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

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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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Dr Elena Pozzi

Research Fellow

Affective Neurodevelopment

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Dr Lilianna Laskaris

Research Fellow

Psychosis Studies

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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 Caio Seguin

Reseach Fellow

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Dr Ye Tian

Research Fellow

SysNeuro

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Dr Sandra Luza

Research Fellow

Psychosis Studies

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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Alicia Stevens

Research Assistant

Neurobiology Group

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Lisa Incerti

Research Assistant

Depression & Anxiety

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Dr James Karantonis

Lab Manager

Mood - Psychosis

Spectrum Group

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Rebekah Delahoy

Research Assistant

Depression & Anxiety

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Rachel Brodie

Research Assistant

Depression & Anxiety 

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Carmela Diaz Arteche

Research Assistant

Psychosis Studies

STUDENTS

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Hannah Savage

PhD Candidate

Depression & Anxiety

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Laura Finlayson

PhD Candidate

Depression & Anxiety

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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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Rebecca Cooper

PhD Candidate

Neurobiology Group

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Sarah Manuele

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

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Kate Bray

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

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Lisa Furlong

PhD Candidate

Mood - Psychosis Spectrum Group

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Divyangana Rakesh

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

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Djamila Eliby

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

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Reuben Dyer

PhD Candidate

Mood - Psychosis Spectrum Group

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Kavisha Fernando

PhD Candidate

SysNeuro

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Patrick Laing

PhD Candidate

Depression & Anxiety

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Isabel Zwaan

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

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Alec Jamieson

PhD Candidate

Depression & Anxiety

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Elysha Ringin

PhD Candidate

Mood - Psychosis Spectrum Group

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Sina Mansour

PhD Candidate

SysNeuro

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Lucy Zhan

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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Saampras Ganesan

PhD Candidate

SysNeuro

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Ulysse Thivisol

PhD Candidate

Psychosis Studies

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Sevil Ince

PhD Candidate

Depression & Anxiety

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Megan Thomas

PhD Candidate

Neurobiology Group

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Stephanie Hartano

PhD Candidate

Affective Neurodevelopment

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Christine Leonard

PhD Candidate

Depression & Anxiety