Brian Draper is an old age psychiatrist and Conjoint Professor, School of Psychiatry, University of NSW, Sydney Australia. He is Clinical Lead, Academic Department for Old Age Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick. He recently completed 2 terms as Board Member of the International Psychogeriatric Association. He is past Chair of FPOA and was foundation Chair of the FPOA Advanced Training Committee. He has published over 350 scientific articles on clinical aspects of dementia and cognitive disorders in the community, hospitals and residential aged care, late life suicidal behavior, alcohol and substance use, depression, carer stress and professional development.