Sebastian Rosenberg


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Dr Sebastian Rosenberg is Associate Professor at the Mental Health Policy Unit, Health Research Institute, University of Canberra and Senior Lecturer, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney

 Sebastian was a public servant in both state and federal departments of health for 16 years, before joining the (then) Mental Health Council of Australia, as Deputy CEO, from 2005-2009.  During this time, he began a PhD (part-time), focusing on the issue of accountability for mental health in Australia.  This PhD was completed in 2017.  Sebastian has worked as a consultant on several mental health and suicide prevention projects in Australia and New Zealand.  He has been a member of several boards, councils and committees in relation to different aspects of mental health, particularly in relation to the psychosocial service sector.

Sebastian’s expertise is in mental health policy, leading the Mental Health Policy Unit at the University of Canberra and the Economics and Systems Science stream at the Brain and Mind Centre. He is a member of the EMPOWER Project Consortium, jointly funded by the EU Horizon Scheme and the National Health and Medical Research Council. Sebastian has numerous journal publications and is a regular contributor to public debate about mental health policy in Australia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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