New paper by Dr Maria Di Biase and team revealing how changes in white and grey matter seen in schizophrenia are intimately linked and evolve synchronously throughout life.https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sby121News
Congratulations Prof Christos Pantelis on being elected to the Royal College of Psychiatrists Fellowship for demonstrating significant contributions to the College, setting standards and promoting excellence in psychiatry and mental healthcare.News
Congratulations to Divyangana Rakesh, who has been awarded the Rowden White Scholarship, provided by the University of Melbourne to talented, high quality PhD students.News
Congratulations to Caio Seguin on being named a 2018 MMS Student Publication Prize Finalist.See his paper on navigation of brain networks. http://www.pnas.org/content/115/24/6297News
Congratulations to Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen on being named a 2018 MMS ECR Publication Prize Finalist. See her paper on cognitive heteroigeneity on the schizophrenia-bipolar disorder spectrum. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28241891News
Congratulations to Dr Tamsyn van Rheenen for winning the 2018 Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research. This award from Academy of The Social Sciences in Australia, honours Australian ECRs who have achieved research excellence.News
Congratulations to winners from MNC at the Department of Psychiatry Annual Research symposium.News
Congratulations to Dr Tamsyn van Rheenen for being awarded the 2018 Club Melbourne Fellowship!News
Congratulations to Dr Vanessa Cropley and Dr Tamsyn van Rheenen on their promotions to Senior Research Fellows!News
Analysis of shared heritability in common disorders of the brain."Heritability analysis of brain disorders points to pervasive sharing of genetic risk among psychiatric disorders. These correlations are largely absent among neurological disorders but are present for both groups in relation to neurocognitive quantitative phenotypes." - The Brainstorm Consortium, et alNews
Congratulations to Dr Tamsyn van Rheenen on being named a finalist for a prestigious Club Melbourne Fellowship. Tamsyn represents one of Victoria’s strengths in innovation, research excellence and thought-leadership.News
Congratulations to our PhD students Eleni Ganella, Katerina Stephanou, and Md Shaki Mostaid on passing their PhD thesis examinations - well done!News
Congratulations to Dr Sally Richmond for winning the inaugural AS4SAN PhD and ECR Training Grant.http://www.as4san.com/news/2018/7/3/2018-as4san-phd-and-ecr-training-grant-winnerNews
Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre hosted the inaugural Australian School on Connectomics.News
Congratulations to Professor Dennis Velakoulis on being awarded the prestigious Ian Simpson award for outstanding contributions to clinical psychiatry.News
Congratulations to Alec Jamieson on being awarded the Nick Christopher PhD Top Up Scholarship.News
Decreased peripheral TNF alpha (TNF-α) mRNA expression in patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia.News
Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre welcomes visiting delegation from Shenzhen Hospital.News
Congratulations to PhD candidate Lisa Furlong for receiving the Australian Rotary Health/Ian Parker Bipolar Research Fund Scholarship.News
Congratulations to Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen on being named a 2017 Association For Psychological Science (APS) Rising Star!tinyurl.com/ya4smnd3News
Adrenal hormones linked to white matter integrity during late childhood http://www.psyneuen-journal.com/article/S0306-4530(17)30589-9/fulltextNews
Adolescent fear extinction associated with PFC functional connectivity and anxiety. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00587News
MNC Christmas - Season's greetings! Celebrating the festive season and the successes at the Centre.News
Congratulations to Prof Christos Pantelis for being ranked among the top 1% of the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds for Psychiatry/Psychology by Clarivate.News
Congratulations to Cassandra Wannan for winning the best student Data Blitz Presentation award at the Biological Psychiatry Australia conference.News
Congratulations to Dr Andrew Zalesky on co-editing, NeuroImage Special Issue on Functional Brain Architectures.News
Congratulations to Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen on receiving Highly Commended, in the Griffith University Discovery Award at The Research Australia Awards 2017.News
We thank Prof Jouko Miettunen (University of Oulu, Finland) for his visit and talk on "Northern Finland Birth Cohorts".News
A big congratulations to Dr Andrew Zaleksy who has been awarded the NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship.News
Congratulations to Dr Andew Zalesky on this successful NHMRC Career Development Fellowship, grant title "Brain Connectomics in Psychiatry".News
Dr Andrew Zalesky, invited speaker at Juntendo University Radiology Department and Yamada Symposium on Neuroimaging.News
Congratulations to Cassandra Wannan on winning the Poster Excellence Award at the SOBR symposium!News
Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre conducts world leading research with focus on specific streams in Psychiatry/Psychology and Neuroscience.
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An overview of the research interests within the centre and the project work being carried out by our research groups.View
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We are passionate about the training and mentoring of the next generation. Melbourne Neurospychiatry Centre trains and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students from different disciplines.View
Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned professional, we have something to suit your needs and schedule. With the highest teaching evaluations in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences we are proud to offer our coursework and short course programs to our leaders and future leaders.
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The Doctor of Medicine (MD) has been designed to train doctors who have the skills, attributes, passion and competency to make a positive and immediate contribution to health locally and internationally. Integral to your study is the teaching and clinical training you will experience at the University of Melbourne's clinical schools located in affiliated teaching hospitals.
Each of our clinical schools offers our students a unique experience, whilst delivering the same MD curriculum to provide a first-class medical education.
Applicants invited to a Multi Mini Interview (MMI) for a place in the Doctor of Medicine will be asked to identify their preference for a particular Clinical School region and whether they are interested in being selected to a particular rural cohort.
The information below should assist applicants in making these decisions.
During the first year of the MD, students are allocated to one of these clinical schools for the final three years of the course (with the exception of non-ERC Rural Clinical School students who may have the opportunity to be re-allocated after completion of Year 2). Acceptance of a place in the medical course indicates acceptance of a place in a particular clinical school zone, and subsequent clinical school placement.
Thank you for engaging with Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (MNC). As a friend and supporter of this centre, you will help create groundbreaking research, and build important partnerships and support community engagement.
We are grateful for the many ways in which our alumni and donors support the work of the Faculty. Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (MNC) a joint centre of Melbourne Health (North Western Mental Health) and The University of Melbourne (Department of Psychiatry), is undertaking leading clinical research in psychiatric illness. This research will promote early detection and diagnosis and provide new ways to improve treatment.View
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Welcome to Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (MNC)
Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (MNC) is a joint centre of Melbourne Health (North Western Mental Health) and The University of Melbourne (Department of Psychiatry).
Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre is based across several campuses.
University of Melbourne - Parkville
Level 3, Alan Gilbert Building
161 Barry St, Carlton Vic 3053, Australia
Level 3, Western Centre for Health Research and Education and Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit
179 Furlong Road, St Albans Vic, 3021, Australia
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Neuropsychiatry Unit and Clinical Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychiatric Genetics and National Psychosurgery Assessment Centre
Level 2, John Cade Building,
Grattan St, Parkville Vic 3050, Australia
Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre
Level 3, Alan Gilbert Building
161 Barry St, Carlton
Vic 3053, Australia
+61 3 9035 8628
Barbara Stachlewski ( barbaras AT unimelb.edu.au )
+61 3 9348 0469
Please Note: These contacts are for general enquiries about MNC and are not for clinical matters. Referrals should not be emailed to Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre. To protect client confidentiality and ensure the appropriate response, all clinical matters must be directed to appropriate health services.
Emergency Dial 000
Psychiatric triage (information, assessment and referral)
24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1300 558 862
For Youth, Urgent Mental Health Crisis 1800 888 320