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Aleksandar Janca

W/Prof Aleksandar Janca

Winthrop Professor of Psychiatry
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The University of Western Australia (M571)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 9224 0293
Fax
+61 8 9224 0285
Email
aleksandar.janca@uwa.edu.au

Winthrop Professor
Psychiatry

Contact details
Address
Psychiatry
The University of Western Australia (M571)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 9224 0293
Fax
+61 8 9224 0285
Email
aleksandar.janca@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
MD MSc Novi Sad, FRCPsych, FRANZCP
Key research
* Psychiatric epidemiology
* Transcultural psychiatry
* Psychiatric classification, diagnosis and assessment
* Public health aspects of mental and neurological disorders
Publications
Journal Articles (from 2001)
Janca A. (2001) World and mental health in 2001. Current Psychiatry Reports, 3, 77-78.

Harrison G, Hopper K, Craig T, Laska E, Siegel C, Wanderling J, Dube KC, Ganev K, Giel R, an der Heiden W, Janca A, Lee PWH, Leon C, Malhotra S, Marsella AJ, Nakane Y, Sartorius N, Shen Y, Skoda C, Thara R, Tsirkin SJ, Varma V, Walsh, D, Wiersma D, Wynne L. (2001) Recovery from psychotic illness: a 15 and 25 year international follow-up study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 178, 506-517.

Janca A, Ahern K, Rock D. (2001) Introducing ICD-10 into psychiatric coding practice: a WA experience. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 25, 376-377.

Janca A. (2001) Reliability of DSM-IV axis V scales. American Journal of Psychiatry, 158, 1935-1936.

Janca A. (2001) ICD-10 as a coding tool in psychiatry. Australasian Psychiatry, 9, 358-363.

Maes M, Mylle J, Delmeire L, Janca A (2001). Pre- and post-disaster negative life events in relation to incidence and severity of posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry Research, 105, 1-12.

Findley L, Eichhorn T, Janca A, Kazenwadel J, Baker M, Currie-Gnjesda D, Hughes K, Koller W, Liebermann, Mizuno Y, Rajput A, Roy S, Stocchi F, Tewarie B, Tolosa E (2002). Factors that impact on quality of life in Parkinson’s disease: results from an international survey. Movement Disorders, 17, 60-67.

Cooper JE, Janca A. (2002) Scientific evidence in psychiatry: some cautionary notes. Current Psychiatry Reports, 4, 75-76.

Janca A, Gillam D. (2002) Development and evaluation of an ICD-10 telepsychiatry training program in Western Australia. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 8, 120-122.

Fountoulakis KN, Iacovides A, Ioannidou C, Bascialla F, Nimatoudis I, Kaprinis G, Janca A, Dahl A. (2002) Reliability and cultural applicability of the Greek version of the international personality disorders examination. BMC Psychiatry, 2, 1-7.

Janca A, Cooper JE. (2002) Measurement of some novel concepts in psychiatry. World Psychiatry, 2, 107-108.

Morgan V, Janca A, Jablensky A. (2002) National study of psychotic disorders in Australia: feedback from individuals with psychosis. Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry, 12, 8-12.

Janca A. (2002) Parkinson’s disease from WHO perspective and a public health point of view. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 9, 3-6.

Lee A, Isaac M, Janca A.(2002) Post-traumatic stress disorder and terrorism. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 15, 633-637.

Leung GM, Baker M, Chan C, Chan SSC, Chan WS, Chi I, Fang D, Ho SL, Janca A, Kim JS, Lam PY, Leong CH, Leung S, Lo WL, Slewett, Thompson P, RYT Yeung, Yu YL.(2002) The challenge of chronic conditions in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 8, 376-378.

Aoun S, Pennebaker D, Janca A. (2002) Outcome measurement in rural mental health care: a field trial of rooming-in models. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 10, 302-307.

Morgan V, Janca A, Jablensky A. (2003) Psychotic disorders in Australia: patients respond to national survey results. Letter to the Editor. European Psychiatry, 18, 142.

Hiller W, Janca A. (2003) Assessment of somatoform disorders: a review of strategies and instruments. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 15, 167-179.

Janca A, Bullen C. (2003) The Aboriginal concept of time and its mental health implications. Australasian Psychiatry, 11, S40-S44.

Abou-Saleh MT, Janca A. (2004) The epidemiology of substance misuse and comorbid psychiatric disorders. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 16, 3-8.

Janca A. (2004) WHO global campaigns: a way forward in addressing public health importance of common neurological disorders. Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry, 3, 9.

Lautenschlager NT, Almeida OP, Flicker L, Janca A. (2004) Can physical activity improve the mental health of older adults? Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry, 3, 12.

Dragovic M, Allet L, Janca A. (2004) Electroconvulsive therapy and determination of cerebral dominance. Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry, 3, 14.

Janca A. (2005) Rethinking somatoform disorders. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 18, 65-71.

Kalra H, Tandon R, Trivedi JK, Janca A. (2005) Pregnancy-induced obsessive compulsive disorder: a case report. Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry, 4, 12-16.

Janca A. (2005) Aboriginal art therapy. Psychiatry in pictures. British Journal of Psychiatry, 187, A2.

Janca A, Isaac M, Ventouras J (2006). Towards better understanding and management of somatoform disorders. International Review of Psychiatry, 18, 5-12.

Balaratnasingam S, Janca A. (2006) Mass hysteria revisited. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 19, 171-174.
Kalra H, Dalal PK, Allet L, Janca A. (2006) Oxcarbamazepine in a carbamazepine-intolerant patient with bipolar affective disorder: a case report. Psychiatria Danubina, 18 (1-2), 90-91.

Janca A, Aarli JA, Prilipko L, Saxena S, Dua T, Saxena S, Saraceno B. (2006) WHO/WFN survey on neurological services: a world-wide perspective. Journal of Neurological Sciences, 247, 29-34.

Kalra H, Allet L, Tiawari SC, Janca A. (2006) Psychiatric manifestations of neurocysticercosis. Psychiatria Danubina, 18 (3-4), 200-204.

Laugharne J, Janca A, Widiger T. (2007) PTSD and terrorism: five years after 9/11. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 20, 36-41.

Books and Book Chapters
Sartorius N, Janca A. (2001) Psychiatric assessment instruments developed by the World Health Organisation: an update. In Tansela M and Thornicroft G (eds): Mental Health Outcome Measures, Second Edition, 178-211. London: Gaskell.

Mezzich JE, Janca A, Kastrup M. (2002) Multiaxial diagnosis in psychiatry. In Maj M, Sartorius N (eds): The future of psychiatric diagnosis and classification, 163-176. London: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Janca A, Isaac M. (2002) Psychiatric assessment instruments: a review of recent developments. In Christodoulou GN (ed): Advances in Psychiatry, 99-106. Athens: Beta Medical Publishers Ltd.

Jablensky A, Kendell RE, Janca A. (2002) Mental health. In Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Health Theme. Oxford, UK [http:www.eolss.net].

Janca A, Ventouras J. (2005) Measurement in psychiatry: novel concepts and instruments. In Christodoulou GN (ed): Advances in Psychiatry, Vol. II, 89-93. World Psychiatric Association.

Hopper K, Harrison G, Janca A, Sartorius N (eds). (2007) Recovery from schizophrenia-an international perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Craig TJ, Wanderling J, Janca A. (2007) Long-term diagnostic stability in international cohorts of persons with schizophrenia and related psychoses. In Hopper K, Harrison G, Janca A, Sartorius N (eds): Recovery from schizophrenia-an international perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
* Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Perth Hospital, Inner City Mental Health Service Community Recovery Program

* Head of Unit - Community, Culture and Mental Health Unit

* Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health
Funding received
Source: World Health Organisation and Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
Title: WHO International Study of Schizophrenia
Investigators: T. Craig, KC Dube, K Ganev, R. Giel, G. Harrison G, K. Hopper K,
A.Janca, Laska E, PWH Lee, C. Leon, S. Malhotra, Marsella AJ, Nakane Y, N.
B. Sartorius, Y. Shen, C. Siegel, C. Skoda , R. Thara, SJ Tsirkin, W. Van der Heiden, V.C.Varma, J. Wanderling, D. Walsh, D. Wiersma, L. Wynne
Time frame: 1996-2007

Source: World Health Organization and Ravizza
Title: WHO International Study of Somatoform Disorders
Investigators: A. Janca, J.D. Burke JD, M. Isaac M, S.W. Acuda, A.C. Altamura,C.R. Chandrashekar, W. Hiller, F.Q. Meng, CT Miranda, Y. Ono, W. Rief, G. Tacchini
Time frame: 1992-1998

Source: World Health Organisation
Title: WHO Atlas and Survey on Country Resources for Neurological Disorders
Investigators: A. Janca, J. Aarli, T. Dua, L. Prilipko, S. Saxena, B. Saraceno
Time frame: 2001-2005

Source: Raine Medical Research Foundation
Title: Genetic Epidemiology and Vulnerability in Mental Disorders
Investigator: A. Janca
Time frame: 1998-2001

Source: Centre for Mental Health Services Research Inc.
Title: Pilot Study of Mental Health Problems in Aboriginal People
Investigator: A. Janca
Time frame: 1999-2001

Source: Centre for Mental Health Services Research Inc.
Title: Western Australian Telepsychiatry Project
Investigators: A. Janca, D. Gillam
Time frame: 1999-2001

Source: Centre for Mental Health Services Research Inc.
Title: Evaluation of Rooming In Facilities in Remote and Rural Areas of Western Australia
Investigators: A. Janca, S. Aoun, D. Pennebaker
Time frame: 1999-2001

Source: Australian Rotary Health Research Fund
Title: Social Rituals and Mental Health
Investigators: A. Janca, V. Burbank
Time frame: 2000-

Source: Janssen-Cilag Pty Ltd., Eli Lilly and Company USA, Eli Lilly Australia Pty. Ltd., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty. Ltd
Title: Development and Evaluation of the Telepsychiatry Educational Program on Diagnosis, Assessment and Management of Mental Disorders
Investigator: A. Janca
Time frame: 2000-

Source: Health Department of Western Australia
Title: Continuity of Life: A Novel Approach to Evaluating a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program
Investigators: A. Janca, S. Wallace
Time frame: 2001-

Source: Healthway
Title: Development of a Culturally Applicable Approach to Aboriginal Mental Health Problems: From Assessment to Promotion of Mental Health
Investigators: A. Janca, A. Poelina, I. Perdrisat
Time frame: 2001-

Source: Health Department of Western Australia
Title: A Long-Term Evaluation of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs in Western Australia Using Continuity of Life Interview
Investigators: A. Janca, S. Wallace
Time frame: 2002-

Source: World Psychiatric Association
Title: Cross-cultural Applicability of the Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN)
Investigator: A Janca
Timeframe: 2006-

Source: Health Department of Western Australia
Title: Workforce Training in Psychiatric Service Evaluation
Investigator: A Janca
Timeframe: 2007-
Memberships
FRANZCP
FRCPsych
Teaching
Undergraduate Courses in Psychiatry
RANZCP Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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