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About MAPrc research

The Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) is based at the Alfred Hospital, carrying out world-class research to help make a difference to the lives of people suffering from serious mental illnesses.

In September 2021, internationally renowned women’s mental health expert and Director of MAPrc, Professor Jayashri Kulkarni AM, was appointed as Director of Cabrini’s newly opened Lisa Thurin Women’s Health Centre – Australia’s first private, women’s-only mental health hospital. This creates significant opportunities for MAPrc to expand our research programs in collaboration with Cabrini.

Our mission and philosophy

  • The MAPrc mission is to develop new treatments, new understanding and new services for mental illnesses
  • Our philosophy is to conduct world class psychiatric research with respect, equality and understanding

The MAPrc team

The Research Staff at MAPrc are a diverse group of dedicated and dynamic people, with a focus on ground-breaking and innovative outcomes for participant-oriented care. We acknowledge the participant as the hub of all our research activities, and make every effort to ensure continuity of optimum health and wellbeing, in a holistic manner. Our values encompass caring and responding appropriately to our patients/participants, encouraging and achieving excellence through continual learning and improvement, working in partnership and co-operation with all allied health services, being responsible and accountable for the services we provide, and treating all people with integrity, in a friendly, trusting and respectful manner and environment.

MAPrc nurtures a friendly and supportive environment, where team-work and individual effort are not only encouraged but applauded. Our work incorporates all areas of mental health and we strive to provide educational updates and opportunities to all staff, and encourage the dissemination of knowledge in all areas of the health sector.

Research activities include project advertisement, ethics processing, project recruitment, participant interaction, project co-ordination and data analysis, development of clinical networks, conference attendance and project presentations, publication of study progress and results within a variety of reputable journals, and departmental representation at a diverse range of mental health forums—both nationally and internationally.

Clinical trials

Contact us

Contact our friendly team if you would like to receive more information on any of our clinical trials.