Understanding schizophrenia: an epidemiological perspective

Event details


  • McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, QEII Medical Centre
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Date and time

  • 9 July 2019, 12.30-1.30pm

Event type

  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


  • Academics
  • Current students
  • Domestic
  • Future students
  • International
  • Graduates or near graduates
  • Postgraduate
  • Undergraduate

Event Fee

  • Free


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Join the Faculty for its monthly Dean’s Distinguished Lecture where Professor Vera Morgan will discuss the topic: 'Understanding schizophrenia: an epidemiological perspective'. Schizophrenia is a complex disorder and we are still far from understanding its basis. This talk explores what we have learned about the cause and course of schizophrenia from an epidemiological perspective.


Professor Vera Morgan is Head of the Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Research Unit in the UWA School of Population and Global Health, Acting Director of the Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry in the UWA Division of Psychiatry, and Operational Epidemiologist at the North Metropolitan Health Service Mental Health.


She is a psychiatric epidemiologist with a special interest in studying schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Her cross-disciplinary approach to the study of psychotic illness melds epidemiological, psychiatric, sociological and criminological perspectives on aetiology and course to help unravel its complex nature and improve outcomes for affected people. She was National Project Director and Convenor of the Technical Advisory Group for the Australian Government National Survey of High Impact Psychosis. Her professional roles have included President of the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research, Vice-President of the Australasian Epidemiological Association, Chair of the Research Committee of the Mental Health Council of Australia, and Member of The University of Western Australia Senate.