Prof Walterfang has been a consultant neuropsychiatrist at the Statewide Neuropsychiatry Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital for more than 15 years, and is involved in the inpatient and outpatient management of neuropsychiatric disorders. He completed his PhD in 2011 where he looked at the relationship of the structure of the corpus callosum to major psychiatric illness. His PhD was awarded both the University of Melbourne’s Chancellor’s Prize and the Faculty of Medicine’s Dean’s Prize. Additionally he holds academic appointments at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. His research has focussed on computational neuroimaging analysis in psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders, leading to more than 100 Medline-indexed publications. He has an active interest in rare disorders, including callosal agenesis, and rare neurometabolic disorders.
Mark became an AusDoCC advisor in 2016 and was awarded the title of ‘Professor’ in 2017.