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Steering Committee

Professor Greg Murray

Ph. D, FAPS, BA(Hons), BSc, MPsych

Member

Professor Greg Murray, PhD is an Australian academic clinical psychologist. He is Director of Swinburne University’s Centre for Mental Health, a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, and patron of Bipolar Life. He has a national and international reputation for mental health research, being ranked in the top 1% of researchers worldwide in the fields of bipolar disorders, circadian rhythms, personality and affect.  Greg has won multiple individual awards for research and teaching, and delivered professional development workshops for hundreds of psychologists and psychiatrists across Australia and overseas.

Sean O'Carrol

BA (Hons), AdvDip GradCert AdvCert (counselling), MA

Member

Psychotherapist, Lecturer

Sean O’Carroll is a psychotherapist in private practice in Melbourne, Australia. He has a background in philosophy, transpersonal psychology, and a number of psychotherapeutic modalities including relational gestalt therapy and creative arts therapy. He has been teaching and training psychotherapists since 2011, and is the director of Wild Mind. His MA research thesis (2014 – 2017) involved a phenomenological exploration into the experience of being alone with nature, and in 2018 he developed and delivered Australia’s first tertiary level course in eco-psychotherapy to training therapists.

Sean’s work under the banner of Wild Mind employs non-ordinary states of consciousness to support health and wholeness. This work is grounded in various state-change technologies including dance/movement, nature-based practices and a variety of other psychotherapeutic processes. Sean does not facilitate psychedelic journeys for legal reasons, but works closely with members of the Melbourne medicine community in a psychotherapeutic capacity, supporting the exploration and integration of psychedelic experiences.

Dr Alana Roy

Ph. D Psychology, B. A Social Work (MHSW)

Member

Psychologist, Social Worker, Teacher Researcher

Dr Alana Roy is a psychologist, social worker and therapist with a background in mental health, suicide prevention, trauma and abuse. Alana works at several universities as a Research Fellow and supervisor of students on placement. She is dedicated to psychedelic assisted psychotherapy and plant medicines. She has engaged with, and provides integration therapeutic support services for communities across Australia. Alana passionately advocates for public policy, community education and legislative changes so that these treatments are regulated and supported by a skilled sector.

Renee Harvey

M.A. in Clinical Psychology

Member

Manager of Psychedelic Therapy Training Program

Renee has had a long career as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS in the UK. More recently she was an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London in the study of psilocybin for treatment resistant depression. She has been responsible for leading in service development for people with complex emotional needs across Sussex (UK), establishing three specialist services, including staff appointments, training and supervision, and in clinical delivery in these services. She established various training courses and treatment programmes during this time, and regularly delivered lectures and courses at various levels. Renee specialised in training clinicians in skills for working with individuals with complex needs across the UK as well as internationally, including Europe, and Japan. Renee was also a key member of developing psychedelic interest groups in Brighton, and in establishing and running a psychedelic Integration Circle in Brighton UK.
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