Dr Iain Edward Perkes
Senior Lecturer

Dr Iain Edward Perkes

Bachelor of Medical Science (The University of Newcastle) 2008

Bachelor of Medicine (The University of Newcastle) 2010

Fellowship (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry) 2017

Advanced Certificate, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry) 2017

Master of Psychiatry (New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry) 2017

medicine-health
School of Psychiatry

I am a general and subspecialist (child and adolescent psychiatry) Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). I work clinically in Western NSW as a Visiting Medical Officer at the Dubbo Infant, Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health Service. I also hold Honorary Medical Officer positions at the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network and Sydney Local Health District.

I am a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Medical Postgraduate Scholar and Neuroscience PhD Candidate in the Decision-Neuroscience Laboratory at The University of New South Wales. I am investigating the pathophysiology of OCD using decision-neuroscience, functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging. I am also Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UNSW, Sydney University Clinical Senior Lecturer, Black Dog Institute Research Fellow, and Associate Investigator at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. I am a trainee board member of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

Midway through (2008) medical school in Australia I undertook an Honours year in Addenbrooke’s Hospital (Cambridge University Division of Anaesthesia), enrolled in The University of Newcastle (UoN), Australia. I received my medical degree (2010) from the UoN before medical internship (2011) and psychiatry training (2012-16) at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. I gained general and subspecialist Fellowship (2017) of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry and Master of Psychiatry (2017) from the NSW Institute of Psychiatry.

My current clinical interests include neurodevelopmental disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and tic disorders. My laboratory interests are decision-neuroscience and medical imaging. My interests in pathophysiology and nosology of brain disorders now focus on transdiagnostic characterisation of behaviour and brain circuits of decision-making in neurodevelopmental disorders with the use of medical imaging.

I am a trainee board member of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. I regularly accept (67 since 2015; Publons) invitations to review for journals including British Journal of Psychiatry, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and SAGE OPEN.

I have given invited presentations at local (SESLHD [2018], SCHN [2016]), national (Society for Mental Health Research [2016]; Neuropsychiatry and Behavioural Neurology [2017]; RANZCP Congress [2013]; National Drug and Alcohol Centre [2018]; ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders [2018]), and international ([US] Society of Biological Psychiatry [2016], World Psychiatry Association Thematic Congress [2018], European Federation of Neurological Societies [2008]) meetings.

I am a PhD co-supervisor. I have been a RANZCP peer review coordinator. From 2016 I have regularly supervised research projects in my clinical roles. Since 2011 I have regularly supervised and mentored numerous medical doctors and students. Since 2017 I also supervise several allied health staff in my clinical roles.

As an independent or lead applicant I have been awarded over $260K in research funding. Consecutive Fellowships from the NSW Institute of Psychiatry Fellowships enabled Masters research and rotations in Tourette and OCD clinics. An NHMRC Medical Postgraduate Scholarship now supports my PhD*. As a lead investigator I have been awarded three separate project funding awards; the results of which have earned international recognition and further funding. *I was one of only three psychiatrists awarded over the preceding 5 years (2013-2017; 216 such scholarships awarded to medical doctors during that time).

 

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Eapen V; Perkes I; Goff R, 2020, 'Pathways from genes to symptoms in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS)', in In Tourette Syndrome, Eds D Martine, JF Leckman, Oxford University press
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Hazell, P; Perkes I, 2017, 'Child and Adolescent Psychiatry', in Bloch, S; Green, S; Janka, A; Mitchell PHILLIPB; Robertson, M (ed.), Foundations of Clinical Psychiatry Fourth Edition, Melbourne Univ. Publishing
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Perkes IE; Brakoulias V; Lam-Po-Tang J; Castle DJ; Fontenelle LF, 2020, 'Contamination compulsions and obsessive-compulsive disorder during COVID-19', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867420952846
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Perkes IE; Killey JB; Ball JS; Blinkhorn S; Hazell PL; Ryan CJ, 2020, 'Video Consultation Consumer Home-based Assessment Tool (VC-CHAT)', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 54, pp. 1229 - 1231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867420941595
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Perkes IE; Birmaher B; Hazell PL, 2019, 'Indications for psychiatric hospitalization of children and adolescents', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 53, pp. 729 - 731, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867419835930
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Soler N; Hardwick C; Perkes IE; Mohammad SS; Dossetor D; Nunn K; Bray P; Dale RC, 2019, 'Sensory dysregulation in tic disorders is associated with executive dysfunction and comorbidities', Movement Disorders, vol. 34, pp. 1901 - 1909, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mds.27817
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Soler N; Hardwick C; Perkes IE; Dossetor D; Bray P; Dale RC, 2019, 'An exploratory study into an adapted use of the Alert Program for tic disorder in children', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 27, pp. 144 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856218815750
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Brakoulias V; Perkes IE; Tsalamanios E, 2018, 'A call for prevention and early intervention in obsessive-compulsive disorder', Early Intervention in Psychiatry, vol. 12, pp. 572 - 577, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eip.12535
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Kasinathan J; Baker RJ; Perkes IE, 2017, 'A case for imaging in high-risk psychosis: Insular pathology in first episode psychosis', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 51, pp. 1057 - 1058, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867417700279
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Perkes IE; Curtis J; McGrath JJ, 2016, 'Don't ignore the skeleton in the psychiatric closet', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 50, pp. 1106 - 1107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867416667826
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Baguley IJ; Perkes IE; Fernandez-Ortega JF; Rabinstein AA; Dolce G; Hendricks HT, 2014, 'Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity after acquired brain injury: consensus on conceptual definition, nomenclature, and diagnostic criteria', Journal of neurotrauma, vol. 31, pp. 1515 - 1520, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/neu.2013.3301
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Baguley I; Perkes I; Fernandez-Ortega J-F; Rabinstein A; Dolce G; Hendricks H, 2014, 'Establishing consensus on paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity after acquired brain injury', BRAIN INJURY, vol. 28, pp. 653 - 654, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000335017000335&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Perkes IE, 2013, 'BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER: REVIEW OF CHALLENGES FOR THE PSYCHIATRIC TRAINEE IN PUBLIC PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, vol. 47, pp. 87 - 87, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000329542900209&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Perkes IE; Baguley IJ, 2012, 'Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity after acquired brain injury; a coming of age.', International Neurotrauma Letter
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Perkes IE; Menon DK; Nott MT; Baguley IJ, 2011, 'Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity after acquired brain injury: A review of diagnostic criteria', Brain Injury, vol. 25, pp. 925 - 932, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02699052.2011.589797
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Perkes I; Schofield PW; Butler TG; Hollis SJ, 2011, 'Traumatic brain injury rates and sequelae: A comparison of prisoners with a matched community sample in Australia', Brain Injury, vol. 25, pp. 131 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02699052.2010.536193
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Chatfield DA; Brahmbhatt DH; Sharp T; Perkes IE; Outrim JG; Menon DK, 2011, 'Juguloarterial endothelin-1 gradients after severe traumatic brain injury', Neurocritical Care, vol. 14, pp. 55 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12028-010-9413-7
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Schofield PW; Perkes I; Butler TG; Hollis SJ, 2011, 'Traumatic brain injury rates and sequelae: A comparison of prisoners with a matched community sample in Australia. Letter to Editor Response', Brain Injury, vol. 25, pp. 1028 - 1028, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02699052.2011.605098
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Perkes I; Baguley IJ; Nott MT; Menon DK, 2010, 'A review of paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity after acquired brain injury', Annals of Neurology, vol. 68, pp. 126 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ana.22066
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Baguley IJ; Nott MT; Slewa-Younan S; Heriseanu RE; Perkes IE, 2009, 'Diagnosing Dysautonomia After Acute Traumatic Brain Injury: Evidence for Overresponsiveness to Afferent Stimuli', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 90, pp. 580 - 586, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2008.10.020
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Schmidt B; Klingelhöfer J; Perkes I; Czosnyka M, 2009, 'Cerebral autoregulatory response depends on the direction of change in perfusion pressure', Journal of Neurotrauma, vol. 26, pp. 651 - 656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/neu.2008.0784
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Smielewski P; Lavinio A; Timofeev I; Radolovich D; Perkes I; Pickard JD; Czosnyka M, 2008, 'ICM+, a flexible platform for investigations of cerebrospinal dynamics in clinical practice', Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum, vol. 102, pp. 145 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-85578-2_30
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Geeraerts T; Newcombe VFJ; Coles JP; Abate MG; Perkes IE; Hutchinson PJA; Outtrim JG; Chatfield DA; Menon DK, 2008, 'Use of T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of the optic nerve sheath to detect raised intracranial pressure', Critical Care, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/cc7006
  • Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Perkes IE; Quail S; Morris R; Hazell P; Balleine B, 2016, 'fMRI Correlates of Action Selection in Adolescents with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder', in BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, pp. 22S - 22S, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000432440800055&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Smielewski P; Lavinio A; Timofeev I; Radolovich D; Perkes I; Pickard JD; Czosnyka M, 2008, 'ICM+, a flexible platform for investigations of cerebrospinal dynamics in clinical practice', in Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum, pp. 145 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-85578-2_30
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Dr Iain Edward Perkes
    Perkes IE; Baguley IJ; Menon DK; Lavinio A; Czosnyka M; Timofeev I; Smielewski P, 2008, 'Novel data capture and analysis methods to study dysautonomic paroxysms after acute brain injury', in EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Madrid, SPAIN, pp. 242 - 243, presented at 12th Congress of the European-Federation-of-Neurological-Societies, Madrid, SPAIN, 23 August 2008 - 26 August 2008, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000258379000804&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Awards

2007 Health Equity Selective Prize, The University of Newcastle. One of two students (total candidates >100) awarded. The result of a 6-week medical student elective. The sequelant 1st-author publication (37 citations) reported psychiatric sequalae and prevalence of traumatic brain injury in prisoners.

2015 *The International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP): Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar Fellowship. One of ten selected international candidates to attend these seminars run by global leaders in child and adolescent psychiatry research.

2016 *Society of Biological Psychiatry: Mentorship Program. One of few delegates paired with an established researcher.

2016 *Society for Mental Health Research: Early Career Researcher Travel Bursary.

2017 World Psychiatry Association Fellowship. One of 32 selected from 322 applicants from 30 countries.

2018 *Child Foundation Fellowship. This globally competitive Fellowship awards an immersive child and adolescent psychiatry research training seminar series facilitated by world-leading researchers.

*Extremely competitive awards. The only Australian selected.

Grants

2015 Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatry New Investigator Grant: fMRI correlates of decision-making

2015 New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry Child and Adolescent Training Fellowship: fMRI correlates of decision-making

2015 The University of Sydney, Research Scanning Initiative fMRI correlates of decision-making

2016 New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry Child and Adolescent Training Fellowship: fMRI correlates of decision-making

2017 Joint Supervision of Students within Brain Science University of New South Wales

2017-2020 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Medical Postgraduate Scholarship.This is an extremely competitive award. I was one of only three psychiatrists awarded over the past 5 years from 2013-2017. A total of 216 such scholarships have been awarded to medical doctors during that time.                                                  

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