Concept Creep in Mental Health

Free Public Lecture

Concept Creep in Mental Health

Lowe Theatre (ground floor)
Redmond Barry Building


Our concepts of mental disorder have expanded greatly in recent decades – a phenomenon sometimes referred to as 'concept creep'. What are the drivers of this growth in concepts and what are its implications, positive and negative?

Please join the current Mental Health PhD program co-directors Professor Nick Haslam, Professor Jane Pirkis, Professor Bernhard Baune, and former co-director Professor Malcolm Hopwood for a discussion of the implications of these important issues. All interested are welcome! As an audience member you will be encouraged to actively engage with the dialogue and share your point of view.


  • Professor Bernhard Baune
    Professor Bernhard Baune, Professor of Psychiatry
  • Professor Malcolm Hopwood
    Professor Malcolm Hopwood, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Jane Pirkis
    Professor Jane Pirkis, Director, Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • Professor Nick Haslam
    Professor Nick Haslam, The University of Melbourne