Professor Suresh Sundram
One In Five has partnered with Professor Suresh Sundram since 2005.As a research leader based at the Mental Health Research Institute, Professor Sundram was a pioneer in the exploration of genomic biomarkers in psychotic illnesses so as to improve diagnosis.Today, Professor Suresh Sundram is the Head, Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University and Director of Research, Mental Health Program, Monash Health. He has been investigating the molecular pathology of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders using pharmacological, neurochemical and neuropathological approaches. These inter-related methods have been applied to parse components of the disorder such as treatment resistance and suicide to better understand their...
Professor Jayashri Kulkarni AM FAHMS
The importance of gender differences in aetiology, diagnoses and treatment has traditionally been neglected in psychiatry. The Women’s Mental Health Division recognises the complex interaction of biological, psychological and social factors that give rise to clear differences in men and women, and aims to provide gender-tailored novel treatments and interventions. Principle areas of focus included clinical trials to assess novel treatments in borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, and perimenopause. Expanding current scientific knowledge on the role of the neuroendocrine system in mental illness is critical to these projects. Exploratory studies includ exploring potential hormonal and medication treatments for men and women...
Associate Professor Jess NithianantharajahAssociate Professor Jess Nithianantharajah is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and heads the Synapse Biology and Cognition Laboratory at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne.
Associate Professor Rachel HillDr Rachel Hill
Head of the Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry