Alexander McFarlane is professor of psychiatry at the University of Adelaide in Australia. He is a recognised international expert in the field of post-traumatic stress disorder and is a past president of both the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
In 2003, Professor McFarlane was presented with the Robert Laufer Award for outstanding scientific achievemnt in the study of the effects of traumatic stress. He is the senior advisor in psychiatry to the Australian Defence Force and the Australian Centre for Post Traumatic Mental Health. He is also an advisor to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs on a scientific investigation of Gulf War syndrome. He has acted as an advisor to many groups in post-disaster situations, including the Kuwaiti Government and the United Nations. He has lectured and run workshops in Europe, the United States of America, Asia and South Africa.