Gregory de Moore
Conference Presentations and Speaking Engagements



Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation (TJMF)

Co-presenter, Annual Lecture

Federal Court, Macquarie Street, Sydney

(upcoming in October 2017)


The Discovery of Lithium – a magical tale

Williamstown Literary Festival

Williamstown Town Hall

17 June 2017


The story of mental illness: Tom Wills and the legacy of life

Presentation to Ernst and Young, and business partners

Exhibition Street, Melbourne

24 May 2017


RANZCP National Conference

Adelaide, 2 May 2017

John Cade, lithium and the taming of bipolar disorder


UNSW Scienta

Neuropsychiatry conference

18 March 2017

Psychogenic Movement Disorders


Melbourne Cricket Club

26 December 2016

Sesquicentenary of Tom Wills and the aboriginal cricket team

Boxing Day Breakfast Interview with Damien Fleming

Melbourne Cricket Ground


Cricket Australia

13 December 2016

Inaugural Mullagh-Wills Oration

Tom Wills and the Indigenous Cricket team of 1866

Co-orator with Mick Dodson


Literary Event

Melbourne University Alumni function

17 November 2016

Panel discussion

Finding Sanity: John Cade, lithium and the taming of bipolar disorder. 


Opening of the Carrington Inn and Tom Wills Tavern

A celebration of the birth of Tom Wills

Bungendore, ACT


Unveiling of Artwork and announcement of Mullagh-Wills oration to celebrate the aboriginal cricket team of 1866-1868

Melbourne Cricket Ground

With James Sutherland CEO of the MCC, Fiona Clark (artist) and Greg de Moore (Mullagh-Wills oration)

20 October 2016


Gleebooks, Glebe, ‘In Conversation’, Interviewer – Robyn Williams

Sydney, 18 October 2016

Finding Sanity: John Cade, lithium and the taming of bipolar disorder.


Author Talk

14 October 2016

Ashfield Library

Mental Health Week

Finding Sanity: John Cade, lithium and the taming of bipolar disorder.


Presentation to celebrate the refurbishment of the Tom Wills gravesite

Crowd funding donor function

North Fitzroy Arms Hotel

15 September 2016


27 May 2016

Marngrook Football Round

Indigenous Celebration of Australian Rules football

Sydney Cricket Ground

‘Tom Wills grows up amongst aboriginal Australians’



20 January 2016

Jack Marsh History Lecture

Sydney Cricket Ground

(The lecture was recorded for YouTube; a synopsis of the lecture was printed and distributed to SCG members

The YouTube Lectures



3 May 2015

Bradman and International Cricket Museum


Opening of a new interactive exhibition and edited video documentary on Tom Wills and the Aboriginal Cricket team.


25-27 March 2015

International Cricket World Cup Conference

Luna Park, Sydney

Cricketers and Suicide – a historical perspective


12 January 2015

Australian Country Cricket Championship Dinner

The Foundry, Bendigo, Victoria.

‘Tom Wills and the aboriginal cricket team’


24 September 2014

Invited Luncheon Speaker for White Ribbon Charity Luncheon

St Kilda, Melbourne


1 July 2014

Key Note Speaker, Plenary Session

‘Cricket, Alcohol and Mental Health: A history & Workshop’

High Performance Centre

Cricket Australia, Brisbane


14 June 2014

Mental Health, the adolescent brain and mental illness

Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN)

Motivating Youth and Mental Health, Springwood


30 April 2014

‘Masterclass in Neuropsychiatry: Borderlands between Mind and Movement.

A series of case presentations.

A/P Fung, A/P de Moore, Dr Peppard and Prof Starkstein.

The Sydney Mint Café


6 October 2013

Festival of Ideas

The Brain and Mind for a Healthy Society

Evening, Saturday 5 October

The Brain Centre, University of Melbourne

While Scholar in Residence, Trinity College


19 June 2013

National Gallery of Victoria


Question and Answer session

After the showing of the Tom Wills video documentary


23 May 2013

St Joseph’s Secondary School

Hunters Hill, Sydney

Breakfast Forum: ‘Books and Blokes’


6 May 2013

Launch of the ‘Tom Wills’ Oval, Sydney Olympic Park

Presentation ceremony along with NSW Minister for Sport and CEO of the AFL.

Invited guest speaker


22 March 2013

Royal Adelaide Golf Club

Charity luncheon for Quadriplegia and Paraplegia, South Australia (PARAQUAD SA)

Invited Luncheon speaker


21 November 2012

Symposium, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute,

University House, Melbourne University

On the occasion of the opening of the new WEHI building

Invited Dinner Speaker: ‘from science to writing’.


22 October 2012

Special Dinner Guest Speaker

Fundraising Event for Western Suicide Prevention Initiative

Richmond, Windsor and North Richmond Rotary Clubs

Richard Rotary Club.NSW


6 October 2012, 18 May 2013

Mental Health and the adolescent brain

Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN)

Motivating Youth and Mental Health, Springwood


24-27 September 2012

Creating Futures Conference, Holiday Inn,

Port Moresby, PNG

Topic: Somatic presentations of psychiatric illness


30 August 2012

Guest Speaker

Tom Wills, the Grampians and aboriginal Australia

Clayfield Wines Dinner

Docklands, Melbourne


26 August 2012

The Aboriginal Cricket Team: Australia’s first international sports team

Bradman Museum

Bowral, NSW


29 June 2012

Inaugural South Australian RANZCP Branch Annual Dinner and Awards Evening

Guest After-Dinner Speaker: Sport, Alcohol and Australian History.

Venue: Adelaide Oval, S.A.


6 June 2012

Guest Speaker

Launch of community initiative information pack on suicide prevention.

Hawkesbury Function Centre at Clarendon, NSW

Western Sydney Suicide Prevention and Support Group.


18 May 2012

Battle of the West

Charity Sportsmen’s Lunch

The Ivy, George Street, Sydney


10 March 2012

Long Weekend Celebration of the First Cricket Team: An Indigenous XI

Harrow, Victoria

After-dinner speaker: The First Cricket XI


19 November 2011

Australian Custodial Health Medical Officers Conference2011

Dinner presentation

Mental Health, the Law and nineteenth century Australia


11 November 2011

Mental Health Consultation Liaison Nurses’ Association of NSW & ACT 11th Annual Conference

Dinner presentation, Sydney Harbour View Hotel

The role of narrative in exploring alcohol abuse and self-harm.


10 October 2011

Geelong Business Club

Geelong Football Club, Victoria

Topic: From 1858 to GWS


9-10 September 2011

Australasian Medical Writers’ Association Conference

North Sydney

Topic: A busy man’s guide to writing


2-3 April 2011

Neuropsychiatry: unusual psychiatric clinical stories

Australian and New Zealand Advanced Neurology Trainees’ Weekend

Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne


27-29 October 2010

HIMAA National Conference

Invited Speaker

Darling Harbour, Sydney

The role of medical record keeping – destruction, historical and scientific uses.

This presentation was awarded first prize $1500 as the audience-rated best presentation of the conference.


29 August-3 September 2010

46th Annual Papua New Guinea Medical Symposium

Wewak, PNG

Invited Speaker:

The role of psychiatry in a general hospital.

An outline of training offered to PNG psychiatric registrars when rotated to western Sydney.


30 July 2010


Postgraduate Weekend

ANZ Neuroscience Conference


Psychiatry and writing biography


25 June 2010

Celebrity Sports Luncheon

Southport Club


Sport, Australian History and Tom Wills


3, 4 June 2010

Sustain the Momentum: embedding dual diagnosis practice in organisations

Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative

Mantra Erskine Beach Resort, Lorne, Victoria

After dinner speaker: Alcohol, Sport and Australian History


23 May 2010

Sydney Writers’ Festival: Personal journeys in writing. 

Sydney, NSW


April 2010

Graduation Address to Science students

University of Western Sydney


25 September 2009

Vingt Cinq Grand Final Lunch

Sofitel Hotel

Tom Wills and Australian Rules Football


14 August 2009


Annual Dinner and Cultural Soiree

Guest Dinner Speaker


May 26, 2009

Public Lecture at the State Library of South Australia

‘Tom Wills’

Venue: Mortlock Chambers, State Library of SA


May 26, 2009

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Annual Congress

Title: ‘The suicide of Thomas Wentworth Wills’

Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre


August 15, 2008

NSWAFL The origins of Australian Rules Football. Panel discussion: Greg de Moore, Rhys Muldoon, Rick Quade, John Harms with Craig Davis as moderator.

Club Swans, Darlinghurst.


August 8, 2008

Melbourne Football Club President’s luncheon, Olympic Room, talk on biography on Tom Wills.


August 6, 2008

Book Launch of A National Game,

Victoria University.


July 15, 2008.

Title of conference: 150 Years of Australian Football.

Victoria University Conference Centre, Flinders Street, Melbourne.

Title of talk: The decline of Wills, and how his suicide may have shaped his legacy.


July 10, 2008, Media and Book launch of Tom Wills: His Spectacular Rise and Tragic Fall.

National Sports Museum, MCG. Book launched by Melbourne Football Club Chairman, Jim Stynes.


October 17, 2006, Invited Speaker, Advancing Parkinson’s, Concord Hospital

NSW Parkinson’s Association

Topic: Managing Psychiatric Disturbances in Parkinson’s Disease. 


September 6, 2006, Invited Speaker, Public Lecture, NSW State Parliament Theatrette,

Advancing Parkinson’s Seminar. 

Topic: Mood Disorders and Psychosis in Parkinson’s Disease.


September 4, 2006, Invited Speaker, Public Lecture, Melbourne, Victoria

The Life of Tom Wills.

Melbourne Cricket Ground.


June 16 –23, 2006, 3rd Westmead Vanuatu Conference

Port Villa, Vanuatu

The Health Burden of Mental Illness and Psychiatric Emergencies


June 7, 2006, Dystonia Australia Conference

Westmead Hospital, NSW

Invited speaker: Psychosocial Sequelae of Dystonia


February 25, 2006, Pfizer Neuroscience Symposium

Canberra, Hyatt Hotel, ACT

Invited Speaker: Psychogenic Disorders in Neurology


December, 2004, Understanding Suicide

Mental Health Review Tribunal,

Gladesville Hospital


July 2, 2004, Victoria University

Footy Fever Conference

Title:    ‘The nicest man I ever met’:

Tom Wills and the evolution of Australian football


Morganstein L, Oyebode F, Haque S and de Moore GM. Suicide Rates and the Olympic Games: can an International Sporting Event influence the suicide rate of the hosting country? The Royal College of Psychiatry, Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry, Annual Conference 4th-6th February 2004, Abstract Book, p. 14.


November 8, 2003, University of NSW

Australian Society for Sports History, Sydney Chapter

‘Rugby, History and the Remaking of the Class Game.’

Title:    The Tree of Life. 

Tom Wills, Rugby School and the evolution of Australian rules football.


Poster presentation for Australian Gastroenterology meeting
Cairns, Australia,

Abstract in Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2003) 18(supp) B5

Cyclical hyperemesis in association with cannabis abuse

JH Allen, JC Twartz, GM de Moore, R Heddle


July 3, 2003, Australian Catholic University

Australian Society of Sports History Conference XIV

Title: Cricketers, Soft Brains and Suicide.


2002, NSW Parkinson’s Disease Conference

Concord Hospital, NSW

Invited Speaker: Psychosis and Depression in Parkinson’s Disease


July 1999, Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Conference: Sport and Social Justice

Title of Talk: “Tom Wills: The Death of a Nineteenth-Century Hero”.


June 1997, World Congress of Dermatology

Sydney, Australia

Poster - The psychological aspects of facial kaposi’s sarcoma.


May 1997, Sydney, Australia, Consultation liaison psychiatry conference

Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry Congress

The psychological aspects of facial kaposi’s sarcoma.


March 1997, Adelaide, Australia

International Association for Suicide Prevention

Presentation 1.  A comparison of the survivors of shooting and jumping.

Presentation 2.  The 18 year follow up of 237 patients with deliberate self-harm.


May 1995, National Congress Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Inaugural National Consultation Liaison conference

Title: The clinical profile of survivors of violent self-harm

Port Douglas, Queensland.


March 1995, International Symposium on the role of botulinum toxin.

Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Psychogenic movement disorders.


November 1994, Japanese Society for General Hospital Psychiatry.

Morioka, Japan.  The role of the consultation liaison psychiatrist in assessment of violent suicide attempts.  Abstract published in the Japanese Journal of General Hospital Psychiatry.


February 1994, Public Health Association

Suicide Prevention - an examination of firearms as a means of attempted suicide.

Canberra, Australia.


September 1993, The clinical profile of survivors of self-shooting.

Second Sydney consultation liaison psychiatry conference, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital,

Sydney, Australia.


July 1993,

Invited speaker

Psychiatric aspects of dermatological disorders.

Roche symposium, Hyatt Hotel, Sydney, Australia.


July 1993, Second National conference on violence.

Canberra, Australia, Institute of Criminology.

Debate on firearms use and legislation.





Professor Philip Boyce

Academic Head, University of Sydney

Westmead Hospital

Westmead NSW 2145



Professor Carlos Zubaran

University of Western Sydney

Department of Psychiatry

Blacktown Hospital

Blacktown NSW



Emeritus Professor

Russell Meares

Mental Health Sciences Building

Cumberland Hospital

Parramatta NSW 2124



September 21, 2017