We conduct research in the prevention, treatment, cure, and care of brain and nerve disorders. Our strong relationships with communities help us improve the lives of patients. Our common goal is to improve health and quality of life together.

Psychiatry & mental health


3DN is part of the School of Psychiatry within UNSW Medicine. We champion the right of people with an intellectual or developmental disability to the same level of health and mental health care as the rest of the population.

Academic Unit of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry Services (AUCS)

The Academic Unit of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry Services (AUCS) investigates biological and environmental factors of childhood development and mental health.

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Black Dog Institute

As the only medical research institute in Australia to investigate mental health across the lifespan, our aim is to create a mentally healthier world for everyone.

Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)

CHeBA is a world leader in the investigation of healthier brain ageing and better clinical care of age-related brain diseases. Their mission is to conduct innovative research and provide the empirical basis to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to achieve healthy brain ageing for all individuals.

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Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression

The Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) is a joint facility of the University of New South Wales and St Vincents Hospital in Sydney Australia. It combines clinical and research expertise in the recognition and treatment of the anxiety and depressive disorders.

Forensic Mental Health

The Forensic Mental Health Program provides an opportunity for a comprehensive training in forensic mental health by coursework.

Ingham Institute

Our mental health researchers work alongside Liverpool Hospital Mental Health Centre – one of the largest mental health facilities in NSW – to transfer their findings directly into clinical practice and patient care.


The Mindgardens Neuroscience Network is transforming care and support for people who experience mental health, drug and alcohol or neurological disorders.

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Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is an independent, not-for-profit research institute based in Sydney, Australia. As a leader in brain and nervous system research, our goal is to prevent, treat and cure brain and nervous system diseases, disorders and injuries through medical research.

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New South Wales Child Development Study (NSW-CDS)

The NSW-CDS provides much needed information to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Australian children.

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Student Mental Health

We aim to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of university students by developing and evaluating novel initiatives to support student mental health.

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The Trauma and Mental Health Initiative

The Trauma and Mental Health Initiative advances wellbeing, health and justice helping protect communities exposed to traumatic stress and adversity.

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Neurostimulation and Interventional Psychiatry Team

Working across the UNSW Discipline of Psychiatry & Mental Health and the Black Dog Institute, our team investigates novel ways to treat depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders, including new brain stimulation techniques, ketamine, and psychedelic-assisted therapies.

UNSW-Karitane research group

With a commitment to optimising outcomes for children and families in the first 2000 days (conception to school entry), we conduct clinically focused and translational research in the areas of perinatal, infant, and early childhood mental health.