Established in 1987, the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR) is Queensland’s premier mental health research facility.

Based at The Park Centre for Mental Health at Wacol, QCMHR is hosted by the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service and has close links with The University of Queensland’s Queensland Brain Institute and School of Public Health, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners.

The work conducted at QCMHR aims to reduce the level of disability associated with mental illness. This is achieved by providing internationally recognised research that leads to more effective mental health services and interventions, the identification and reduction of risk factors, and the development of researchers in the field of mental health. Our key areas of research include:

  • Policy and Epidemiology
  • Child and Youth Mental Health
  • Forensic Mental Health
  • Social Inclusion and Recovery
  • Epidemiology and Clinical Trials
  • Psychiatric Genomics
  • Developmental Neurobiology

For a detailed history of QCMHR, click here.