Richard Kanaan

National Keynote, Neurology

Professor, The University of Melbourne, Australia

    Professor Richard Kanaan studied mathematics and philosophy in Oxford and Los Angeles, before training in medicine and psychiatry in London. He was a clinician and academic at the Maudsley Hospital/Institute of Psychiatry in London until he was appointed Chair of Psychiatry at Austin Hospital, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne in 2013.

    His special interests include conversion disorder (functional neurological disorder), schizophrenia and medical deception. He founded and led specialist clinics treating patients with functional neurological symptoms in London and now in Melbourne.