Associate Professor Ed Heffernan

Associate Professor Ed Heffernan

Associate Professor Ed Heffernan

Ed Heffernan is the Director of the Queensland Forensic Mental Health Service and an Associate Professor in Psychiatry at The University of Queensland. With over 20 years’ experience working at the interface of the mental health and criminal justice systems, Ed has played a key role in developing Queensland’s Mental Health and Police programmes over the past five years. Ed works closely with members of the Queensland Police and Ambulance Services to improve first responses to mental health crises and is leading a large collaborative suicide prevention research project Partners in Prevention: Understanding and Enhancing First Responses to Suicide Crisis Situations.

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