chief investigator on NHMRC funded clinical trials on early psychosis and bipolar disorder. He is a senior research fellow and an NHMRC Early Career Fellow with the Centre for Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne. He is an Associate Editor for the leading national journal, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. He has received research grant funding from NHMRC and the Society for Mental Health Research.