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Dr Shane Cross

Director of Clinical and Service Implementation

Shane is the Director of Clinical and Service Implementation on Project Synergy; a Clinical Researcher in the Youth Mental Health Research Team at the Brain and Mind Centre of The University of Sydney and a Senior Clinical Psychologist with 20 years’ experience in child, adolescent and young adult mental health across primary, secondary and tertiary service settings. For the past 10 years, he has worked in clinical leadership and management roles across 3 headspace services. 

His PhD research, under Professor Ian Hickie, was in the design and implementation of a novel clinical staging stepped-care service model. Its aim is to provide more personalised care by aligning the needs of the person to the appropriate level of intervention, while routinely monitoring clinical and functional outcomes. This clinical model has since been implemented in a number of early intervention services in Australia and internationally. His primary current research interest is in testing new clinical interventions and service models aided by technology in real world services, and measuring the impact on service quality. He sits on a number of mental health advisory boards in the community, provides training and supervision to health professionals and lectures in a number of postgraduate mental health courses.