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

RESEARCH FELLOWS

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Dr Robin Cash

Research Fellow

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Dr Maria DiBiase

Research Fellow

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Dr Warda Syeda

Research Fellow

Psychosis Studies

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Alec Jamieson

Research Fellow

Depression & Anxiety

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Dr Elena Pozzi

Research Fellow

Affective Neurodevelopment

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Dr Caio Seguin

Reseach Fellow

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Dr Sean Carruthers

Research Fellow

Mood - Psychosis Spectrum Group

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Research Fellow

Psychosis Studies

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Dr Ye Tian

Research Fellow

SysNeuro

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Dr Sandra Luza

Research Fellow

Psychosis Studies

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Dr Kate Bray

Research Fellow

Affective Neurodevelopment

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

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Barbara Stachlewski

PA to Scientific Director

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Chester Kang

IT Lab Manager and Analyst

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Antonia Merritt

MNC Research Trial Coordinator

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Rebekah Delahoy

Research Assistant

Depression & Anxiety

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Alicia Stevens

Research Assistant

Neurobiology Group

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Dr James Karantonis

Lab Manager

Mood - Psychosis

Spectrum Group

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Ankita Sen

Intern

Affective Neurodevelopment

STUDENTS

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Sarah Manuele

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

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Parsa Ravanfar

PhD Candidate

Psychosis Studies

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Georgia Caruana

PhD Candidate

Mood - Psychosis Spectrum Group

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Isabel Zwaan

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

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Rebecca Cooper

PhD Candidate

Neurobiology Group

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Lisa Furlong

PhD Candidate

Mood - Psychosis Spectrum Group

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Djamila Eliby

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

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Sylvia Lin

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

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Kavisha Fernando

PhD Candidate

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Sina Mansour

PhD Candidate

SysNeuro

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Elysha Ringin

PhD Candidate

Mood - Psychosis Spectrum Group

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Reuben Dyer

PhD Candidate

Mood - Psychosis Spectrum Group

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Lucy Zhang

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

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Hua Ye

PhD Candidate

SysNeuro

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Ulysse Thivisol

PhD Candidate

Psychosis Studies

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Yuanzhe Liu

PhD Candidate

SysNeuro

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James Agathos

PhD Candidate

Depression & Anxiety

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Christine Leonard

PhD Candidate

Depression & Anxiety

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Hadis Jameei

PhD Candidate

SysNeuro

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Sevil Ince

PhD Candidate

Depression & Anxiety

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Megan Thomas

PhD Candidate

Neurobiology Group

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Yoshito Saito

Masters

Psychosis Studies

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Stephanie Hartanto

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

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Saampras Ganesan

PhD Candidate

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