Making the connection

Increased risk of bone fractures for those with psychiatric disorders.

Geelong study challenges

Debate over international definitions for diagnosing osteoporosis.

A New Approach to Bipolar Depression

Do you have bipolar disorder and are looking for something more than your usual treatment?

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+61 4215 3320


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

What we do

IMPACT is an integrated research facility that aims to better understand the causes of and impact of psychiatric, musculoskeletal, metabolic and other disorders and contributes to the development of innovative therapies and preventative interventions.

Research projects have focused on psychiatric disorders, alternative targets to treat the symptoms and factors that can contribute to the prevention of mental disorders.

Under the guidance of Professor Michael Berk (Psychiatry) and Professor Julie Pasco (Epidemiology, Musculoskeletal and Metabolic Disorders), our research is conducted in a number of fields:

  1. Novel Therapies
  2. Prevention of Mental Disorders
  3. Treatment of Mental Disorders
  4. Epidemiology

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

22nd January 2014