Dr. Frances Dark has worked for the Princess Alexandra Mental Health Service as a Consultant Psychiatrist for 27 years.
She has a strong interest in psychosocial rehabilitation for consumers with mental illness, and has pioneered innovative programs in Queensland such as social cognition and cognitive remediation groups. Dr. Dark has a strong research history, including a publication in Nature genetics. She has been actively involved in community organization’s including being an advisor to Headway, and on the boards of Open Minds and the Queensland branch of the Mental Illness Fellowship Australia. She has previously worked on the Princess Alexandra Hospital Disaster Committee and ran training workshops on psychological aspects of disaster for staff with the assistance of the senior social worker and other employees.
Dr. Dark is currently the Director of the Rehabilitation Academic Clinical Unit for Metro South Mental Health Services, and the Director of the statewide Deafness and Mental Health Service.