Professor Michael Berk is currently a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and is Alfred Deakin Chair of Psychiatry at Deakin University, where he heads the IMPACT Strategic Research Centre. He also is an Honorary Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, the Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health and Orygen Youth Health at Melbourne University, as well as in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. Professor Berk is past president of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders and the Australasian Society for Bipolar and Depressive Disorders. He has published over 500 papers predominantly in mood disorders. His major interests are in the discovery and implementation of novel therapies, and risk factors and prevention of psychiatric disorders. He is the recipient of a number of grants, including National Institutes of Health (US), Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, NHMRC CRE and project grants, beyondblue, Stanley Medical Research Institute awards and is a lead investigator in a Collaborative Research Centre.
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Optymise Research Themes
- Phase II behavioural and medical therapy clinical trials
- Clinical and population-based longitudinal and family studies