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
Work by PhD student Kate Cox into the benefits of curcumin on fatigue and attentional function featured on a number of media sites including Channel 10 news.
NMHRC success for postdoc Matthew Pase
Matthew Pase has been awarded a four year NHMRC Sydney Sax Overseas Public Health Fellowship. He will work across Boston University and the Framingham Heart Study, Harvard Medical School and Swinburne.
Curcumin: A spice extract that reduces fatigue
A new study from the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology has found a spice extract improves fatigue and memory in the older population.