The Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre conducts world-leading research with a focus on specific streams in Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (MNC) was established in 2004 with the appointment of Christos Pantelis as Foundation Professor in Neuropsychiatry at The University of Melbourne. Since that time, MNC has established its reputation as one of the most productive psychiatric research Centres in Australia. The team at MNC currently consists of both academic and professional staff. At any given time MNC supports over 30 individuals who work with the research streams at the Alan Gilbert Building as stipend funded PhD students, Masters and Honours students, and international research fellows.
MNC has maintained a core research focus on understanding the neurobiology of psychosis and other neurodevelopment disorders (including autism spectrum disorders), following on from its seminal work identifying progressive changes at transition to a psychotic illness (Pantelis et al, Lancet, 2003). It has also developed core overlapping research interests in the area of epilepsy and neurodegenerative disorders (Velakoulis et al.); depression and anxiety (Harrison et al., Whittle et al.); advanced brain network science (Zalesky et al.) and psychiatric genetics and genomics (Bousman et al.).
MNC is a joint Centre of The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health. It brings together clinical and research teams at Sunshine and Royal Melbourne Hospitals, with a dedicated brain imaging archive and analysis laboratory located at the University's Parkville campus.
MNC, July 2019
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