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Dr Philip Sumner

Postdoctoral Researcher


I am a postdoctoral fellow at Swinburne University. The focus of my work is currently on investigating thought disorder in schizophrenia and schizotypy.

Research interests

Clinical Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Neuroscience

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Cognitive And Computational Psychology - 520400
  • Clinical Psychology - 520302
  • Counselling Psychology - 520303
  • Health Psychology - 520304
  • Cognitive Neuroscience - 520203
  • Psychopharmacology - 520205
  • Psychophysiology - 520206
  • Social And Affective Neuroscience - 520207
  • Clinical Neuropsychology - 520301
  • Cognition - 520401
  • Learning, Motivation And Emotion - 520403
  • Behavioural Genetics - 520201
  • Behavioural Neuroscience - 520202

Teaching areas

Cognitive Psychology;Neuroscience


Also published as: Sumner, Philip; Sumner, P.; Sumner, Philip J.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2023: Efficacy and safety of two versus three high dose psilocybin-assisted therapy sessions in comparison to an inactive control for treatment resistant major depressive disorder (TR-MDD): A double blind, 3-arm randomised controlled trial *; Woke Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd Fund Scheme
  • 2023: Investigating speech analysis as a digital suicide risk assessment *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2022: Using Speech to Identify Co-Morbid Depression in People with Schizophrenia *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2021: Can quantitative speech analysis techniques be used to identify people with depression? *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2021: Developing a blood test to aid in the diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD) *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2020: Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth mental health *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant

* Chief Investigator

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