Neuroscience and Mental Health research

Neuroscience and Mental Health

Using brain health as a common point, our researchers are investigating across a range of populations from people with chronic pain through to suicide prevention and rehabilitation after neurotrauma, neurodegeneration or drug use. Again, the emphasis is on translation of discoveries in mechanisms and pathways through to the clinical and community settings.

Neuroscience & Mental Health

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Areas of strength

  • Chronic pain
  • Suicide prevention
  • Impact of drug use
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Rehabilitation

Enterprising Research 

Professor Nicholas Procter

When should a person be discharged in a community mental health setting?

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Neuroscience & Mental Health research groups

Body in Mind

Body in Mind

Professor Lorimer Moseley
Focusing on how the brain responds to and processes pain, and developing non-pharmocological treatments to alliviate chronic pain.

Mental Health and Substance Use research group

Mental Health and Substance Use

Professor Nicholas Procter
Leading numerous initiatives aimed at improving the lives of people with mental health issues as well as providing policy advice to state and federal governments.


Neuroscience research concentration

Neuroscience research concentration

Professor Jason White
Improving management of pain, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, Parkinson's disease, drug dependence and sleep disorders.



Areas of study and research

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