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In 2019, PREMISE supported and awarded

  • 9 First round projects
  • 3 Major collaborative initiatives
  • 9 Grants
  • 4 Scholarships
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PREMISE

NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence
The Matilda Centre hosts the PREMISE NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Prevention and Early Intervention in Mental Illness and Substance Use.
PREMISE NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence

Directed by Professor Maree Teesson AC with strategic support from Program Director Associate Professor Cath Chapman, the Prevention and Early Intervention in Mental Illness and Substance Use Centre of Research Excellence (PREMISE) was funded in 2018 by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.

Our Youth Advisory Board (YAB) provides input into the governance and research priorities of PREMISE and contribute to specific youth-focused research projects.

Our mission  

The objective of the PREMISE Centre of Research Excellence is to provide a world first synergy of the leading prevention and early intervention research and translation programs in mental health and addiction across five Australian universities:

  • the University of Sydney;
  • the University of New South Wales;
  • the University of Melbourne;
  • the University of Newcastle, and;
  • Deakin University.

Our vision is that world-class, innovative, evidence-based prevention and early intervention for substance use and mental disorders is available to all young Australians.

Our people

  • Professor Maree Teesson (Director), the Matilda Centre, the University of Sydney
  • Professor Patrick McGorry, Orygen National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, the University of Melbourne
  • Professor Helen Christensen, Black Dog Institute, the University of New South Wales Sydney
  • Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin (Program Lead, Translation), Centre for Brain and Mental Health Priority Research Centre, University of Newcastle
  • Associate Professor Nicola Newton (Program Lead, Prevention), the Matilda Centre, the University of Sydney
  • Associate Professor Katherine Mills (Program Lead, Early Intervention), the Matilda Centre, the University of Sydney
  • Associate Professor Cathy Mihalopoulos (Program Lead, Health Economics), Deakin Health Economics, Population Health Strategic Research Centre, Deakin University
  • Associate Professor Tim Slade (Program Lead, Epidemiology), the Matilda Centre, the University of Sydney
  • Associate Professor Cath Chapman (Program Director), the Matilda Centre, the University of Sydney
  • Professor Andrew Baillie, the University of Sydney
  • Dr Alison Calear, Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University
  • Professor Patricia Conrod, CHU Sainte-Justine Mother and Child Hospital Centre, University of Montreal
  • Professor Pim Cuijpers, VU University, Amsterdam
  • Professor Ian Hickie, Brain and Mind Centre, the University of Sydney
  • Professor Eoin Killackey, Orygen National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, the University of Melbourne
  • Dr Mark Larsen, Centre of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention, Black Dog Institute, the University of New South Wales Sydney
  • Leonie Manns, Consumer Advocate
  • Dr Lexine Stapinski, the Matilda Centre, the University of Sydney
  • Dr Matthew Sunderland, the Matilda Centre, the University of Sydney
  • Dr Louise Thornton, the Matilda Centre, the University of Sydney
  • Associate Professor Philip Batterham, Centre for Mental Health Research, Research School of Population Health, Australian National University
  • Dr Mary Lou Chatterton, Centre for Population Health Research, Deakin University
  • Dr Miri Forbes, Centre for Emotional Health, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University
  • Professor Paul Haber, Drug Health Services, Sydney Local Health, District Discipline of Addiction Medicine, Central Clinical School, the University of Sydney
  • Professor Jennie Hudson, Centre for Emotional Health, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University
  • Dr Sally Hunt, School of Psychology, University of Newcastle
  • Dr Suzie Lavoie, Orygen National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, the University of Melbourne
  • Dr Ashleigh Lin, Telethon Kids Institute, Western Australia
  • Dr Louise Mewton, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, the University of New South Wales Sydney
  • Associate Professor Kirsten Morley, Central Clinical School, the University of Sydney
  • Dr Brian O'Donoghue, Orygen National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, the University of Melbourne
  • Dr Yael Perry, Telethon Kids Institute, Western Australia
  • Dr Jaelea Skehan, Everymind, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
  • Dr Aliza Werner-Seidler, Black Dog Institute, the University of New South Wales Sydney
  • Matilda Centre staff
  • Kate Black, WA
  • Martin Isidro, ACT
  • Tisha King, QLD
  • Harley Kit Mahon, NSW
  • Kodie Mason, NSW
  • Cheryl Ou, VIC
  • Benjamin Risk, NSW
  • Mikaela Stennett, NT
  • Mason Wright, TAS

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