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AusAsian Mental Health Research Group

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.

Associate Professor Wendy Li (Convenor of AMHRG): Psychology, JCU, Australia

Professor Brett McDermott: Psychiatry, JCU, Australia

Dr Kerry McBain: Psychology, JCU, Australia

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 Pharmaceutical University, China

Dr Gang Feng: Clinical Psychologist, Taiyuan Psychiatric Hospital, China

Hongyu Li: Psychology, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, China

Dr Jasleen Chhabra: Psychology, JCU, China

Professor Narayanan Annalakshmi: Psychology, Bharathiar University, India

Professor Ilango Ponnuswami: Mental health (social work), Bharathidasan University, India