Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists, author, broadcaster and specialist in parenting, children, adolescents and mental health.
Dr Carr-Gregg currently works in private practice in Melbourne and is the Commonwealth Government representative on the Board of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation and is the Consultant Psychologist to Australian Boarding Schools Association. In 2003 he was one of the founding members of the National Coalition Against Bullying.
Dr Carr-Gregg is the author of 17 books on adolescents, mental health and wellbeing and he is working on his 18th.
He wrote his PhD at the University of NSW on adolescents with cancer and in 1985, and founded the world’s first national teenage cancer patients support group, Canteen. He subsequently moved to NZ where he became a political lobbyist for the New Zealand Cancer Society heading up the Coalition Against Tobacco Advertising and Promotion.
Dr Carr-Gregg was the inaugural Director of the NZ Drug Foundation before being appointed Head of Education and Training at the Centre for Adolescent Health at The Royal Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne, where he developed and taught the Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare.
In 2015 he was appointed the Managing Director of the Young and Well Co-operative Research Centre and developed an interest in the use of technology for building wellbeing in young people.