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Assen Jablensky

Professor Assen Jablensky

Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry, Centre for (CCRN), Royal Perth Hospital

Contact details
Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry (CCRN), Royal Perth Hospital
The University of Western Australia (M571)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 9224 0290
MD Higher Med. Inst. (Sofia), DMedSc Medical Acad. (Sofia), FRCPsych, FRANZCP
Key research
Clinical, biological and neurocognitive aspects of severe mental disorders, including the schizophrenia spectrum; population epidemiology of psychiatric disorders; genetic and neurophysiological biomarkers
A total of 360 publications, including 180 in peer-reviewed journals, many book chapters and monographs.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Professor of Psychiatry, UWA; Director of the UWA Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry; Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Perth Hospital
Future research
Continuation of current key research projects
Funding received
National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC): multiple research grants 1995-present; National Institutes of Health (NIH) and , USA)
Bulgarian, English, German, Russian
Editorial Boards: British Journal of Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, International Review of Psychiatry.
Honours and awards
1983 Hermann Simon Preis fuer Sozialpsychiatrie (German Society of Psychiatry and Neurology); 1992 A. Mellon Fellowship (Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, USA); 1994 Erik Stromgren Award for Psychiatric Epidemiology (Scandinavian Association of Psychiatrists; 2000 Organon Senior Research Award (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists); 2000 Founders Medal (Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research);
2000 Founders Medal (Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research); 2001 The Honorary Fellowship (Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK)
Previous positions
1968-1969 Psychiatry Registrar, Maudsley Hospital / Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK; 1972-1974 Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Medical University Sofia, Bulgaria; 1975-1986 Senior Medical Officer, Division of Mental Health, World Health Organization, Geneva; 1987-1992 Director, National Program of Neuroscience and Behavioural Research, Sofia, Bulgaria; 1993 - present: Winthrop Professor of Psychiatry, The University of Western Australia, Perth
Clinical tutorials for medical students (year 3); clinical examiner (medical students years 3 and 6); Lecturer for trainee psychiatrists and science students; supervision of PhD students.
Current projects
(1) Schizophrenia under the genomic lens: next-generation sequencing of Western Australian families with schizophrenia (2) Pathways from conception to disease: a data linkage study on developmental disorders and mental health in a Western Australian birth cohort 1980-2003 (3)Thought and language disorders in schizophrenia
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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