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.

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