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Our People


MAPrc brings together an extraordinarily diverse group of people who have a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer. 


 Overall, we have a multidisciplinary team of staff and post-graduate students from medicine, nursing, psychology, allied health, science, and health information services.


The small executive team of MAPrc comprises of Director / Professor Jayashri Kulkarni,  Deputy Director Dr Leo Chen and Manager Anthony de Castella.  The MAPrc executive's plan, brainstorm and implement actions in alignment with the Centre's strategic goals and directions.

Senior Research Staff

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Senior Research staff include psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, neuroscientists, and clinical researchers. They are a highly dedicated group with postgraduate research qualifications and/or substantial clinical research experience. Senior Research staff contribute to the Centre's strategic research direction, and occupy a diverse range of roles across all research streams. Primary responsibilities of senior research staff include the coordination and management of research projects (under the guidance of the Executive Team), mentoring and supervising junior researchers and students, teaching, applying for competitive research funding, presenting at research conferences and seminars, and preparing research reports for publication.

Research Support Staff

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

The Research Staff are a diverse group of dedicated and dynamic people, with a focus on ground-breaking and innovative outcomes for participant-oriented care. We acknowledge the participant as the hub of all our research activities, and make every effort to ensure continuity of optimum health and wellbeing, in an holistic manner. Our values encompass caring and responding appropriately to our patients/participants; encouraging and achieving excellence through continual learning and improvement; working in partnership and co-operation with all allied health services; being responsible and accountable for the services we provide; and treating all people with integrity, in a friendly, trusting and respectful manner and environment.


Research activities include project advertisement, ethics processing, project recruitment, participant interaction, project co-ordination and data analysis; development of clinical networks; conference attendance and project presentations; publication of study progress and results within a variety of reputable journals and departmental representation at a diverse range of mental health forums, both nationally and internationally.


Communication and Events

Project Management

Administration Staff


Tahlia Selzer
Alex Zhang
Mahak Gera
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