Psychosis Research Group
The Psychosis Research Group investigates the genetic, biological, social and clinical aspects of psychotic disorders.
These disorders, which include schizophrenia and severe mood disorder, impact on all aspects of a person’s physical and mental health, social functioning and community engagement. They can be very disabling and our group aims to undertake research that can make a difference to the lives of people living with psychosis.
Current projects include the associations between autoimmune profiles and clinical symptoms in psychotic disorders, comparing levels of health literacy between community mental health patients in Boston, USA and Adelaide, and investigating physical and mental health and quality of life in older people with psychosis.
The Psychosis Research Group has two ongoing PhD students, and eight students have completed PhDs on our psychosis projects.
Our group has received grants from the NHMRC, ARC, Stanley Research Institute and the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging.
Professor Cherrie Galletly
Professor Cherrie Galletly is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Adelaide and Ramsay Health Care (SA) Mental Health. She is committed to research to improve the lives of people with psychoses, ranging from genetics to addressing social disadvantage. Professor Galletly led the writing of the 2016 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Schizophrenia for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
Associate Professor Dennis Liu
Dr Lisa Hahn
Dr Hannah Myles
Dr Sumana Thomson
Dr Nelson Lam
Dr Nicholas Myles
PhD student (University of Queensland)
- Neuroscience Research Australia – NeuRA (University of New South Wales)
- St Vincents Mental Health Research Unit (University of Melbourne)
- MAGNET Clinical Trials Network (University of Melbourne)
- Institute of Urban Health Research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
- KTH Royal Institute Of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
- Psychiatry Department, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Related areas of research
We offer exciting opportunities for researchers at the honours, masters and PhD levels. Our research degrees are open to students from a broad range of backgrounds, and range from basic sciences to clinical research. If you are interested in human health, consider furthering your research career with us.