Dr Iain Perkes

Clinical Lecturer: Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School
Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory, Brain & Mind Centre

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Biographical details

I am a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and a certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. I work clinically in Western NSW as a Visiting Medical Officer at the Dubbo Infant, Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health Service. I also hold Honorary Medical Officer positions at the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network and Sydney Local Health District.

I am a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) MedicalPostgraduate Scholar and NeurosciencePhD Candidate in the Decision-Neuroscience Laboratory at The University of New South Wales. I am investigating the pathophysiology of OCD using decision-neuroscience, functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging. I am also a Clinical Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney and Associate Investigator at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. I am a trainee board member of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

I have conducted research settings including Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, The Westmead Hospitals, and Sydney Local Health District Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service; all affiliated with The University of Sydney. My research in the criminal justice setting with The University of New South Wales and The University of Newcastle. At Addenbrooke’s Hospital I was based in the Cambridge University Division of Anaesthesia.

My current clinical interests include neurodevelopmental disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and tic disorders. My laboratory interests are decision-neuroscience and medical imaging. My interests in pathophysiology and nosology of brain disorders now focus on transdiagnostic characterisation of behaviour and brain circuits of decision-making in neurodevelopmental disorders with the use of medical imaging.

I am frequently invited to review articles and present at national and international conferences. I recently co-authored book chapters on child and adolescent psychiatry in the Australian psychiatry textbook and the Sydney Handbook of Psychiatry.

Competitively awarded Fellowships from the New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry allowed for my Masters research during subspecialty training including 6 months in a paediatric tic disorder and OCD clinics respectively to enhance my clinical and research interests in these conditions. International competitive awards for this recent work include a Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar Fellowship (Calgary, 2015) and a presentation and mentorship at the Society of Biological Psychiatry 2016 meeting (Atlanta). During medical training I was individually awarded over AU$125 000 in research funding. An NHMRC Medical Postgraduate Scholarship now supports my PhD.

Selected grants

2014

  • A comparison of decision-making in adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder and adolescent healthy volunteers; Perkes I; Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Brakoulias, V., Perkes, I., Tsalamanios, E. (2018). A call for prevention and early intervention in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 12(4), 572-577. [More Information]
  • Kasinathan, J., Baker, R., Perkes, I. (2017). A case for imaging in high-risk psychosis: Insular pathology in first episode psychosis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(10), 1057-1058. [More Information]
  • Perkes, I., Curtis, J., McGrath, J. (2016). Don't ignore the skeleton in the psychiatric closet. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50(11), 1106-1107. [More Information]
  • Baguley, I., Perkes, I., Fernandez-Ortega, J., Rabinstein, A., Dolce, G., Hendricks, H. (2014). Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity after acquired brain injury: consensus on conceptual definition, nomenclature, and diagnostic criteria. Journal of Neurotrauma, 31(17), 1515-1520. [More Information]
  • Chatfield, D., Brahmbhatt, D., Sharp, T., Perkes, I., Outrim, J., Menon, D. (2011). Juguloarterial Endothelin-1 Gradients After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurocritical Care, 14(1), 55-60. [More Information]
  • Schofield, P., Perkes, I., Butler, T., Hollis, S. (2011). Letter to the Editor - Response. Brain Injury, 25(10), 1028-1028. [More Information]
  • Perkes, I., Menon, D., Nott, M., Baguley, I. (2011). Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity after acquired brain injury: A review of diagnostic criteria. Brain Injury, 25(10), 925-932. [More Information]
  • Perkes, I., Schofield, P., Butler, T., Hollis, S. (2011). Traumatic brain injury rates and sequelae: A comparison of prisoners with a matched community sample in Australia. Brain Injury, 25(2), 131-141. [More Information]
  • Perkes, I., Baguley, I., Nott, M., Menon, D. (2010). A review of paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity after acquired brain injury. Annals of Neurology, 68(2), 126-135. [More Information]
  • Schmidt, B., Klingelhofer, J., Perkes, I., Czosnyka, M. (2009). Cerebral Autoregulatory Response Depends on the Direction of Change in Perfusion Pressure. Journal of Neurotrauma, 56(5), 651-656. [More Information]
  • Baguley, I., Nott, M., Slewa-Younan, S., Heriseanu, R., Perkes, I. (2009). Diagnosing dysautonomia after acute traumatic brain injury: evidence for overresponsiveness to afferent stimuli. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90(4), 580-586. [More Information]

2018

  • Brakoulias, V., Perkes, I., Tsalamanios, E. (2018). A call for prevention and early intervention in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 12(4), 572-577. [More Information]

2017

  • Kasinathan, J., Baker, R., Perkes, I. (2017). A case for imaging in high-risk psychosis: Insular pathology in first episode psychosis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(10), 1057-1058. [More Information]

2016

  • Perkes, I., Curtis, J., McGrath, J. (2016). Don't ignore the skeleton in the psychiatric closet. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50(11), 1106-1107. [More Information]

2014

  • Baguley, I., Perkes, I., Fernandez-Ortega, J., Rabinstein, A., Dolce, G., Hendricks, H. (2014). Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity after acquired brain injury: consensus on conceptual definition, nomenclature, and diagnostic criteria. Journal of Neurotrauma, 31(17), 1515-1520. [More Information]

2011

  • Chatfield, D., Brahmbhatt, D., Sharp, T., Perkes, I., Outrim, J., Menon, D. (2011). Juguloarterial Endothelin-1 Gradients After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurocritical Care, 14(1), 55-60. [More Information]
  • Schofield, P., Perkes, I., Butler, T., Hollis, S. (2011). Letter to the Editor - Response. Brain Injury, 25(10), 1028-1028. [More Information]
  • Perkes, I., Menon, D., Nott, M., Baguley, I. (2011). Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity after acquired brain injury: A review of diagnostic criteria. Brain Injury, 25(10), 925-932. [More Information]
  • Perkes, I., Schofield, P., Butler, T., Hollis, S. (2011). Traumatic brain injury rates and sequelae: A comparison of prisoners with a matched community sample in Australia. Brain Injury, 25(2), 131-141. [More Information]

2010

  • Perkes, I., Baguley, I., Nott, M., Menon, D. (2010). A review of paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity after acquired brain injury. Annals of Neurology, 68(2), 126-135. [More Information]

2009

  • Schmidt, B., Klingelhofer, J., Perkes, I., Czosnyka, M. (2009). Cerebral Autoregulatory Response Depends on the Direction of Change in Perfusion Pressure. Journal of Neurotrauma, 56(5), 651-656. [More Information]
  • Baguley, I., Nott, M., Slewa-Younan, S., Heriseanu, R., Perkes, I. (2009). Diagnosing dysautonomia after acute traumatic brain injury: evidence for overresponsiveness to afferent stimuli. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90(4), 580-586. [More Information]

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