“It is one of the joys of working in this field to see the profound improvement in the lives of patients whom we treat. Professor Sean Hood
Links with the World Psychiatric Association and leading academic departments and universities around the world
Professor Helen Milroy, commissioner for the Royal Commission into child sex abuse
World-renowned researchers using innovative ways to tackle some of our greatest health challenges, such as drug dependency
Trailblazing psychiatrist invited to Queen's funeral
Professor Helen Milroy, from The University of Western Australia’s Medical School, said she was shocked but also honoured to be chosen to join the Prime Minister at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.Read more
Prairie Health and UWA collaborate to accelerate precision psychiatry
Prairie Health and UWA are collaborating on a study to expand research in clinical pharmacogenomics to provide precision medicine in psychiatry.Read more
Does psychedelic science need philosophy?
A symposium on the monograph Philosophy of Psychedelics by UWA’s Dr Chris Letheby examines whether the benefit of using psychedelics in the treatment of mental health problems is outweighed by the altered mind states the drugs induce.Read more
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
Professor Gary Hulse
Gary Hulse is Professor of Addiction Medicine within the Division of Psychiatry at The University of Western Australia and previous Chair of the Committee on Alcohol and Drug Education on behalf of the Deans Australia and New Zealand Medical Schools.Read more
Professor Sean Hood
Sean Hood is Head of UWA’s Division of Psychiatry, UWA Medical School and Associate Dean, Community and Engagement, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. He is Head of the Treatment Resistant Anxiety and Mood Disorders (TRAMD) Unit at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Mental Health Unit.Read more
Collaborations and industry partners
The Division includes a World Health Organization collaborating centre for research, training and consultative work on mental health.
We have links with the World Psychiatric Association and leading academic departments and universities around the world.
We conduct our research in collaboration with: