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Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre Research
The Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (MNC) is a joint centre of Melbourne Health (North Western Mental Health) and The University of Melbourne (Department of Psychiatry).It conducts world leading research with focus on specific streams in Psychiatry/Psychology and Neuroscience.
- Adolescent Development Study
- Deep brain stimulation
- Development of a Neuropsychiatry Digital Archive
- Development of clinical rating tools.
- Families and Childhood Transitions Study (FACTS)
- Gene-environment interactions in depression
- Genetic-based classification of schizophrenia
- Imaging brain development in the Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study (iCATS)
- Investigations of adult neurometabolic disease.
- Investigations of the neuropsychiatry of younger onset and rare neurodegenerative disorders.
- Moral Emotions in Youth Depression
- Neuroimaging of neurodegenerative disorders.
- Neuropsychiatry of neurological and medical disorders.
- Pharmacogenetics of antidepressant response and remission
- Pharmacogenetics of clozapine remission
- The neuroscience of neurogenesis.
Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age (AUPOA)
The Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age (AUPOA) conducts research focusing on mental and cognitive health in older age to advance knowledge, service delivery and care and help reduce stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems and cognitive impairment in older age.
- INDIGO Study: physical activity and goal-setting intervention for sedentary older adults at risk of cognitive decline
- RAndomised trial to imProve the quality of lIfe of people with Dementia (RAPID)
- The Stand Up & Go Study: Physical activity and sitting time reduction program for older community members
Melbourne Clinic Research
The major focus of the clinical and research activity is to improve knowledge and skills, grounded in innovative scientific research, that translate to direct patient care.
St Vincent's Mental Health Research
The St Vincent's Mental Health Research Unit has two broad areas of core research, namely optimizing mental health care, and integrating physical and mental health. The research is aligned with the clinical services.
Austin Health Research
The Department fosters research across the wide range of clinical services at Austin Health, but has particular strengths in the somatoform disorders, psychopharmacology and perinatal psychiatry.
Centre for Women’s Mental Health Research
The Women’s is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of women and newborns through research and innovation.
Mindful is jointly auspiced by the Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne and Monash University.
Mindful has an active research program exploring emotionally tuned parenting, translated into very successful evidence based parenting intervention packages.
Psychosocial Research Group
The Psychosocial Research group undertakes research and associated training, service development and policy reform, aimed at improving outcomes for people recovering from mental illness through psychosocial treatments and approaches.
Psychiatric Neuropathology Group
Research Group Leader: Professor Ian Everall
The group objective is investigate the cellular and molecular brain and blood pathology of major psychiatric disorders.
Trauma Research Group
Research Group Leader: Professor David Forbes
Phoenix Australia conducts research in a wide range of areas to advance trauma knowledge and answer questions with our research partners.