Five minutes with ...Dr Brett Emmerson

Dr Emmerson is the executive director of Metro North Mental Health. With a budget of $172 million and 1100 staff, it is one of the largest mental health services in Queensland. He is also an associate professor in Psychiatry at the University of Queensland and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2017 Australia Day honours list for his services to mental health.

Our patch

We have three very different catchment areas. There is the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital which is inner-city -&lsquo