Our vision is to build communities free from the burden of disorders of the brain for better health and better lives.
Our researchers and collaborators focus on the prevention, treatment, cure and care of neurological, mental health and addictive disorders. We improve the lives of patients by including and drawing upon our solid relationships with communities. Together, we work towards the common goal of better health and better lives.
Our researchers seek to prevent, treat, cure and care for a broad range of neurological, mental health and addiction disorders. Our strength lies in building effective networks of collaborative research. By working with and alongside patient communities we can better translate our research outcomes into real-world solutions that improve their quality of life.
The UNSW Medicine & Health Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction research theme addresses the burdens imposed by neurological, mental health, and drug and alcohol disorders. We're a network of internationally recognised researchers and clinicians leading the understanding and treatment of complex clinical conditions with physical, behavioural, mental and social dimensions across the lifespan.
Our research spans the following subthemes:
Each area is led by world-renowned researchers who partner with other UNSW Faculties as well as centres and institutes working directly within and alongside patient communities for prevention and treatment. These include the Black Dog Institute, Centre for Big Data Research in Health (CBDRH), National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA). We investigate suicide, depression and anxiety, trauma related conditions, alcohol and drug addictions, cognitive ageing, stroke, neural coding, therapeutics and prosthetics—and much more.
Dr Michelle Torok (nèe Tye) works on suicide prevention. She addresses the current major gaps in the availability, implementation, and accessibility of interventions to prevent suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
We aim to address the burdens imposed by neurological, mental health and drug and alcohol disorders. Our network of internationally recognised researchers and clinicians lead in the understanding and treatment of complex clinical conditions with physical, behavioural, mental and social dimensions across the lifespan.
Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction consists of four sub-themes:
If you have any questions, please contact
Dr Lise Mellor, Executive Officer
UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and SPHERE Clinical Academic Group
UNSW Medicine & Health Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction theme closely aligns with the SPHERE Clinical Academic Group (CAG) of the same name. This creates a formal partnership between UNSW Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, Western Sydney University, local health districts, medical research institutes and other industry partners.
Together, we support the initiation and development of collaborative groups that bring together research, education and clinical partners to address the burdens imposed by neurological, mental health, and drug and alcohol disorders.
For all enquires, contact our team