About Dr CHristian Heim
Dr. Christian Heim is an award-winning clinical psychiatrist, Australian music lecturer (= US professor) and a Churchill fellow. He is an associate senior lecturer at the University of Queensland in the School of Medicine and in music has lectured at Manhattan School of Music, The University of Newcastle and had a tenured position at the University of Wollongong where he was nominated for a teaching award. He was on staff at several Australian hospitals. During his 18 years of continuing psychiatry practice he has heard the stories of thousands of people.
Dr. Heim has a PhD from the University of Sydney and has published research articles and music compositions. He is the 2014 recipient of the Newton-John award for innovation and creativity and the 2000 Blackwell Award for Critical Reasoning in Science. His music compositions are played on ABC Classic FM.
His writings and public lectures reference medicine and music and cover a range of topics – the mental health crisis, neuroplasticity, the pleasure myth, the neurobiology of love, healthy relationships as a protective factor – but primarily focus on how to get the right DOSE of brain chemicals to help overcome 21st Century mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, suicide, trauma, personality disorders and addictions. Dr. Heim speaks from a place of deep compassion and authority. His talks all combine science, music and large doses of Australian humour.
He loves taking long walks along deserted Australian beaches with his love-partner Caroline, playing piano, laughing with his boys, and eating celery.