Research Leaders

Research Leaders

Professor Patrick McGorry AO
Executive Director
Research Interests:

Psychosis, mood disorders, service reform.

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Associate Professor Rosemary Purcell
Director, Research and Translation
Research Interests:

Mental health in elite sports, early intervention to reduce forensic outcomes

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Professor Eóin Killackey
Associate Director, Research
Research Interests:

Psychosocial recovery, functional recovery, service reform.

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Professor Stephen Wood
Head, Clinical Translational Neuroscience
Research Interests:

Neuroimaging and cognitive predictors of functional outcome, adolescent brain development, ultra high risk

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Professor Paul Amminger
Professorial Research Fellow
Research Interests:

Neurobiology, neuroprotection, low-risk interventions, ultra high risk for psychosis.

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Professor Michael Berk
Professorial Fellow
Research Interests:

Mood disorders

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Professor Sue Cotton
Head, Health Services and Outcomes Research
Research Interests:

First episode psychosis, personality disorder, bipolar disorder, substance abuse.

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Professor Andrew Chanen
Director of Clinical Programs and Services
Research Interests:

Personality disorder, mood disorders, psychotic disorders.

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Dr Cali Bartholomeusz
Senior Research Fellow
Research Interests:

Psychosis, neuroimaging, clinical staging, social cognition and functional recovery

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Professor Helen Herrman
Head, Vulnerable and Disengaged Youth Research
Research Interests:

Vulnerable and disengaged youth, community mental health, mental health promotion.

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Professor Alison Yung
Associate Director, Graduate Research
Research Interests:

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Professor Barnaby Nelson
Head, Ultra-high Risk for Psychosis Research
Research Interests:

Ultra-high risk for psychosis, prediction research, psychopathology and phenomenology, psychotherapy for psychosis

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Professor Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
Director, eOrygen
Research Interests:

Relapse prevention, psychosocial recovery, online interventions.

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Associate Professor Christopher Davey
Head, Mood Disorders Research
Research Interests:

Mood disorders

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Associate Professor Andrew Thompson
Head of Psychosis Clinical Research
Research Interests:

First episode psychosis, ultra-high risk and psychotic like experiences, virtual reality

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Dr Aswin Ratheesh
Research Interests:

Bipolar disorders, improving psychological and pharmacological interventions, relationship between bipolar disorder and substance use, depression and psychosis

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Dr Kelly Allott
Senior Research Fellow
Research Interests:

Psychosis, depression, cognition, functional recovery.

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Dr Gillinder Bedi
Head, Substance Use Research
Research Interests:

Drug and alcohol use, substance use disorders

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Dr Sarah Bendall
Senior Research Fellow
Research Interests:

Psychosis, trauma.

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Dr Simon Rice
Lead, Young men’s mental health work stream
Research Interests:

Young men’s and elite athlete mental health, social determinants, mood and anxiety disorders, e-mental health

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Associate Professor Jo Robinson
Head, Suicide Prevention Research
Research Interests:

Suicide prevention, online interventions.

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Associate Professor Lianne Schmaal
Lead, Neuroimaging work-stream
Research Interests:

Neuroimaging, depression, suicide, big data, machine learning

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Matthew Hamilton
Senior Policy Analyst and Lead, Health economics work-stream
Research Interests:

Computational modelling, economic evaluation, health system organisation and financing, preferences.

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