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Associate Professor Seetal Dodd is involved in a broad diversity of mental health research projects. He has published over 120 articles in peer reviewed journals and is on the editorial board of several scientific journals, including being Editor in Chief of the journal Current Drug Safety. He has over 20 years of research experience, originally at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne, since 1991, and from 2001-2002 at the Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash University. He is currently a researcher at Barwon Health, Geelong where he has been based since 2003.
Include undergraduate and/or postgraduate unit or course coordinator roles, and supervision of honours, masters and PhD students.
Assoc Prof Dodd was the honours co-ordination for the Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Melbourne at Barwon Health from 2006 until 2010 and continues to supervise honours students through Deakin University. He has supervised five PhD students, two of whom have completed.
PhD students Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences: Barwon Health, University of Melbourne
Dr Lana Williams
Supervisors: Michael Berk, Seetal Dodd, Julie Pasco
Commenced 2004, passed 12th June 2008
Ms Joanna Fitzsimons
Supervisors: Michael Berk, Seetal Dodd, Tim Lambert
Commenced 2004, confirmed 2005, Leave of absence from 2009.
Ms Paula Volpe
Supervisors: Michael Berk, Seetal Dodd, Richard Huggins, Graeme Hawthorne
Commenced 2006, Leave of absence from 2007.
Ms Sue Lauder
Supervisors: Michael Berk, Seetal Dodd, Andrea Chester
Commenced 2006, confirmed 2007
Ms Lesley Berk
Supervisors: Anthony Jorm, Seetal Dodd, Claire Kelly
Commenced 2008, Under examination November 2012
Ms Kristi Villagonzalo
Supervisors: Michael Berk, Seetal Dodd, Olivia Dean, Kylie Gray
Commenced 2010, confirmed 2010
PhD students School of Medicine, Deakin University
Ms Joanne Dipnall
Supervisors: Michael Berk, Seetal Dodd, Lana Williams, Felice Jacka, Julie Pasco, Svetha Vengatash
BSc (Hons) students Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences: Barwon Health, University of Melbourne
Ms Michelle Bernardo (2006)
Supervisors: Michael Berk, Seetal Dodd
Ms Kristi Villagonzalo (2008)
Supervisors: Seetal Dodd, Felicity Ng, Stephen Mihaly
Ms Emma Gliddon (2010)
Supervisors: Seetal Dodd, Sue Lauder
Post Grad Dip Science students Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences: Barwon Health, University of Melbourne
Ms Carolyn Elyse Coulson (2007)
Supervisors: Marjan Geertsema, Felicity Ng, Seetal Dodd
BMedSc (Hons) students School of Medicine, Deakin University
Ms Natalie Hyde (2012)
Supervisor: Seetal Dodd
Ms Christa Purdie (2012)
Supervisor: Seetal Dodd
Assoc Prof Dodds interests include; mood disorders, substance disorders (including tobacco), efficacy, safety and pharmacology of treatments used for mental health, risk factors, illness staging, neuroprotection and neuroprogression and nitrosative, oxidative and inflammatory biomarkers. Much of his research is conducted within national and international research collaborations.
1999; Postgraduate Overseas Research Experience Award
- Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Melbourne for travel and living expenses to conduct research at The Medical University of South Carolina.
2009; Samuel Gershon award
- Presented at the International Conference on Bipolar Disorder, 25-27th June 2009, Pittsburgh.
Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI): Member since 1996
Australian Society for Biological Psychiatry: Member since 1997
Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research: Member since 1997
International Society for Bipolar Disorders: Member since 2005
Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum: Member since 2005
International Society for Bipolar Disorders Board of Councillors. Elected term: March 2012 to March 2014