Dr Benjamin Veness is a medical doctor with sub-specialty qualifications in child and adolescent psychiatry. He also has qualifications in accounting and public health, with a broad range of experience spanning corporate strategy, governance and advocacy. Benjamin’s Churchill Fellowship resulted in a ground-breaking report, ‘The Wicked Problem of University Student Mental Health’, that has been widely quoted in the media and other publications, and has helped catalyse significant changes within the tertiary education sector. Benjamin is regularly invited to present on this topic at conferences throughout Australia. While studying medicine, Benjamin represented 17,000 medical students as President of the Australian Medical Students’ Association, was awarded the Edmund Barton Medal from The University of Sydney, and was twice-elected to the Senate of The University of Sydney. He has written for a variety of mainstream and medical outlets, and has been heavily involved in national efforts to improve the mental health of medical students and medical practitioners.
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