Professor Julian Trollor is a neuropsychiatrist and holds the inaugural Chair of Intellectual Disability Mental Health at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He also heads the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry within the School of Psychiatry at UNSW.

Julian is involved in diverse research programs including ageing and cognitive decline in intellectual disability, intellectual disability in the criminal justice system, human rights and healthcare in intellectual disability, and ageing studies in the general population.

Julian is also developing and delivering courses in mental health and intellectual disability and works with Government Departments at both State and Federal level to improve capacity to deliver psychiatric services to people with an intellectual disability.

Research Interests:

1.      Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry

1.1.   Ageing and dementia in intellectually disabled adults

1.2.   Intellectual disability mental health within the criminal justice system

1.3.   Human rights issues in health care of intellectually disabled adults

1.4.   Access to mental health care for people with intellectual disability

1.5.   Genetic syndromes such as Fragile X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

1.6.   Data linkage in ID mental health

1.7.   Competencies, standards and training in ID mental health 

1.8.   Mental Health of Adults with Autistic Disorder

2.      Brain Ageing

2.1.   Determinants and correlates of brain ageing

2.2.   Brain imaging correlates of ageing

2.3.   Metabolic, cardiovascular and inflammatory factors in brain ageing

2.4.   Nutrition and brain ageing

3.      Other Neuropsychiatric Disorders:

3.1.   Neuropsychiatry of epilepsy

3.2.   Adult ADHD

3.3.   Drug induced movement disorders including NMS.


Broad Research Areas:

- Intellectual Disability

- Ageing/Neuroimaging

- Inflammation

- Cardiovascular and metabolic influences on cognition

- Psychiatry





Society Memberships & Professional Activities:

- Appointed to NSW Institute of Psychiatry Board 2012-

- Unconditional Registration, the New South Wales Medical Board, currently Medical Board of Australia 

- Fellow, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)

- Member, Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age, RANZCP

- Founder, Neuropsychiatry Section, RANZCP

- Cofounder, Intellectual and Developmental Disability Special Interest Group, RANZCP

- Member, the Australian Medical Association

- Member, NSW Council for Intellectual Disability

- Member, the Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation

- Member, National Association for the Dually Diagnosed

- Member, Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability

- Member, The Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research

- Member, International Neuropsychiatric Association

- Current Secretary & Treasurer, International Neuropsychiatric Association

- Member, The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability

- Member, Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes

- Member, Australian Association of Developmental Disability Medicine

- NSW Ombudsman Panel of Expert Advisers

- Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia, 2009-2014

- NSW Ministry of Health; Department of Family and Community Services, Joint Committee Intellectual   Disability Mental Health

- Executive Committee Member, NSW Health Agency for Clinical Innovation, Intellectual Disability Health Network

- Co-Chair, Research and Development Committee, NSW Health Agency for Clinical Innovation, Intellectual Disability Health Network

- Member, Christianity and Psychiatry Group

- Founding Member and Co-Convenor, Neuropsychiatry Interest Group

- Member, Movement Disorder Society

- Professional Member, Huntington's Disease Association

- Current member, Neuropsychiatric Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)

- Invited reviewer for a number of national and international medical/neuroscience journals


 Specific Research Keywords:

- Intellectual Disability

- Health Services Research

- Access to Health Care

- Dementia

- Brain Sciences

- Cognition

- Developmental Neuroscience

- Neuropsychiatric Disorders

- Neuroimaging

- Mental Health

- Mental Health Services

- Ageing

- Data Linkage