There are a number of research projects being conducted at the MNC looking for participants - do you want to help? 

Due to current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, some research involving face to face meetings with participants has been suspended until further notice. You are still able to register your interest in participation by following the links below, and we will get back to you when we are able to meet with people again.

Thank you for your interest in participating in our research.

Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (MNC) at the University of Melbourne, is undertaking leading clinical research in psychiatric illness. This research will promote early detection and diagnosis and provide new ways to improve treatment.

You can help us by participating in one or multiple research studies like the ones below.


We are conducting research on the development and treatment of psychosis, including schizophrenia.

We require healthy volunteers to participate in this research study.


You may be eligible to volunteer if

  • You have never had a mental illness

  • You are aged between 25-50 years of age

  • None of your first-degree relatives (sibling, parent, child) have psychosis or schizophrenia

  • Other eligibility criteria may apply


What is involved

  • Brain imaging

  • Clinical and cognitive assessments

  • Bio-specimen sample collection (blood)


What are the benefits

  • Results from this study may help patients with psychosis in the future

  • You will be reimbursed for your time and travel expenses