Associate Professor Campbell Paul is a consultant infant, child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, and Honorary Principal Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne.
As a child psychiatrist at the Children’s Hospital, he has seen an increasing number of very young children and adolescents experiencing gender dysphoria. Campbell worked initially with paediatric endocrinologist Garry Warne and subsequently with Michelle Telfer from the Department of Adolescent Medicine – colleagues from several other hospital departments – to establish the Royal Children’s Hospital Gender Service. In establishing the service, there has been very close collaboration with many parents and young people. There has been a significant increase in the number of young people seen in the Gender Service.
Campbell is a member of both Australian and New Zealand and World Professional Associations for Transgender Health. In 1992, Campbell and colleagues Frances Salo and Brigid Jordan established postgraduate courses in infant and parent mental health. He is president-elect of the board of directors of the World Association for Infant Mental Health and is director of the Australian training centre for Newborn Behavioural Observation (NBO) at the Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne.