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
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.
Dr Luke Downey's research into tracking animals' mood, motivation and health has been featured in the Ecological Society of America's journal, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
Mediterranean diet: The 10 day switch
New research from Swinburne shows the benefits of switching to a Mediterranean-style diet