The Centre for Human Psychopharmacology conducts world-leading research embracing:
- Cognition and mood enhancement focusing on the effects of natural substances
- Pharmacological and nutraceutical treatments for neurocognitive ageing
- Immediate and long-term effects of illicit and prescription drugs on neurocognition and applied behaviours such as driving
With over 30 researchers, the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology is the largest group in the world researching the cognitive and mood effects of natural products, nutritional supplements and other nutritional interventions.
We have expertise in the following areas:
- Neurocognitive testing
- Stress and mood assessment
- Psychiatric assessment
- Brain imaging techniques
- Other techniques
News and Events
Dr Luke Downey's study into the effect of multivitamins on occupational stress has been featured in The Herald Sun.
Dr Luke Downey was an invited expert on SYN Radio's Panorama for a debate on the use of medicinal cannabis.
What’s in cough syrup that could help with Down syndrome?
An ingredient in cough syrup has been identified to potentially improve the memory, language and learning of people with Down syndrome.