NHMRC success for psychiatry researchers

29 May 2020

The results of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 2020 Grant Application Round were recently announced with researchers in the field of psychiatry well recognised.

The Investigator Grants is NHMRC’s flagship scheme which accounts for 40% of the Medical Research Endowment Account and provides researchers at all career stages with funding for their salary (if required) as well as a research support package over 5 years.

The College congratulates the nine successful Fellows awarded grants totalling $18,033,387 for funding commencing in 2021. 

These outstanding investigators include:

  • Professor Paul Fitzgerald – Brain stimulation therapeutics for mental health disorders: from concept to clinical application
  • Professor Ashley Bush – Iron in diseases of the ageing brain: from bench to clinic
  • Professor Colleen Loo – Developing new treatment approaches for severe and treatment resistant depression
  • Professor Perminder Sachdev – Developing robust biomarkers for vascular cognitive impairment and dementia: adding V to the ATN research framework
  • Professor Christos Pantelis – Developing novel preclinical models for neurodevelopmental disorders – from beside to bench
  • Professor Daniel Lubman – Transforming access to addiction treatment: overcoming system barriers and developing effective early intervention approaches
  • Professor George Patton – Achieving adolescent health’s triple dividend
  • Associate Professor Dan Siskind – Reducing the mortality gap for people with schizophrenia
  • Associate Professor Marie Bismark – Caring for clinician health and wellbeing: protecting patients from harm

The College also congratulates the outstanding researchers in other disciplines who are undertaking important work in mental health who were awarded important grants.

For more information, see the NHMRC page on the Investigator Grants and the full list of approved applications.