Pharmacology of schizophrenia, addiction and Parkinson’s disease
Neuropsychopharmacology has three major aims.
- Elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying drugs that influence the nervous system.
- Develop new medications to treat ailments of the nervous system.
- Further our understanding of how the nervous system operates, using drugs as a tool to manipulate activity in the nervous system.
Our lab uses these approaches in the analysis of drugs and conditions related to central dopamine neurons, particularly the nigrostriatal and mesocorticolimbic dopamine pathways that underlie voluntary behaviour.
For more information about the lab, contact Professor Mathew Martin-Iverson, Head of Pharmacology.
WA Centre for Health and Ageing
The WA Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA) is a leading education and clinical studies centre re-defining ageing research in Western Australia.Read more about WA Centre for Health and Ageing
Centre for Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine
The Centre for Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine is a collaborative research space for scientists to share stem cell expertise.Read more about Centre for Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine
CTEC combines an interactive hospital environment with expert clinical educators to offer training to junior doctors and senior consultants in a way that supplements traditional clinical-based training.Read more about CTEC
UWA Podiatry Clinic
The UWA Podiatry Clinic is a university-delivered podiatric surgery facility, the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere.Read more about UWA Podiatry Clinic
The Biomedical Laboratories are hi-tech training facilities for undergraduate and postgraduate students at UWA.Read more about Biomedical laboratories
UWA Health Campus
The UWA Health Campus provides cutting-edge specialist teaching and learning facilities for students, professionals and patients.Read more about UWA Health Campus
Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH)
CAMDH supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aspiring to graduate as doctors, dentists, podiatrists and become leaders in the field of Aboriginal HealthRead more about Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH)
Our unique collection is used to educate medical, nursing and science undergraduates, and assists in training specialist pathologists to improve their understanding of mechanisms of disease and diagnostic pathology.Read more about Pathology museum
The Oral Health Centre of Western Australia
The Oral Health Centre, a state-of-the-art dental teaching and learning facility united with an oral health care clinic, is the only institution in WA offering tertiary training in dentistry.Read more about The Oral Health Centre of Western Australia
Institute for Respiratory Health
Discover leading researchers and dedicated clinicians who investigate, diagnose, treat and prevent respiratory conditions.Read more about Institute for Respiratory Health
J. Robin Warren LibraryLibrary
Professor (John) Robin Warren was a co-recipient, with Professor Barry J Marshall, of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2005 for their discovery that stomach ulcers were caused by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori.Read more about J. Robin Warren Library
Centre for clinical research in neuropsychiatry
The Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry (CCRN) conducts multidisciplinary research into severe mental illness such as schizophrenia.Read more about Centre for clinical research in neuropsychiatry
Doctor of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (MD) graduates from UWA will be committed to the wellbeing of the patient, community and society as responsible, accountable, scholarly, capable and caring doctors.
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
The Bachelor of Biomedical Science encompasses the biological basis of human structure and function and the application of this knowledge to disease, wellbeing and society.
School of Biomedical Sciences
The School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Western Australia encompasses biological, pre-clinical and health-related fields.
A major in Neuroscience will allow you to explore how nervous systems work and how nervous system function can be restored after disease and injury to the brain.