Adjunct Professor Bruce Lawford

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Area: Psychiatry

Dr Lawford is a psychiatrist with particular expertise in addictions, post-traumatic stress disorder, depressive disorders, schizophrenia, pharmacogenetics, molecular genetics, and adverse effects of anti-psychotic medications.

Expert Witness

Dr Lawford has experience preparing independent medicolegal reports for state and federal government agencies and has provided evidence at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.


Dr Lawford is author or contributing-author of many articles in the areas of addiction, schizophrenia, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder published in peer-reviewed journals.  A full list of publications is available on request.

Referenced Textbooks

Dr Lawford’s original research is quoted in over sixty medical textbooks published in the areas of addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and mood disorder.


  • 1978   Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University, Melbourne
  • 1985   Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • 2002   Fellow of the Australian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (Royal Australian College of Physicians)

Current Positions

  • Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane
  • Consultant Psychiatrist, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane
  • Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology
  • Member of the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

Relevant Past Professional Experiences

  • 2007 – 2014   Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology, School of Life Sciences, Brisbane
  • 1997 – 2000   Senior Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry, The University of Queensland, Brisbane
  • 1995 – 1997   Visiting Consultant Psychiatrist, Biala Methadone Clinic, Brisbane
  • 1986 – 1998   Visiting Consultant Psychiatrist, Wolston Park Hospital, Brisbane
  • 1993 – 1998   Visiting Consultant Psychiatrist, John Oxley Memorial Hospital, Brisbane (Forensic Psychiatry)
  • 1981 – 1985   Registrar in Psychiatry (Trainee), Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
  • 1978 – 1981   Resident Medical Officer, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

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