Clinical Psychiatry Research Centre
Clinical Research is central to the research program at the Discipline of Psychiatry, University of Adelaide. Clinical research is pivotal to improving the mental and physical health of patients with severe mental illness. To enhance clinical research in Psychiatry, the Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of Adelaide has established a Clinical Psychiatry Research Centre. Psychiatry research within this Clinical Centre is conducted across the teaching hospitals of the University of Adelaide. Our approach in the Centre facilitates methodologically advanced and standardized clinical research across clinical academic and research-interested clinicians.
Clinical Research Strategy of the Research Centre
The purpose of the Centre is primarily to provide high quality clinically relevant assessments and to conduct clinical studies in patients with severe mental illness. The Centre enhances clinical collaborations between clinical academics and clinicians in order to address clinically important questions and to conduct research in clinical environments.
The Clinical Psychiatry Research Centre is structured into Research Clinics focusing on three main clinical areas. The Research Clinics operate across all teaching hospitals of the University of Adelaide.
- Use of standardised assessment tools
- Clinical assessments to obtain psychiatric diagnoses
- Neurocognitive and Functional assessments
- Cross-sectional and Longitudinal assessments on the course of mental illness including assessments of environmental contributors
- Longitudinal clinical evaluation of treatments
- Clinical trials