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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

News and Events

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    Swinburne hosts the ISIR Conference

    The 2013 Annual conference of the International Society for Intelligence Research was hosted by Swinburne University Con Stough and Andrew Scholey from the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology

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    CHP grant success!

    Professor Con Stough and Dr. Luke Downey with Swinburne colleague Dr. Steve Bowe have been awarded $194,115 for their project The relationship between accident culpability and drug presence in blood samples taken from persons injured in motor vehicle collisions. CHP adjunct Dr. Jerome Sarris, along with CHP Professors Con Stough and Andrew Scholey and colleagues from the Universities of Melbourne and Queensland, has been awarded $658,539 to fund the project Kava for the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A 16-Week Double-Blind RCT

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    CHP director to attend World Economic Forum

    CHP co-director Prof Con Stough will be attending the World Economic Forum in for the second year running this November. This year's Summit on the Global Agenda 2013 is the largest and most significant global brainstorming, and will take place on 18-20 November in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Con is part of the neuroscience panel chaired by nobel laureate Eric Kandel.

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    Grant Success

    Professor Andrew Scholey and CHP Colleagues have been awarded $900,000 for the project 'Controlled Trials in 'At Risk' Humans to Establish the Cognitive Benefits of a Nutrient Mixture and Underlying Mechanisms of Action'. The sub-award to Swinburne is part of a larger competitive grant from Abbott Nutrition to fund a new collaboration between the CHP, the University of Norwich, UK and the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, US. The project will examine the effects of a 12 month dietary intervention on learning and memory in older individuals with poor memory, and will involve cognitive testing, biomarkers, genetics and neuroimaging.


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National Institute of Complementary Medicine