David is the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Major Campuses and Student Engagement at Monash University. He is also Professor of Psychiatry at Monash and at the University of Melbourne. He is a long-standing opponent of the dehospitalisation of mental healthcare in Australia. He has been a Board Director or the Royal Women’s Hospital since 2014 and was a Board Director of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute from 2004-2013, the last six years as Deputy Chair. Together with Professor Tarun Bastiampillai from Flinders University, he has been one of two principal authors and coordinators of major, Monash-funded submissions to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health system and the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Mental Health, involving dozens of senior academic psychiatrists and directors of mental health services.
He was the Executive Director of the Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria between 1985 and 2004, where his research focused on schizophrenia, especially the nature and treatment of auditory hallucinations.
David Copolov, AO's Articles
Episode 17: The state of our mental health
In this episode of A Different Lens, Monash academics explore what’s being done to improve mental health care and address the rise in mental health disorders.
Steady as she goes for VAD
Voluntary assisted dying scaremongering is threatening to shut the door on important and much-needed access to VAD in other Australian states and territories.
Victoria passes assisted dying bill, but how much will actually change?
Only a small number are predicted to take advantage of the legislation from mid-2019.