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Mental health funding

New funding for mental health

Brain and Mind Centre researchers Associate Professor David Hawes and Professor Niels Buus have received grant funding to foster collaboration with the University of New South Wales in the mental health space. 

Two outstanding Brain and Mind Centre researchers have received funding to support innovative, collaborative projects in mental health and addiction:

  • Associate Professor David Hawes, from our Child Development and Behaviour team, will work with Associate Professor Kimberlie Dean and Dr Claire Gaskin (UNSW) on a project on preventing poor mental health and re-offending trajectories, and the impact of adolescent court diversion.

  • Professor Niels Buus, who works closely with our Youth Mental Health and Technology team, will collaborate with Dr Jo River, Dr Aliza Werner-Seidler and Professor Katherine Boydell (UNSW) as well as researchers from a number of other institutions to create meaningful collaboration in mental health research.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Scheme: Early Intervention and Prevention – Young People was set up to foster collaborations between researchers at the University of Sydney and UNSW Australia. They are the first outcome of a historic medical research partnership between both universities that was established in 2015.