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 neurobiological substrates.

Professor Sundram transferred to and integrated his research program at Monash University and Monash Medical Centre in order to enable rapid and seamless translational research between molecular and clinical approaches. The work has resulted in more than 150 published scientific articles, books, book chapters and conference abstracts. He has presented as plenary and invited speaker at international and national conferences, served as deputy editor for the Asian Journal of Psychiatry and is an advisor to the UN, national and state governments.

Prof Suresh Sundram: Depression: latest international research and advice for patients and families - YouTube