Research

UNSW Medicine's thematic approach to research draws on the strengths of UNSW Medicine as well as internal and external partners to achieve significant breakthroughs in crucial areas of healthcare.

Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction

Congratulations to successful applicants in the 2019 round of Collaborative Research Seed Funding

Congratulations to the seven successful applicants in the 2019 round of UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and SPHERE Clinical Academic Group (CAG) Collaborative Research Seed Funding.

 

Project Title Project Leader Lead Partner Sub-Theme
Blood biomarkers in melancholic and non-melancholic subtypes of depression Dr Adam Bayes Black Dog Institute Complex and Difficult to Treat Diseases
Giving Legumes the leg up: Impact of increased legume consumption on metabolic risk factors in people experiencing Severe Mental Illness (SMI). Lindsey Jude South Eastern Sydney Area Health Service Complex and Difficult to Treat Diseases
Barriers to Treatment and Clinical Outcomes of CPAP in people with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and Schizophrenia Dr Megan Kalucy Prince of Wales Hospital Complex and Difficult to Treat Diseases
Cognitive bias modification for enhancing treatment efficacy in alcohol use disorder: pilot study of an adapted protocol aimed at reducing relapse rates. Dr Poppy Watson UNSW Sydney Complex and Difficult to Treat Diseases
Identifying Behavioural and Biological Profiles to inform targeted intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder Professor Valsamma Eapen UNSW Sydney Children and Adolescent Wellbeing
A new paradigm for understanding brain activation Professor Caroline Rae UNSW Sydney Brain Sciences and Translational Neuroscience
Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress in executive function and decision making Dr Adam Walker UNSW Sydney Brain Sciences and Translational Neuroscience

In the 2019 funding round, it was essential criteria that projects involve four or more CAG partners, including at least one local health district. The project team was also required to include at least one early or mid-career researcher. In total, 11 highly collaborative applications were received.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Dr Lise Mellor
Executive Officer
UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and SPHERE Clinical Academic Group
l.mellor@unsw.edu.au

Thanks to all who participated in the 2019 round of Collaborative Research Seed Funding.