Aged Psychiatry Academic Unit

The Aged Psychiatry Academic Unit's research focuses on care and improvement of the mental health of the ageing, including those with dementia, behaviour disorders, or in aged care, as well as those who care for them.

Contact us at monarc.sphpm@monash.edu or phone +61 3 9265 1268.

Our Team

Dr Chris PlakiotisDr Chris Plakiotis

Appointments:
Head, Aged Psychiatry Academic Unit
Head, Aged Persons Mental Health Service, Monash Health

Qualifications: Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education (Monash University, 2017); Doctor of Medicine (Monash University, 2016); Master of Clinical Research (The University of Melbourne, 2012); Master of Psychological Medicine (Monash University, 2005); Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS, Monash University, 1997)

Research interests: Brain stimulation therapies · Depression

Dr Nader Yakoub

Appointment: Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Dr Ian Presnell

Appointment: Senior Lecturer
Qualifications: Graduate Certificate Health Professional Education (Monash University, 2008); Master of Psychological Medicine (Monash University, 1995); Fellow of RANZCP (1993); Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS, Monash University, 1984)
Research interests: Psychogeriatrics · Medical education · Assessment and primary care psychiatry

Rhoda Lai

Appointment: Research Assistant
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (The University of Melbourne, 2014)

Toni Withiel

Appointment: Research Assistant