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
Read the findings of a study by Professor Con Stough and Matthew Pase into the effectiveness of natural pharmaceuticals in preserving abilities such as memory and reasoning.
Listen to Professor Con Stough's Smart Drugs Smarts podcast on his research methods and insight into plant-based cognitive enhancers with chronic (ongoing) effects, like Gingko biloba and Bacopa monnieri.
Food for thought: a free public lecture
Discover how food and water can affect your mental performance and mood