Patrick Dennistoun McGorry AO (born 10 September 1952) is an Irish-born Australian psychiatrist. He is best known for his research and advocacy in mental health in young people. He is Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne. He is also a founding board member of headspace or the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. In 2010, he was named Australian of the Year.
McGorry was born in Dublin. In 1955, his family moved from the suburb of Finglas, north Dublin to Wales. They later moved to Australia in 1968. He is married to Merilyn Hawke. The couple have three children. He lives in Essendon, Victoria.
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- "2010 Australian of the Year". Australian of the Year Awards. Archived from the original on 21 March 2019. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
- Cantwell, Billy (26 January 2010). "Dublin-born psychiatrist named Australian Of The Year". The Irish Echo. Archived from the original on 26 March 2019. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
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