Professor Adam Guastella

Professor Adam Guastella is the Michael Crouch Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health. His position is based at both Sydney Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney. His work aims to build collaborative partnerships between researchers, clinicians, and services to ensure that children and families receive the best available assessments and treatments to support well-being. As part of this role, he is the co-lead of the Child-Neurodevelopment and Mental Health Team for the University of Sydney. This team aims to solve complex problems for children with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families with a team of multi-disciplinary professors across the university. He is also the co-lead for the child bio-informatics hub for the University of Sydney, applying technology application to support well-being and research with families.

His research interests include Clinical Trials, Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Child Development, Autism, Social Anxiety, Social Neurobiology, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy.


Research Fellow


  • Psychology