Professor Mitchell provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services of patients with depression and bipolar disorder. He sees patients in the Level 3 consulting suites at Northside Group St Leonards Clinic and admits patients to the inpatient Mood Disorders Unit.
Professor Mitchell is the Director of the Mood Disorders Service at Northside Group St Leonards Clinic. He is Scientia Professor in the School of Psychiatry at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia; Board Member, Anika Foundation for Adolescent Depression and Suicide; Chair and Board Member, Bipolar Australia; and Convener of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders conference to be held in Sydney in March 2019. His research and clinical interests are in bipolar disorder and depression, with a particular focus on: predictors of the development of bipolar disorder in at-risk individuals; molecular genetics of bipolar disorder; pharmacological and psychological treatments for bipolar disorder and depression; clinical phenomenology of bipolar disorder and depression; and neurostimulatory therapies for depression.
Professor Mitchell has published over 500 peer-reviewed papers, books or book chapters. He serves on the editorial boards of ‘Psychiatric Genetics’, ‘CNS Drugs’, ‘CNS Spectrums’, ‘Frontiers in Behavioral and Psychiatric Genetics’, ‘Future Neurology’, ‘International Journal of Bipolar Disorders’, ‘Journal of Affective Disorders’, ‘Medicine Today’ and ‘Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology’. In 2002 he was awarded the Senior Research Award of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). In 2004, he received the Founders Medal of the Australasian Society for Psychiatry Research. In 2008, he was invited to give the endowed Samuel Novey Lecture in Psychological Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. In the 2010 Australia Day honours list Professor Mitchell was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for service to medical education, particularly in the field of psychiatry, as an academic, researcher and practitioner, through contributions to the understanding, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses.
In 2013 he was awarded the College Citation of the RANZCP for exceptional service to psychiatry. In 2015, he was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. In 2017, he was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
Professor Mitchell sees adult patients and older adolescents.