Professor Tarun Bastiampillai has worked as psychiatrist for 17 years in both the UK and Australia and is a Professor of Psychiatry at Flinders University. He was appointed the SA Health Executive Director of Mental Health Strategy between 2015-2018 and as a Clinical Director between 2010-2014.
He has utilised an evidence-based approach to policy and strategy, integrating clinical research and informatics with his executive leadership roles.
His research relates specifically to mental health service planning, clinical informatics, suicide epidemiology and clozapine psychopharmacology.
He has published his research in high impact journals inclusive of JAMA, Lancet, Lancet Psychiatry, JAMA Psychiatry, Molecular Psychiatry, MJA and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry