About Us

Biological Psychiatry Australia

Biological Psychiatry Australia is a newly formed society for professionals interested in the advancement of biological research in psychiatry.

The research focus of the Society encompasses the application of biological techniques to investigate and better understand the causes of psychiatric disorders and the translation of neuroscience research to the development of more effective clinical treatments.

The society convenes annually at a meeting designed to promote academic exchange and collaboration between researchers and clinicians working in related fields.


Executive committee

President                       Susan Rossell, Swinburne University

Vice-president               Daryl Eyles, University of Queensland

Secretary                      Thomas Burne, University of Queensland

Treasurer                       Elizabeth Scarr, University of Melbourne

Webmaster                    Alex Fornito, Monash University       

Student member            Ryan Duchatel, University of Newcastle

Committee members    

Laura Gray, Deakin University

Melissa Green, University of New South Wales

Nigel Jones, University of Melbourne

Zoltan Sarnyai, James Cook University



Click here for a report on the Society’s launch in 2010.