Psychosocial & Genetic Research

Pyschological Medicine also collaborates with other clinical departments at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, undertaking research into the psychosocial aspects and genetics of childhood illnesses.

> Liver Transplant

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in parents of liver transplant recipients
  • Family risk and resilience in serious paediatric liver disease

> Deafness Clinic

  •  Psychological intervention needs of families of children who have been diagnosed with congenital hearing loss
  • Development of primary psychosocial interventions for deaf/ hearing impaired children and their families

> Molecular Psychiatry Laboratory

  • The relationship between genotype and therapeutic response to specific psychotropic drugs
  • Gene-gene interactions in closely connected biological systems
  • The molecular genetics of anorexia nervosa
  • Gene-environment interactions