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Understanding the effects of antipsychotic medication on the brains of young people
1 April, 2021
A new study led by Professor Alex Fornito that examines young people who have just developed psychosis has moved one step closer to understanding how treatment with antipsychotic medications affects the brain.
Supporting cognitive and mental health in young Australians
29 March, 2021
With almost 75% of all mental health illnesses beginning in adolescence and young adulthood, the University years are a critical period of vulnerability for mental ill-health. The Turner Institute is driving several co-led initiatives aimed at
New trial to test effect of preventative lifestyle interventions on dementia
22 March, 2021
A new study led by Associate Professor Yen Ying Lim at the Turner Institute will investigate the preventative potential of lifestyle interventions in slowing down cognitive decline associated with dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease.
COPE Initiative receives award for excellence during pandemic
15 March, 2021
The COVID-19 Outbreak Public Evaluation (COPE) Initiative, led by Fulbright Scholar and Monash student, Mark Czeisler and Professor Shantha Rajaratnam in collaboration with Austin Health, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Turner Clinics: Providing community-based support
10 March, 2021
A key message to come out of the Royal Commission is the need for improved community-based support for good mental health and wellbeing. The Turner Clinics sit at the heart of our community strategy, delivering clinical services and innovative
Turner Institute welcomes focus on research, innovation and prevention in Royal Commission recommendations
6 March, 2021
March 2 saw the highly anticipated release of the final report of the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System. The Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health welcomed the Commission’s clear preventative stance in addressing the
Athlete sleep impacted during COVID-19 lockdown
4 February, 2021
A Monash University study into the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown and mandatory quarantine on athletes found many benefited from improved sleep patterns and mental health, while an increase in screen time and reduced exposure to outdoor light
Welcome to Professor Judith Gullifer
1 February, 2021
The Turner Institute is delighted to welcome Professor Judith Gullifer, who recently joined as the new Director of Education within the School of Psychological Sciences.
Helping those with acquired brain injury keep safe online
17 December, 2020
Understanding, preventing and managing the impact of cybercrime on people with acquired brain injury (ABI) is the focus of a new study by researchers at the Turner Institute, Monash University.
The dark side: How too much light is making us sick
2 December, 2020
Associate Professor Sean Cain and Dr Andrew Phillips of The Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health study the effects that artificial light has on our brains and physiology.
New grant to address fatigue management in shift workers
20 November, 2020
Congratulations to Dr Andrew Phillips, who is the recipient of an ARC Discovery Grant aimed at addressing worker fatigue, and making safer work environments for millions of
Turner Institute celebrates two researchers on Highly Cited Researchers 2020 List
19 November, 2020
Congratulations to Professors Alex Fornito and Murat Yucel who have once again been named on the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list.
Telehealth trauma program to treat ambulance paramedics
18 November, 2020
The Turner Institute, via the Turner Clinics, has been working with Ambulance Victoria and Worksafe to develop a peer-based group program to support employees through trauma-related mental health symptoms and PTSD
Yarning Circles: Adopting a culturally sensitive approach to community-based research
15 November, 2020
Understanding how matters of cultural identity influence or affect the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal Australians is the focus of a research study exploring the impact of lateral violence on Indigenous communities.
New study finds a link between sleep apnea and increased risk of dementia
11 November, 2020
A new study by Monash University has found that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been linked to an increased risk of dementia.
New brain-training helps prevent relapse after alcohol treatment
8 November, 2020
Professor Antonio Verdejo-Garcia of the Turner Institute is part of a research team that has found that it may be possible to dampen the workings of the subconscious brain to prevent alcohol relapse, leading to a world-first trial of a
Professor Shantha Rajaratnam appointed as new Chair of Sleep Health Foundation
2 November, 2020
Professor Shantha Rajaratnam, Deputy Director of the Turner Institute, has been announced as the new Chair of the Sleep Health Foundation. Shantha takes the reins from longstanding board member Dorothy Bruck, who has stepped down after four years as
World-first study tracked mental health and wellbeing in students and staff during COVID lockdowns
1 November, 2020
Findings from a unique longitudinal research study conducted throughout 2020 - Thrive@Home – are set to shape the University's wellbeing recovery efforts in 2021 and beyond. Thrive@Home has provided deep insights into the
Research findings spur US mental health action during pandemic
19 October, 2020
A program of research seeking to assess the public impact of the coronavirus pandemic is making a significant impact in the US, with findings prompting government officials and policymakers to expand access to mental and behavioural health
Dr Kylie King wins suicide prevention fellowship
15 October, 2020
Turner Impact Fellow Dr Kylie King has been awarded a suicide prevention fellowship to evaluate the impact of suicide awareness training and peer support interventions on construction workers.