Clinical Mental Health Research

Hunter researchers are working to bring research findings into clinical practice to improve the care of and treatments for people with mental illnesses.

Research in this area covers a wide variety of topics ranging from palliative care, psycho-oncology, rural mental health, social determinants of mental health, mental health with HIV infection/AIDS, psychotic disorders, depression, suicide, personality disorders, and alcohol/other drug use problems.

With the aim of providing evidence-based treatment to all individuals who need it, Hunter researchers are uniquely positioned in collaboration with University of Newcastle’s Priority Research Centre for Translational Neuroscience and the Hunter New England Area Health Mental Health Service to deliver meaningful outcomes to patients. 

Research studies in this field include both prevention based studies and clinical interventions and treatment models. Neuroscience models and neuroimaging including MRI, fMRI (functional MRIs) and PET scans are all used to inform clinical outcomes. 

 

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
Research Program :
Brain & Mental Health
Research Topics :
Clinical Mental Health, Psychology, Schizophrenia, Stress and Addictive Disorders
Dr Michelle Kelly
Research Program :
Brain & Mental Health
Research Topics :
Clinical Mental Health, Neuroscience, Psychology, Schizophrenia, Stroke and Brain Injury
Research Program :
Brain & Mental Health
Research Topics :
Clinical Mental Health
Research Program :
Brain & Mental Health
Research Topics :
Clinical Mental Health
Associate Professor Carmel Loughland
Research Program :
Brain & Mental Health
Research Topics :
Clinical Mental Health, Psychology, Schizophrenia
Dr Kristen McCarter
Research Program :
Cancer
Research Topics :
Clinical Mental Health, Healthy Lifestyles, Psychology, Schizophrenia