Advocacy & Support for

Borderline Personality Disorder
& Complex Trauma


A/Prof Jo Beatson OAM

Associate Professor Beatson is a Clinical Associate Professor (honorary) in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and Senior Clinical Advisor at Spectrum Personality Disorder Service for Victoria.

Since Spectrum’s beginnings in 1999, Associate Professor Beatson’s work there has aimed to improve clinical understandings, access to treatment and treatment effectiveness for borderline personality disorder (BPD) in Victoria and Australia-wide.

Associate Professor Beatson shows enormous dedication and commitment as a clinician, researcher, teacher and advocate for better treatment options, and has contributed substantially to changing negative community and professional attitudes towards people living with BPD.