Current Work

AISRAP: Epidemiology of Suicide, Translation of research into clinical practice
Health system factors that influence suicide
Evaluation of disaster mental health interventions
Evaluation of Addiction and Mental Health Service clinical services
Evaluation of of use of NGO staff to improve clinical outcomes
Reducing coercive language and behaviour in inpatient mental health units
Use of MRS to assess brain activity in PTSD, Depression, TBI and Chronic Pain

Expertise Keywords

  • Mental health
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Suicide

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 10 (Other: 10)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship



Professor David Crompton OAM
MBBS (Queensland), Grad. Dip. Soc. Sci. (Psych), University of New England, FRANZCP, FRAChAM (RACP) Faculty Addiction Medicine (RANZCP)
Professor David Crompton was awarded an Order of Australia (OAM) for development of community based mental health services for veterans, and the development of community Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and anxiety and substance abuse treatment services.
Awarded RANZCP Margaret Tobin Award (2017) for Leadership in Mental Health Administration
Professor Crompton worked in private practice as a rural general practitioner prior to commencing psychiatry training and spent 12 years in private psychiatry practice.
Professor Crompton has subsequently held leadership roles in Queensland Health and New South Wales Health Mental Health Services.
Research interests include:
• impact of disasters on psychological and physical health in Queensland
• treatment PTSD and anxiety
• clinical redesign
• recovery orientated addiction and mental health care
• health economics
• suicide
• Imaging PTSD – 3D spectroscopy and use of Radiomics for PTSD Management
• Microanatomy of memory and stress – novel use of pharmacological agents to prevent fear memories
Professor Crompton contributes to a significant number of organisations/committees. His roles include and have included:
• Chair Southern Queensland Mental Health Clinical Cluster (Queensland Health)
•Australian Council on Health Standards (ACHS) surveyor
•Project lead for the activate: mind & body initiative
• Head of Centre Trauma, Loss and Disaster Recovery
• Clinical Consultant, Translational Research Institute