Student Opportunities

The Mind & Brain Theme is headed by Professor Julio Licinio, who is also Deputy Director for Translational Medicine at SAHMRI. The Mind & Brain Theme aims to train and mentor students who will be future leaders in psychiatry, neuroscience and population health research. The Mind and Brain Theme joins together two major research concentrations that examine the mind and brain utilising psychiatry, neuroscience and public health methods. The impact on society of diseases and disorders of the brain is immense. One would be hard pressed to find a single Australian family that is not directly or indirectly affected by brain or mind disorder of some kind. It is critical therefore critical for SAHMRI to have a vigorous and highly productive program of research into the mind & brain that integrates and advances research in this field. This theme investigates the whole continuum of the mind and brain from mental health and resilience to disorders such as depression and anxiety; from wellbeing to neurological dysfunction.


Mind & Brain Research
  1. Project 1: Chronic fatigue syndrome: Leptin, interleukin 6 and clinical symptoms
  2. Project 2: The role of stress in cancer initiation and progression
  3. Project 3: Stress, Depression and Obesity
  4. Project 4: Can Reducing Inflammation Ameliorate Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease
  5. Project 5: Stress Induced Hippocampal Atrophy
  6. Project 6: Subtype classification study of major depression based on genetic data
Wellbeing and Resilience Research
  • Project 7: Ageing and Wellbeing Project: a data analysis
  • Project 8: Automotive Workforce in Transition project: A secondary data analysis.

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