MBBS Grad Dip Soc Sci [Psych] FRANZCP FAChAM [RACP]
Professor David Crompton was awarded an Order of Australia (OAM) for development of community based mental health services for veterans, and the development of community Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and anxiety and substance abuse treatment services. In May 2017, he received the prestigious Margaret Tobin Award from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), as the RANZCP Fellow who has made the most significant contribution to administrative psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand in the preceding 5 years.
Professor Crompton worked in private practice as a rural general practitioner prior to commencing psychiatry training and spent 12 years in private psychiatry practice.
Professor Crompton has subsequently held leadership roles in Queensland Health and New South Wales Health Mental Health Services.
Research interests include:
- impact of disasters on psychological and physical health in Queensland
- treatment PTSD and anxiety
- clinical redesign
- recovery orientated addiction and mental health care
- health economics
- Imaging PTSD – 3D spectroscopy and use of Radiomics for PTSD Management
- Microanatomy of memory and stress – novel use of pharmacological agents to prevent fear memories