Richard Bryant

Director, Traumatic Stress Clinic
Scientia Professor & NHMRC Leadership Fellow
School of Psychology
University of New South Wales




Professor Richard Bryant of UNSW is the world’s leading authority in early psychological responses to traumatic events. Professor Bryant has developed early interventions to manage posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after trauma. He has developed novel assessment and treatment programs for people with PTSD. These protocols have been translated into over 15 languages and are used in many countries. He has identified the first trials of genetic and neural predictors of treatment response for PTSD, as well as the first trials in treating PTSD in first responders.

Professor Bryant has collaborated with the World Health Organization to develop and evaluate scalable mental health programs in low-and-middle-income countries. This program has been evaluated in multiple countries and is now globally disseminated by the WHO as a recommended treatment for people affected by adversity. Professor Bryant has been widely recognised for the innovation and impact of his work. He has written six books, 75 book chapters, and 680 journal articles. He has been an ISI Highly Cited Researcher since 2019.