Neuropsychiatry, School of Psychiatry University of NSW
Director of Neuropsychiatric Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital
MB BS (AIIMS) 1978, MD (Psychiatry) (AIIMS) 1981, FRANZCP 1985, PhD (Psychiatry) (UNSW) 1991, MFPOA 1995
Current positions: Professor of Neuropsychiatry, University of New South Wales 1999- & Clinical Director, Neuropsychiatric Institute, The Prince of Wales Hospitals 1987-.
Professional roles: President, International Neuropsychiatric Association (INA) (2004-06); President-elect, INA, 2002-04); Convenor, Neuropsychiatry Interest Group of Australia (1997-); Convenor, Brain and Ageing Program, UNSW; Medical Adviser and Founding Executive Member of Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia (1989-2002); Founding Member, International College of Geriatric Psychopharmacology; Treasurer, Aust Consortium of Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research (1997-2001); Convenor, Biennial Congress of the International Neuropsychiatric Association, Sydney 2006; Vice-President of the Indo-Australasian Psychiatry Association 2004-06; Member of many professional societies and committees and editorial boards of journals. Referee for many international journals.
Publications: Three books – one as co-editor, one as sole author, one as sole editor; and more than 150 peer-reviewed publications in international journals in the fields of neuropsychiatry, schizophrenia and affective disorders.
Research: Research in the areas of Vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia of Lewy Body type and other dementias, Neuropsychiatric aspects of dementia, including Depression; Treatment of resistant psychiatric disorders with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Neurosurgery; Drug-induced movement disorders (akathisia, tardive dyskinesia, NMS); Neuroimaging; Tourette’s syndrome, Adult ADHD. Awarded the Senior Research prize of the RANZCP in 1995 for most outstanding psychiatric research by an Aust or NZ psychiatrist in the preceding 2 years, and the Novartis oration of the ASPR in 2004. Currently supervises 6 doctoral students, 2 Master’s students, and co-supervises 5 doctoral students. Currently holds one NHMRC project grant, one NHMRC Equipment Grant, and two unrestricted grants from Eli Lilly. Is the CI-A on a Program Grant (Sachdev/Brodaty/Andrews) recently awarded by the NH&MRC (2005-2009) for $4.6 million for the investigation of neurocognitive disorders in the elderly.