Published on March 30th, 2016 | by St Peter's College


Australia’s leading Child and Adolescent Psychologist to deliver a Public Lecture at St Peter’s College

Australia’s leading Child and Adolescent Psychologist will deliver a Public Lecture at St Peter’s College on Wednesday 6 April 2016 at 7.00pm.

‘Why We Need Digital Disruption in Young People’s Mental Health’ will be the topic of Australia’s most widely recognised Child and Adolescent Psychology, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg’s, much anticipated Public Lecture.

As the internet enters its third incarnation, Dr Carr-Gregg will discuss how technology is getting speedier and cleverer. He will explore the latest research which tells us that young people are using smart phones and downloading apps at a higher rate than any other part of the population.

Dr Carr-Gregg will assert that a sceptical media focus has been on the downside of the technology in the form of cyber bullying, sexting, malware and scams, there is a substantial upside. Smart phones and tablets have become high-tech human “appendages” which are used to fight corruption, bring down dictatorships, make purchases, improve education and has created unprecedented opportunities to promote positive mental health, enable diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental illness on a scale never imagined.

In this presentation, Dr Carr-Gregg will outline some of the latest developments in how technology is helping young people manage their wellbeing, and how mental health professionals increasingly are turning to web based programs smart phone apps and biometric devices to help treat and support young people with mental health problems.

St Peter’s College Headmaster, Simon Murray said the Rex J Lipman Fellows program, established in 2011, has attracted over 15,000 members of the South Australian public to visit St Peter’s College to hear other Fellows speak.

“The Fellows Program is one of the most ambitious, publicly-spirited education programs created in the School’s 169-year history,” he said.

“Our objective is to give boys at the School and members of the public the opportunity to meet, discuss, debate and engage with inspiring leaders in a diversity of fields.”

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg’s lecture will herald the start of the 2016 Rex J Lipman Fellowship Public Lecture Series at St Peter’s College.

Other information

  • Since 2011 over 37 Fellows have delivered Public Lectures.
  • Fellows have included: Dr Patrick McGorry AO, Baroness Susan Greenfield (CBE British scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords), and Dr Mario Alvarez-Jimenez (CR Roper Fellow, Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne).
  • The Rex J Lipman Fellows program is named in honour of benefactor, the late Dr Rex J Lipman AO ED who attended St Peter’s College from 1933-1937.
  • All funds raised through the Gold Coin entry donation have been given to local South Australian charities.

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