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Prof. Nicholas Glozier


  • Professor of Psychological MedicineCentral Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney
  • Consultant Psychiatrist. Sydney South West Area Health Service
  • Medical Assessor – NSW Personal Injury Commission

Experience and Qualifications
Prof. Glozier is a Professor in the Disciplines of Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney where he directs the psychiatric training for medical students at the Central Clinical School (RPA Hospital).  Prof. Glozier is a practicing Consultant Psychiatrist and was the first Consultant Occupational Psychiatrist practicing within the NHS in the United Kingdom. In addition, Prof. Glozier has advanced clinical qualifications in liaison psychiatry, which is the interface of psychiatric and physical disorders as well as medically unexplained syndromes. Prof. Glozier has a PhD in this area.  Prof. Glozier has conducted research, published widely in leading journals and been awarded grants in the areas of mental health disability, particularly work related, discrimination and stigma. Currently Prof. Glozier is a Chief Investigator on over $4.5 million of NHMRC and ARC research grants investigating links between mental illness and stroke, sleep disorders, epilepsy, and cardiovascular disease and is evaluating novel treatments in these areas of comorbidity. Prof. Glozier is also an investigator in a large NHMRC funded $11 million program into the transitions of youth mental distress into more stable adult forms of the disease.

Previously Prof. Glozier worked for the World Health Organisation and is an author of the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health.

Prof. Glozier has worked for a number of years in the medicolegal setting, particularly in the areas of work related disability associated with mental ill health.  Prof. Glozier has represented both appellants and respondents in approximately a 50:50 ratio. Prof. Glozier is an Approved Medical Specialist for NSW WorkCover Commission and a member of the Medical Appeal Panel.

  • BA (Hons) Physiology 1989 Magdalen College, Oxford University
  • MB, BS 1992 Imperial College, London University
  • MA 1995 Magdalen College, Oxford University
  • MSc Psychiatric Research. 1997 Institute of Psychiatry, London University:
  • MRCPsych 1997 Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • MSc Health Policy 2001 London School of Economics and London
  • Planning & Financing   School of  Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • PhD 2005     London University
  • FRANZCP  2008  Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Key Relevant Publications

  1. Glozier N. Workplace Effects of the Stigmatisation of Depression. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 1998; 40: 793-800.
  1. Glozier N. Depression and Disability. Current Medical Literature 2000; 3:49-53.
  1. Glozier N. Mental Ill Health and Fitness for Work. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2002; 59: 714- 720.
  1. Glozier N. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and Psychiatry: lessons from the first seven years. Psychiatric Bulletin. 2004; 28: 126-9.
  1. Main C, Glozier N, Wright I. Validity of the HSE stress tool: an investigation within four organizations by the Corporate Health and Performance Group. Occupational Medicine 2005; 55: 208-214.
  1. Glozier N. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: It’s tiring not knowing much- an in depth review for occupational health professionals. Occupational Medicine 2005; 35(1) 10-12
  1. Henderson M, Glozier N, Holland Elliott K. Long term sickness absence. British Medical Journal.  2005 330 802-3.
  1. Overland S, Glozier N, Mæland JG, Aaro LE, Mykletun A. Employment status and perceived health in the Hordaland Health Study: HUSK: BMC Public Health 2006, 6:219-228.
  1. Mykletun A, Øverland S, Dahl AA, Krokstad S, Bjerkeset O, Glozier N, Aarø LE, Prince M. A population-based cohort study of the effect of common mental disorder on disability pension awards. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2006 163: 1412-1418.
  1. Sivertsen B, Øverland S, Neckelmann D, Glozier N, Krokstad S, Pallesen S, Nordhus IH, Bjorvatan B, Mykletun A.  The long term effect of insomnia on work disability. The HUNT-II Study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2006;163:1018-1024.
  1. Simon Overland, Nicholas Glozier, Steinar Krokstad, and Arnstein Mykletun. Undertreatment Before the Award of a Disability Pension for Mental Illness: The HUNT Study. Psychiatric Services 2007;58 1479-1482
  1. Main C, Glozier N, Marshalll M, Jordan J, Wynne-Jones G. A systematic bibliography of the relationship between employee health and occupational performance. British Occupational Health Research Foundation. London. 2007
  1. Overland S, Glozier N, Sivertsen B, Stewart R, Neckelmann D, Krokstad S, Aarø LE, Mykletun A. A comparison of insomnia and depression as predictors of disability pension The HUNT Study. Sleep 2008;31(6):875-880
  1. Glozier N, Hackett M, Parag V, Anderson C. The influence of psychiatric morbidity on return to paid work after stroke in young adults: the Auckland Regional Community Stroke (ARCOS) study, 2002-2003. Stroke  2008;39:1526-1532.