OUR PEOPLE

The Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre brings together an outstanding team of research active clinical academics, clinicians and scientists from various disciplines, as well as professional staff, to advance knowledge and treatment of neuropsychiatric conditions 

DIRECTORS

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Scientific Director

Professor Christos Pantelis is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Foundation Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Scientific Director of the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre at The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health.

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Clinical Director

Professor Dennis Velakoulis is a consultant neuropsychiatrist and director of the Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital and is the  Clinical Director of the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre at The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

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Deputy Scientific Director

NHMRC Fellow

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Principal Research Fellow

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Senior Research Fellow NHMRC CDF

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWS

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Senior Research Fellow

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NHMRC Peter Doherty Fellow

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Research Fellow

RESEARCH FELLOWS

Dr Jinglei Lv

Research Fellow

SysNeuro

Dr Eleni Ganella

Research Fellow

Neurobiology Group

Dr Maria DiBiase

Research Fellow

SysNeuro

Dr Robin Cash

Research Fellow

SysNeuro

Dr Warda Syeda

Research Fellow

Psychosis Studies

Elena Pozzi

Research Fellow

Affective Neurodevelopment

Lilianna Laskaris

Research Fellow

Psychosis Studies

Dr Sean Carruthers

Research Fellow

Mood - Psychosis Spectrum Group

Caio Seguin

Reseach Fellow

SysNeuro

A/Prof Bjorn Ebdrup

Visiting Research Fellow

Psychosis Studies

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Barbara Stachlewski

PA to Scientific Director

Chester Kang

IT Lab Manager and Analyst

Antonia Merritt

MNC Research Trial Coordinator

Alicia Stevens

Research Assistant

Neurobiology Group

Lisa Incerti

Research Assistant

Depression & Anxiety

Dr Katerina Stephanou

Research Assistant

Psychosis Studies

Rebekah Delahoy

Research Assistant

Depression & Anxiety

Rachel Brodie

Research Assistant

Depression & Anxiety 

Micah Cearns

Research Assistant

Depression & Anxiety

Psychosis Studies

STUDENTS

James Karantonis

PhD Candidate

Mood - Psychosis Spectrum Group

Cassandra Wannan

PhD Candidate

Neurobiology Group

Hannah Savage

PhD Candidate

Depression & Anxiety

Laura Finlayson

PhD Candidate

Depression & Anxiety

Carmela Diaz

PhD Candidate

Psychosis Studies

Ye Tian

PhD Candidate

SysNeuro

Kate Bray

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

Carra Simpson

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

Divyangana Rakesh

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

Djamila Eliby

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

Reuben Dyer

PhD Candidate

Mood - Psychosis Spectrum Group

Georgia Caruana

PhD Candidate

Mood - Psychosis Spectrum Group

Patrick Laing

PhD Candidate

Depression & Anxiety

Isabel Zwaan

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

Alec Jamieson

PhD Candidate

Depression & Anxiety

Lisa Furlong

PhD Candidate

Mood - Psychosis Spectrum Group

Parsa Ravanfar

PhD Candidate

Psychosis Studies

Sina Mansour

PhD Candidate

SysNeuro

Elysha Ringin

PhD Candidate

Mood - Psychosis Spectrum Group

Kavisha Fernando

PhD Candidate

SysNeuro

Lotta Kinnunen

Visiting Student

Finland

Rebecca Cooper

PhD Candidate

Mood - Psychosis Spectrum Group

Sarah Manuele

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

Melbourne

Neuropsychiatry

Centre

University of Melbourne and

Melbourne Health

Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre

Level 3, Alan Gilbert Building

161 Barry Street

Carlton, Victoria, 3053

AUSTRALIA