Perminder Sachdev
Professor of Neuropsychiatry, School of Psychiatry University of NSW

Director of Neuropsychiatric Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital

Phone: 02-93823763

Brief CV:

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.