Introducing Professor David Barton, Psychiatrist

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Professor David Barton


A Senior Psychiatrist collaborating with Lex Medicus to offer psychiatric reports for patients over the age of 18.

Professor Barton is an Academic and Clinical Psychiatrist, who works as a Senior Consultant at Ballarat Health Services, a Consultation Liaison Psychiatrist within the Acquired Brain Injury Unit at Caulfield Hospital and is the Director of Mental Health Services at South Eastern Private. Professor Barton is also a Senior Research Scientist at the Human Neurotransmitter Laboratory at the BakerIDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, an Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne and is an Adjunct Professor at Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre.

To inform his medico-legal opinion and reports, Professor Barton has participated in extensive training and professional development activities internationally, including with the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH). He has also contributed widely to the medical profession through journals, books, academic and government articles, as well as presenting regularly at conferences in Australia and internationally.

Professor Barton specialises in general adult and older persons Psychiatry and has a particular interest in the field of Neuropsychiatry, Acquired Brain Injury and the association between Depression and Cardiovascular disease.

To book a client with Professor Barton, please contact Lex Medicus reception on: (03) 9827 8093 or by email at:

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