Dr Mark Cross is a Psychiatrist with a background of medical training in South Africa, and Specialist Training and consultant work in England and in Australia. Specialising in adult general psychiatry and Consultation Liaison, specifically HIV, he has worked in psychiatry for 26 years.
Dr Cross set up a Psychiatric Consultation service to the HIV department at the Homerton Hospital in Hackney, London, which won an NHS award in 2004. He moved to Sydney in 2005, initially as Director of Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry at Liverpool Hospital and then in 2006 he was appointed Clinical Director of Psychiatry, remaining medical head of the department until October 2014.
In 2014, Dr Cross started a private practice at Northside Macarthur Clinic in Campbelltown, followed by an additional practice at Northside Cremorne Clinic in 2016. He joins Holdsworth House Medical Practice in 2017.
Dr Cross is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW and was awarded a teaching award by the School of Psychiatry at UNSW in 2014. He was the senior clinical lead and one of the developers of the TV series “Changing Minds” with the first series broadcasting on the ABC in 2014 and the second in 2015. The first series was nominated for a Logie – both series won various health and media awards.
Dr Cross was awarded the NSW RANZCP Meritorious Award for 2015 for his “significant contribution to Psychiatry” and was a recipient of a 2015 NSW Premier’s Award for service to public health. His book, “Changing Minds, The Go-To Guide to Mental Health for You, Family and Friends” is published by the ABC /Harper Collins, 2016.
Dr Cross is a board member of the national mental health charity, SANE Australia. He has interests in youth mental health, complex trauma, PTSD, Bipolar, MH in the workplace, women’s mental health as well as sexuality and identity issues.