Mental Health

We are currently seeking Senior Research Fellows/ Academic Level C in mental health – join us as we strengthen our research program. Apply now.

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Mental Illness is responsible for an estimated 15 per cent of the national burden of disease and has the most potent impact of all non-communicable diseases on the economy. Hitherto the “poor cousin”, it is now recognised as a key area for both NHMRC and the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) program, with the “Million Minds” Mission named among the MRFF “missions”.

Australian mental health research ranks highly on international benchmarks and is regarded as innovative, influential and translational. The challenge now is to grow new talent and build capacity. The University of Melbourne is a world leader in youth mental health, suicide prevention, population mental health, early psychosis and schizophrenia, early intervention, and brain imaging and biomarker research. Synergy with Parkville Medical Research Institutes notably Orygen, MCRI and the Florey offer additional scope to the future opportunities.

Mental Health research spans several departments and schools, including Population and Global Health, Centre for Youth Mental Health, Psychiatry, Psychology and General Practice. University of Melbourne mental health researchers have created new fields of endeavour and established international collaborations and frontiers for progress in this field, and the one which has the greatest potential for increasing life expectancy and quality of life in the coming decades.

The University of Melbourne is seeking new researchers at academic level C who can join in and benefit from our developing critical mass of research talent and facilities for mental health research. We are seeking researchers with demonstrated expertise to build an internationally competitive research program in:

  • suicide prevention
  • youth mental health
  • early intervention
  • transdiagnostic research
  • borderline personality
  • mood disorders
  • novel therapies

Applications are open until 24th July 2018 and will require a:

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Key partners, schools and centres at the University of Melbourne involved in genomics and precision medicine:

Centre for Youth Mental Health

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

Melbourne Medical School

Department of Psychiatry

Department of General Practice

Department of Paediatrics

Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre

Orygen, the National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health