Welcoming Shenzhen Hospital delegation

Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre welcomes visiting delegation from Shenzhen Hospital

On Wednesday, 28 February 2018, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (MNC) hosted a visiting delegation from Shenzhen Hospital.

The visit included a combination of meet and greet activities, presentations and hospital visits, headed by Professor Dennis Velakoulis (Clinical Director MNC) and A/Prof Ben Harrison (Deputy Scientific Director MNC).

The delegation was comprised of the General Hospital Director Prof Tiebang Liu, the Hospital Commissioner for Discipline Inspection, the Hospital Manager, two managers of the Department of Community Mental Health.

The meeting aimed at discussing further means of mutual collaboration between MNC and Shenzhen Hospital in terms of academic exchange and joint research. The delegation also discussed establishing a training program for Shenzhen hospital staff.

During their visit, the delegates gained insight into the way MNC undertakes its neuroimaging research, including the technical skills, and professional as well as IT resources required.

MNC as a joint Centre of the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health has over the years become a leader in its field and has developed a large database and many research protocols and strategies that can now be translated into education programs for other research and hospital staff all over the world.

MNC Clinical Director: Professor Dennis Velakoulis, Hospital Director General: Professor Tiebang Liu


A/Prof Ben Harrison: Deputy Scientific Director, A/Prof Sarah Whittle: Senior Research Fellow; Lina Pepe: Manager Department of Psychiatry and Precinct Manager Parkville, Yvonne Steimle: Business Manager, Chester Kang: Lab Manager


Hospital Director General: Professor Tiebang Liu, Hospital Commissioner for Discipline Inspection: Dr Fanxin Zhang, Hospital Manager: Ms Hong Li, Manager, Department of Community Mental Health: Ms Dong Jin, Manager, Department of Three Famous Project: Dr Jianqiang Bi, Department of Community Mental Health: Dr Huiming Liu