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Discipline of Psychiatry

Dedicated to understanding mental health disorders
We conduct teaching and cutting-edge research in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioural disorders across six clinical schools and several major teaching hospitals in New South Wales.

About the discipline

Since its inception in 1898, the Discipline of Psychiatry has upheld a tradition of offering the highest standards of teaching, innovative research and compassionate care for our primary concern - patients.

We teach in each clinical school and offer an exciting course that is integrated into a wide range of specialised clinical experiences. You'll have the opportunity to gain deeper insights into psychological disorders from both patient and professional perspectives.

Study options

The University offers a range of research opportunities to help you pursue your passion. You can undertake a:

To learn more about research opportunities in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, visit our postgraduate research page.

Our research

We are proud to conduct research across a wide range of areas relating to psychiatry and addiction medicine. Particular areas of interest include: 

  • adult psychiatry
  • affective disorders
  • anxiety disorders
  • child and adolescent psychiatry 
  • eating disorders
  • forensic psychiatry
  • neuropsychiatry
  • old-age psychiatry/psychogeriatrics
  • perinatal research 
  • psychopharmacology/drug and alcohol research 
  • rural health.

There are plenty of opportunities available to engage in research for honours or doctoral projects. Initial enquiries should be made to the Head of the Discipline of Psychiatry.

Head of Discipline

Professor Anthony Harris
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Discipline of Psychiatry

  • Westmead Clinical School Clinical Sciences Level 2 Westmead Hospital Westmead NSW 2145

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