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
The CHP is a leading international centre researching the cognitive and mood effects of bioactive nutrients, pharmaceuticals, recreational drugs and dietary interventions. The Centre works closely with industry to allow rapid translation of research findings into evidence-based end-user benefits for cognitive health.
We have expertise in the following areas:
- Neurocognitive testing
- Stress and mood assessment
- Psychiatric assessment
- Brain imaging techniques
- Other techniques
News and Events
Professor Con Stough and Matthew Pase have put together a status report on the effectiveness of natural pharmaceuticals.
Drugs and Driving 2015 symposium
Professor Con Stough will present at the Drugs and Driving 2015 symposium in Toronto in June.
Swinburne wins University Research of the Year for spice research
A Swinburne study looking at the cognitive effects of curcumin on older adults has won University Research of the Year