Stephen Parker an clinical-academic psychiatrist committed to improving the experiences and outcomes of people affected by mental illness through clinical leadership, research, education, and policy influence. He is passionate about working with and within services to deliver mental health care that is patient-centered, recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed. He has over 50 peer reviewed publications, including 30 within the last 5-years where he was the lead or senior author. Mental health services have sought his expertise to develop research capacity and culture. Policy makers have drawn on his expertise to guide best practices. His contributions to research and Psychiatry have been recognized through the TheMHS Early Career Researcher award in 2021 and the invitation to present the Alice and John Bostock Oration in 2022. He has represented Australia internationally through the ASEAN Federation for Psychiatry and Mental Health (AFPMH) Young Psychiatrists Fellowship. The RANZCP (Queensland) Award for Excellence in Supervision (2018) evidences his excellence in medical education. He holds current appointments with Metro North Mental Health (Research Psychiatrist and Senior Staff Specialist – Psychiatry, Early Psychosis), Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Service (Director of Training – Psychiatry), Griffith University (adjunct Associate Professor), and The University of Queensland (adjunct Senior Lecturer).