Governance

Governance

In 2017, Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction was approved as a SPHERE Clinical Academic Group (CAG) and formalised partnerships between UNSW Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, Western Sydney University, local health districts, medical research institutes and other industry partners.

Together, the UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and SPHERE CAG, support the initiation and development of collaborative groups that bring together research, education and clinical partners to address the burdens imposed by neurological, mental health, and drug and alcohol disorders

 

Theme Principal

Professor Michael Farrell
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney

 

CAG Co-leads

Professor Michael Farrell
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney

Dr Gary Flynn
SWSLHD Mental Health Services

 

Children and Adolescent Wellbeing Sub-theme Co-leads

Scientia Professor Helen Christensen
Black Dog Institute

Associate Professor Nadine Kasparian
School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW Sydney

 

Complex and Difficult to Tread Diseases Sub-theme Co-leads

Professor Philip Ward
School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney

Professor Peter Schofield
Neuroscience Research Australia

 

Healthy Ageing Sub-theme Co-leads

Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty
Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing

Professor Meera Agar
Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation (IMPACCT), University of Technology Sydney

 

Brain Sciences and Translational Neuroscience Sub-theme Co-leads

Scientia Professor Bernard Balleine
School of Psychology, UNSW Sydney

Scientia Professor Nigel Lovell
Biomedical Engineering, UNSW Sydney

Professor Gary Housley
School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Sydney

 

Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and SPHERE CAG collaborating partners:

  • UNSW Sydney 
    • Including the School of Psychiatry (Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing and Dementia Collaborative Research Centre), School of Medical Sciences, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Rural Clinical School, Centre for Big Data Research in Health, Brain Sciences UNSW, UNSW Psychology and UNSW Engineering.
  • South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD)
    • Including Prince of Wales Hospital, Royal Hospital for Women, SESLHD Mental Health Service, and SESLHD Drug and Alcohol Service.
  • South Western Sydney Local Health District
  • St Vincent's Hospital Sydney
  • Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
  • Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network
  • Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
  • Neuroscience Research Australia
  • Black Dog Institute
  • Garvan Institute of Medical Research
  • Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation (IMPACCT), University of Technology Sydney
  • Western Sydney University
    • Including the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development