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Steve Kisely



Email: skisely@dal.ca
Phone: +61 7 3176 6438
Mailing Address: 
School of Medicine
The University of Queensland
Level 4, Building 1, Princess Alexandra Hospital
pswich Road, Woolloongabba
Research Topics:
  • Psychiatric epidemiology
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Somatoform
  • Mental health services and outcomes


Related information


MB ChB (Bristol)
MSc (Manchester)
MD (Manchester)
Grad Dip Ed (Murdoch)
GDADS (Adelaide)
PhD (Griffith)

Research interests

Physical/psychiatric co-morbidity, community treatment orders, medically unexplained symptoms, shared/collaborative mental health care, psychiatric epidemiology/pharmaco-epidemiology, mental health surveillance using administrative data, systematic reviews/meta-analyses, and health services research

Selected publications

  • Preston N, Kisely S, Xiao J. Assessing the outcome of compulsory psychiatric treatment in the community: an epidemiological study from Western Australia. British Medical Journal  2002; 324: 1244-6 (http://bmj.com/cgi/content/abridged/324/7348/1244)
  • Kisely S, Cox M, Smith M, Lawrence D, Maaten S Does inequitable access to cardiological or neurological procedures contribute to preventable mortality in people with mental illness?" Can Med Assoc Journal  2007;176:779-78
  • Kisely S, Preston N, Xiao  J, Lawrence D, Louise S, Crowe E A population-based study of an intervention to reduce preventable death from physical illness in psychiatric patients. Can Med Assoc Journal 2012 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print]  DOI:10.1503/cmaj.121077.
  • Kisely S, Crowe E, Lawrence D, Assessing why people with mental illness are no more likely than the general population to develop cancer but more likely to die of it. JAMA Psychiatry. 2013 Feb;70(2):209-17. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.278. Archives of General Psychiatry  2012 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Lawrence D, Hancock K, Kisely S, The gap in life expectancy from preventable physical illness in psychiatric patients in Western Australia: retrospective analysis of population based registers. British Medical Journal. 2013 May 21; 346: f2539. doi:10.1136/bmj.f2539

Selected awards and honours

  • National Care IT Effectiveness Awards, UK – Special Award for Best Use of IT in Great Britain
  • RO Jones Award of the Canadian Psychiatric Association –  2008 Annual Conference
  • Nova Scotian Health Research Foundation’s Decade Club for services to research
  • Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association    
  • Pre-eminent senior medical officer award  (MO4), Queensland Health, Australia


  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, , Royal Australasian College of Physicians 
  • Fellowship of the UK Royal Institute of Public Health/ Royal Society of Public Health    
  • Fellowship of the Chapter of Addiction Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health, UK Royal Colleges of Physicians                  
  • Fellowship of the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists