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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


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:

Professor Andrew Scholey talks about the Work of the CHP. Also available from Swinburne Research Profiles.

News and Events

  • Professor Con Stough online interviews

    Professor Con Stough answered questions about a wide ranging array cognitive enhancers in an online "ask me anything" (AMA) session on Reddit. He also had an in-depth interview for the organisation PRYMD on his work in the fields of cognitive enhancement and Emotional Intelligence.

  • CHP professors present at National Cannabis Conference

    Professor Stough and Professor Ogden recently were involved in a symposium on cannabis at the National Cannabis Conference in Melbourne.