Melbourne Clinic Research

Research Overview

The Melbourne Clinic Research based in the Professorial Unit is a research unit under the auspices of the Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne and Healthscope, Melbourne Clinic. The Professorial Unit provides specialised treatment for mood disorders with complex diagnostic management problems through a multidisciplinary team, which include biological, psychosocial and cognitive approaches. The Professorial Unit provides a synergy between clinical practice and research for best evidence practice in psychiatry, thus aiming to provide improved mental health outcomes for all patients. Together with researchers and clinicians, the Professorial Unit conducts various studies including novel treatment approaches, pharmacogenetics, clinical trials of new and adjunctive medications, and complementary therapies to improve treatment practice. The clinical areas of research include depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, treatment resistant mood disorder, anxiety disorders and related disorders.