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Watch this presentation as we mark AADPA’s key milestones and achievements over the years from our early foundations, to shaping clinical guidelines, raising public awareness and the launch of our new name and logo.

Our guest panel including Prof. Dave Coghill, Prof. Mark Bellgrove, Lou Brown, Dr Kelsie Boulton, Dr Anna Seth and Prof. Sarah Romans discuss the current state of ADHD diagnosis, treatment, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for professionals, families, and individuals living with ADHD.

They also gaze into the future and look at the big issues on the horizon for the ADHD community. We’ll explore emerging trends, potential challenges, and innovations that could shape a brighter future.

Throughout this live presentation, you’ll gain valuable insights from leading experts, hear inspiring stories, and participate in a thought-provoking discussion.

Meet The Panel

Prof David Coghill - AADPA President

Prof. Dave Coghill

Dave has worked at the University of Melbourne and Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne since 2016 as an academic child and adolescent psychiatrist. He has been held positions on the AADPA board since it’s inception in 2017 and is current President. He is committed to the development and implementation of evidence-based pathways for ADHD and has been involved in the development of several National and International Clinical guidelines for ADHD.

Prof Mark Bellgrove - AADPA Board Director

Prof. Mark Bellgrove

Mark has studied the neurobiology of ADHD for over 15 years and is internationally known for his work on the genetics, neuropsychology and pharmacology of ADHD. His research has been recognized with awards from NARSAD, the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and Biological Psychiatry Australia. As the founding President of AADPA, Mark had a strong vision for the development of unified national diagnosis, prescribing and treatment practices and has been actively involved in AADPA’s role in influencing policy to ensure a “better deal” for the many individuals affected by ADHD within Australia since it’s formation in 2017.

Lou Brown - AADPA Board Member

Louise Brown

Louise is a PhD Candidate at Curtin University, ADHD consumer advisor for Deakin University, accredited but non-practicing registered nurse and ADHD coach, and a lived-experience advocate. As an Appointed Director to AADPA, Lou passionate about ensuring individuals with ADHD receive evidence-based care that facilitates the development of self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-compassion, along with the knowledge and skills required to live a full and rewarding life and thrive with ADHD.

Dr Kelsie Boulton

Kelsie is a Postdoctoral Researcher at The University of Sydney and Research Fellow in the CAN Research team. She completed her PhD in 2019, with her doctoral work focussing on attentional and behavioural underpinnings of social processing in neurodevelopmental and anxiety disorders. She works closely with services across the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network to integrate research with clinical practice and identify and respond to transdiagnostic needs in children and families accessing these services. 

Dr Anna Seth

Dr Anna Seth, MBBS, DRANZCOG (Adv), DCH, FRACGP, is a Tasmanian based GP with an interest in Mental Health. divides her time between clinical work and a role with Primary Health Tasmania as a clinical editor for HealthPathways, which includes multidisciplinary collaboration on local guidelines and system improvements, along with GP education delivery.

Prof. Sarah Romans

Prof. Sarah Romans

Sarah is a New Zealand academic social psychiatrist, who has worked at the University of Otago ( Dunedin and Wellington) and University of Toronto. Her research interests have been mood disorders and women’s mental health. She currently runs a part-time private consulting practice in Wellington, Aoteoroa New Zealand


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