Professor Lorraine Dennerstein

Professor Lorraine Dennerstein AO


  • M.B., B.S. University of Melbourne, 1970
  • Ph.D. Monash University, 1979
  • D.P.M. University of Melbourne, 1981
  • M.R.A.N.Z.C.P. Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 1981
  • F.R.A.N.Z.C.P. Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 1983
  • HonDMedSc University of Melbourne, 2012

Present Classification

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne
  • Founding Director, Platinum Medico-Legal Pty Ltd

Teaching & Research

Prof. Dennerstein has been involved with interdisciplinary teaching and research in the fields of women's mental health and psychosexual dysfunction throughout her career.

Awards & Honours

Prof. Dennerstein's achievements for medical education in relation to women's health issues have been recognised by the Australian government and by the international medical community with multiple awards.

Elected & Honorary Positions

Prof. Dennerstein has been elected president of national and international medical specialist organizations; a journal editor; and chaired university and other committees.

Books & Publications

Prof. Dennerstein has authored or edited 24 books, 295 articles in refereed journals, 19 abstracts, 9 letters to the editor, 37 non-refereed papers, 150 chapters in multi-authored books and conference proceedings, and 3 reports.

Platinum Medico Legal

Platinum Medico-Legal

Platinum Medico-Legal offers a premium service of academic and clinical excellence for complex and high value medico-legal cases in order to meet a recognized need for this service.

Psychiatric Medico-legal Services

Professor Lorraine Dennerstein speaking at the conference

Professor Lorraine Dennerstein AO is a legally qualified medical practitioner, registered by The Medical Board of Australia and is a specialist psychiatrist.

Prof. Dennerstein AO has provided specialist psychiatric services for over three decades and medico-legal evaluations and reports for over two decades.

She has provided medico-legal expert evidence for plaintiffs, defendants and the courts on a range of areas including homicide, sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, standard of psychiatric care and the psychiatric sequelae of injuries and surgical procedures.