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Professor Michael Berk

9 November 2021

Based in Geelong, Professor Michael Berk is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Alfred Deakin Chair of Psychiatry at Deakin University and Barwon Health, and Director of IMPACT, the Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation. Professor Berk is the top ranked author in Australia for Psychiatry with a special interest in mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorder. His foremost interests are in discovering and implementing novel therapies to empower people with psychiatric disorders.

Research Interests

Novel therapies, risk factors and prevention of psychiatric disorders, bipolar disorder.

“I’ve learnt more from the patients I see than probably anywhere else. We focus almost exclusively on those problems that have a direct impact, direct benefits, for public health.”