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berkoffice@barwonhealth.org.au

Phone:

+61 4215 3320

Mail:

IMPACT Strategic Research Centre (Barwon Health)
Deakin University
School of Medicine
PO Box 281
Geelong Victoria 3220

Our Team

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Prof Michael Berk

Prof Michael Berk

Position: Director/Alfred Deakin Professor of Psychiatry
Phone: +61 3 4215 3330
Email: mikebe@barwonhealth.org.au
Campus: Geelong - Barwon Health


 

University recorded publications

Researcher output profile for Prof Michael Berk

Brief Biography

Professor Michael Berk is currently 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. He is past president of the International Society for Bipolar disorders and the Australasian Society or 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), Simon Autism Foundation, 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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