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

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Dr Seetal Dodd

Dr Seetal Dodd

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: +61 3 4215 3299
Campus: Geelong - Barwon Health


Research interests:

Associate Professor Seetal Dodd is involved in a broad diversity of mental health research projects. His 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 A/Prof Dodd's research is conducted within national and international research collaborations.

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Brief Biography

Associate Professor Seetal Dodd is a Clinical Associate Professor with the School of Medicine, Deakin University, a Senior Fellow with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, and holds a full-time permanent staff position with Barwon Health. 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, from 1990-2001, and at the Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash University, from 2001-2002. He is currently a researcher at Barwon Health, Geelong where he has been based since 2003. Throughout his career his research has included a broad range of psychiatry research projects, ranging from laboratory based psychopharmacology research involving rats, cells, enzymes and analytical techniques, through to clinical trials, observational studies and other non-laboratory techniques.

He was elected to the Board of Councillors of the International Society for Bipolar Disorder in 2012. A/Prof Dodd has successfully obtained research funding from the National Health & Medical Research Council, Australian Rotary Health, Beyond Blue, Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (USA), fondaMental (France) as well as from the pharmaceutical industry.

A/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. He strongly believes that a role of the academic supervisor is to facilitate the career development of his students. All of his students have published their research findings and both his PhD graduate have found post-doctoral research positions.

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