About Us » Dr Michael Dudley
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Michael has been the Chairperson of the SPA Board since 2001. Working as a Psychiatrist at Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals, Michael has extensive experience in working with youth, indigenous people, and refugees who at risk of suicide and self harm. Michael is a Conjoint Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales and conducts research into risk and protective factors in youth across metropolitan and regional areas of Australia.
Michael is currently a member of both the Australian Suicide Prevention Advisory Committee (ASPAC) and the Advisory Board of Inspire Foundation’s ‘Reach Out!’ Program. Michael is motivated by the possibility of prevention in the tragedy of suicide, and by the collective hope that organisations like SPA provide for pursuing the goal of achieving an inclusive society. Michael’s personal interests include religion and culture, drama, mindfulness and cricket.