The Centre of Research Excellence in Optimising Early Interventions for Young People with Emerging Mood Disorders (Optymise) is led by an Executive Committee, chaired by Professor Ian Hickie. The executive committee makes decisions regarding the prioritisation and implementation of the program of research.
Additionally, there are three subcommittees incorporating Research, Research Training and Research Translation Subcommittees.
The Research subcommittee, chaired by Professor Ian Hickie, is responsible for promoting research productivity, collaboration and promotion.
The Research Training subcommittee, chaired by Professor Nick Glozier, is responsible for building capacity in youth mental health research. With a primary focus on the development and training of new higher degree research students and post-doctoral researchers, the Research Training subcommittee has responsibility for awarding Clinical Training Fellowships and PhD Scholarships. The subcommittee will also oversee mentorship arrangements and identify areas of training need, and provide for national and international knowledge exchange.
The Research Translation subcommittee, chaired by Associate Professor Jane Burns, is responsible for ensuring active promotion and translation of activities and outcomes to policy and practice. In addition, the subcommittee will liaise yearly with independent bodies to provide updates and seek opinion.