Australia is increasingly looking to Asia strategically, politically and culturally as well as economically. As Australia seeks to strengthen its ties in the Asia region and be an effective contributor to the wellbeing of the region as a whole, the discipline of psychology takes a timely initiative to establish the AusAsian Mental Health Research Group (AMHRG), aiming to promote high quality research concerning mental health in Australia and Asian countries.
AMHRG is JCU’s research hub of mental health, playing a significant role in fostering translation, innovation and research capacity in the field of mental health. Built upon our current collaboration with researchers in China, Singapore and India, AMHRG partners with researchers, government, health sectors and peak bodies in Australia and Asia to improve mental health services and outcomes across the Asia-Pacific region.
Dr Wendy Li (Convenor of AMHRG): Psychology, JCU, Australia
Professor Brett McDermott: Psychiatry, JCU, Australia
Dr Kerry McBain: Psychology, JCU, Australia
Associate Professor Caryn West: Nursing, JCU, Australia
Professor Guojun Xie: Psychiatry, Foshan Psychiatric Hospital, China
Professor Binghong Wang: Psychiatrist, Taiyuan Psychiatric Hospital, China
Professor Yunzheng Xie: Psychology, Shanxi Medical University, China
Professor Xiaoyan Liang: Psychology, Shanxi University, China
Professor Xuewei Huang: Clinical psychology, Guangdong Pharmaceutic University, China
Dr Gang Feng: Clinical Psychologist, Taiyuan Psychiatric Hospital, China
Hongyu Li: Psychology, Guangdong Pharmaceutic University, China
Jasleen Chhabra: Psychology, JCU, China
Professor Narayanan Annalakshmi: Psychology, Bharathiar University, India
Professor Ilango Ponnuswami: Mental health (social work), Bharathidasan University, India