Psychiatry Projects

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Department Nodes Supervisor(s) Email(s) Project Research Opportunity
Psychiatry Dr Samantha Loi
Professor Danny Hatters
samantha.loi@unimelb.edu.au
dhatters@unimelb.edu.au
A novel biomarker strategy to predict neurogenerative disease risk PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Christos Pantelis
Dr Liliana Laskaris
cpant@unimelb.edu.au
lily.laskaris@unimelb.edu.au
Animal models of Brain Development assessed using histology PhD students, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Prof Christos Pantelis
Dr Warda Taqdees Syeda
cpant@unimelb.edu.au
warda.syeda@unimelb.edu.au
Animal models of Brain Development assessed using MRI PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Vanessa Cropley
Dr Tamsyn van Rheenen
vcropley@unimelb.edu.au
tamsyn.van@unimelb.edu.au
Assessment of hippocampal subfields across development: associations with cognition and psychopathology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Vanessa Cropley
vcropley@unimelb.edu.au
Brain development and the pathophysiology of psychosis PhD
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Ye Tian
Dr Vanessa Cropley
ye.tian2@unimelb.edu.au
vcropley@unimelb.edu.au
Characterizing brain-body relationship with respect to biological aging in elderly population Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Vanessa Cropley
Ms Megan Thomas
vcropley@unimelb.edu.au
M.A.Thomas@live.co.uk
Clinical, cognitive and biological correlates of early-life deprivation and threat in individuals with schizophrenia PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Prof Christos Pantelis
Ms Cassandra Wannan
cpant@unimelb.edu.au
cwannan@student.unimelb.edu.au
Cognition and brain connectivity in psychosis PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Psychiatry Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs
alex.bahar@unimelb.edu.au
Cognitive training for behavioural and psychological symptoms in young onset dementia Masters by Research, Honours
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Samantha Loi
Dr Anita Goh
samantha.loi@unimelb.edu.au
goha@unimelb.edu.au
Comparing the mental health and social determinants of family members who have HD in their family PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Austin Health Professor Richard Kanaan
Professor Sarah Wilson
richard.kanaan@unimelb.edu.au
swilson@unimelb.edu.au
Debilitating Symptom Complexes attributed to Ticks - neuroimaging PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Briony Dow
goha@unimelb.edu.au
b.dow@nari.edu.au
Effective relationships in dementia community care: Promoting Independence though quality dementia care at home (the PITCH project). PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
goha@unimelb.edu.au
dennisv@unimelb.edu.au
Exploring data from ENROLL-HD - an international observational study in Huntington’s disease Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Maria Di Biase
AProf Andrew Zalesky
dibiasem@unimelb.edu.au
andrewzalesky@gmail.com
Exploring the genetic basis of brain alterations in schizophrenia PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Psychiatry Austin Health Professor Richard Kanaan
richard.kanaan@unimelb.edu.au
Imaging life events in acute conversion disorder PhD students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Kwang Lim
goha@unimelb.edu.au
Kwang.Lim@mh.org.au
Implementation of a Virtual Reality sensory room in a sub-acute ward for people living with dementia with behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (BPSD) PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
goha@unimelb.edu.au
dennisv@unimelb.edu.au
Investigating biomarkers, clinical and cognitive symptoms in Huntington's disease and Alzheimer’s disease PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Vanessa Cropley
Dr Maria Di Biase
vcropley@unimelb.edu.au
maria.dibiase@unimelb.edu.au
Investigation of systemic inflammation on symptoms, functional outcome and course of illness in psychotic disorders PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
goha@unimelb.edu.au
dennisv@unimelb.edu.au
Machine learning and neural networks in dementia and younger onset dementia. Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Prof Dennis Velakoulis
Dr Dhamidhu Eratne
dennisv@unimelb.edu.au
deratne@unimelb.edu.au
Markers in Neuropsychiatric Disorders (MiND) study PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
goha@unimelb.edu.au
dennisv@unimelb.edu.au
Models of Service delivery for YOD around the world - aged care, mental health, or disability services? Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs
alex.bahar@unimelb.edu.au
Olfactory-focused cognitive training PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Post Doctor Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
goha@unimelb.edu.au
dennisv@unimelb.edu.au
Perceptual Disturbance in younger onset dementia Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Psychiatry Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health Associate Professor Jee Hyun Kim
jee.kim@florey.edu.au
Sex differences in infantile amnesia Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Sarah Whittle
Ms Divyangana Rakesh
swhittle@unimelb.edu.au
rakeshd@student.unimelb.edu.au
Studying brain-behaviour relationships during adolescence Masters by Research, Honours
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Vanessa Cropley
AProf Sarah Whittle
vcropley@unimelb.edu.au
swhittle@unimelb.edu.au
The influence of sleep on brain development and psychopathology over adolescence PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Samantha Loi
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
samantha.loi@unimelb.edu.au
dennis.velakoulis@mh.org.au
The relationship between cognitive impairment seen in chronic mental illness and dementia - what can mortality information tell us? PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
goha@unimelb.edu.au
dennisv@unimelb.edu.au
Use of Risperidone in HD Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Psychiatry Austin Health Professor Elizabeth Manias
Dr Simone Taylor
emanias@unimelb.edu.au
simone.taylor@austin.org.au
Use of tools to detect medication related problems in emergency departments Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs
Dr Jenny Waycott
alex.bahar@unimelb.edu.au
jwaycott@unimelb.edu.au
Virtual reality-based cognitive training in older adults at risk of dementia Masters by Research, Honours
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Christos Pantelis
Dr Liliana Laskaris
cpant@unimelb.edu.au
lily.laskaris@unimelb.edu.au
When might the brain go wrong: the role of immune cells at critical time-points during development PhD students, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Samantha Loi
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
samantha.loi@unimelb.edu.au
dennis.velakoulis@mh.org.au
Younger-onset dementia - carer mental health and service use. PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Post Doctor Researchers