Professor Anne Buist is the Chair of Women’s Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and has over 25 years clinical and research experience in perinatal psychiatry. She works with Protective Services and the legal system in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide and murder.
Professor Buist is married to novelist Graeme Simsion and has two children.
Her novel, Medea’s Curse is about a forensic psychiatrist which sees the lead, Natalie King work with victims and perpetrators of violent crime. Women with a history of abuse, mainly. She rides a Ducati a size too big and wears a tank top a size too small. Likes men but doesn’t want to keep one. And really needs to stay on her medication. Now she’s being stalked. Anonymous notes, threats, strangers loitering outside her house.
Buist’s second psychological thriller, Dangerous to Know, came out in 2016.
- Medea’s Curse
This year Anne Buist is being sponsored by Burdekin Shire Council