An overview of the research interests within the centre and the project work being carried out by our research groups.
Gene-Environment Neuropsychiatry (GENe)
Research Group Leader: Dr Chad Bousman
The group objective is to advance personalised psychiatry via discovery, development and evaluation of gene by environment interactions relevant to psychiatry practice
Social Affective Neurodevelopment (SAND)
Research Group Leader: Associate Professor Sarah Whittle
The group objective aims to characterise neurodevelopmental risk and resilience factors for common mental health problems in children and adolescents, particularly mental disorders such as depression and anxiety.
Psychosis & Developmental Neuropsychiatry
Research Group Leader: Prof Christos Pantelis
Our goal is to understand the neurobiological basis of disorders emerging in childhood and adolescence, including psychotic disorders.
Research Group Leader: Prof Dennis Velakoulis
We are a multidisciplinary team including consultant neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, behavioural neurologists, training psychiatrists, resident medical officers and mental health and general medical nursing.
Depression & Anxiety Neuroscience
Research Group Leader: Associate Professor Ben Harrison
Our aim is to develop integrated models based on affective neuroscience for treatment-oriented research and discovery in mood and anxiety disorders
Research Group Leader: Dr Andrew Zalesky
The Systems Neuropsychiatry Group aims to understand how different parts of the human brain interact with each other to produce complex behaviour and why these astoundingly complex interactions breakdown in individuals with serious mental illness.