Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

Brain and Mental Health

Researchers in the Brain and Mental Health Program are unlocking the mysteries of neurological and mental health disorders. They are providing novel solutions to improve the diagnosis and treatment of those who are affected.

The Program brings together high-quality neuroscience researchers who are translating research findings between basic neuroscience, clinical neuroscience and mental health and neurological health service delivery.

Researchers in the Brain and Mental Health Program focus on important diseases in neuroscience or psychiatry, neurology, pain medicine and addiction medicine.

They operate across a variety of research environments, and collaborate with world leaders in translational neuroscience and mental health research. Their research is focused on nationally and internationally important disease areas of:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Stroke
  • Affective and Addictive Disorders
  • Pain and Sensory Dysfunction
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Cognition, Development and Ageing
  • Implementation and Models of Care Research

Researchers in the HMRI Brain and Mental Health Program are affiliated with the University’s Priority Research Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health. The translational research focus has positioned the PRC strongly within HMRI, and facilitated strong engagement with the health care sector.

The Program also includes the HMRI Stroke Research Group, and incorporates the NSW Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health at Orange.

Program Leader: Professor Chris Levi, Hunter New England Local Health District

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    1. All Shook Up Ball

      May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
    2. BRICs Breakfast at Tiffany’s Movie Night

      May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      HMRI, Caves Lecture Theatre New Lambton Heights
    3. Volunteer – Color Run Newcastle

      May 9 @ 8:00 am - May 11 @ 5:00 pm
      Newcastle Jockey Club Broadmeadow