Brain & Mind Research Institute
Diseases of the brain and mind, including substance abuse, clinical depression and dementia now account for more than 40 percent of all illness. These diseases are devastating for those affected, their families, and for society, costing the Australian economy an estimated $30 billion each year.
The BMRI brings together patients, support groups and front-line carers with scientists and clinicians working in neurosciences and brain research, providing hope for those affected.
Professor Ian Bernard Hickie
Professor Hickie is the Commissioner in the new National Mental Health Commission and oversees enhanced accountability for mental health reform in Australia. He is Professor of Psychiatry and Executive Director of the Brain and Mind Research Institute.Find out more
17 August | ABC Compass episode about death and funerals
Clinical Associate Professor Michael Buckland appears on this episode of Compass exploring death and funerals, and giving your remains to science. Watch the full episode.
14 August | Stuck in neutral: brain defect traps schizophrenics in twilight zone
People with schizophrenia struggle to turn goals into actions because brain structures governing desire and emotion are less active and fail to pass goal-directed messages to cortical regions affecting human decision-making, new research reveals. Read more about this research.
1 September | No fear, endocannabinoids are here: a new player in psychiatric disorders
Presented by Professor Leweke, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany. Professor Leweke has lectured and published extensively on translational and clinical psychiatry. He studies new pharmacological targets in the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders and is deeply involved in research programs indentifying biomarkers for psychiatric disorders.Find out more.
2 September | The role of genetic factors on anxiety and depression across the lifespan
Presented by Christel Middeldorp, Associate Professor at the department of Biological Psychology at the VU University Amsterdam and child and adolescent psychiatrist at GGZ inGeest / VU University Medical Center.Find out more.
8 October | 21st Century Medicine - Teenagers, Technology and Mental Health
As the burden of mental health disorders increases among young people in the 21st century, a major question is whether we can use new technologies to support high quality mental health care for more people at low cost. Find out more about this upcoming event.