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

Our Team

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Dr Lana Williams

Dr Lana Williams

Position: Senior Research Fellow
Phone: +61 3 4215 3303
Email: lanaw@barwonhealth.org.au
Campus: Geelong - Barwon Health


 

University recorded publications

Researcher output profile for Dr Lana Williams

Brief Biography

Dr Lana Williams is an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level C) and Clinical Psychologist (provisional) with significant experience in psychiatric epidemiology and a special interest in the co-occurrence of physical and mental disorders. She currently is the Head of the Division of Psychiatric Epidemiology within the IMPACT Strategic Research Centre, Deakin University, and also leads GOS Mental Health, a large epidemiological study involving an age-stratified, random, population-based sample of ~3000 men and women. Over the past years, Dr Williams has been developing an innovative program of research examining medical, lifestyle and social correlates of mood, anxiety and personality disorders within the community. Cornerstone is her work investigating the interplay between psychiatric disorders, the medications used to treat these disorders and bone health, which has attracted extensive project funding and personal awards. Her research program is an invaluable resource for collaborative studies, both nationally and internationally and student projects.

Dr Williams has authored over 50 peer reviewed scientific publications, some of which have been published in the top ranked psychiatry journals, such as the Biological Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, British Journal of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. To date, she has received over $200,000.00 in personal award funding and attracted over $1.2 million in project grant funding as a Chief Investigator. Dr Williams is a regular presenter and chair at both domestic and international scientific meetings, and has numerous (inter) national, ongoing collaborations in her research field. Currently, she is a supervisor to 6 RHD students and has a supervised a candidate to completion at The University of Melbourne. Dr Williams is an active member of a number of professional organisations, including the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Psychology Board of Australia, the Australian Psychological Society (APS), Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research (ASPR), International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology (IFPE), International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD), International Society for Bipolar Disorder (ISBD) and the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS).

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