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Dr Leo Chen (LC) is a consultant psychiatrist and lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry, Central Clinical School, Monash University. He is Director of Psychiatry Training at Alfred Health and Head of the Psychopharmacology Research Team at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre.

Dr Chen has worked in clinical and academic psychiatric settings since 2010. His experience in clinical trials started in 2013, working with Professor Paul Fitzgerald in Australia's first TMS research and clinical settings. His research in using TMS to treat depression has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at local and international scientific conferences.

Dr Chen has been proactive in medical and psychiatry education at both under- and post-graduate levels for well over a decade. As Director of Psychiatry Training at Alfred Health, he leads the training program at one of Australia’s most reputable and innovative mental health services, where he oversees the education and career progression needs of approximately 50 psychiatry trainees.

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

Education/Academic qualification


AFRACMA, Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA)

FRANZCP, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Master of Psychiary, University of Melbourne

External positions

Director of Psychiatry Training, Alfred Hospital

2021 → …

Director of TMS, Epworth Foundation (trading as Epworth HealthCare)

2017 → …

Consultant Psychiatrist, Alfred Hospital

2015 → …

Research area keywords

  • Neurostimulation
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Psychiatry

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