Established in 2011, the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre is a multidisciplinary network based at The University of Queensland, and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.
Professor John McGrath (NHMRC John Cade Fellowship)
John McGrath is the Director of the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research and conjoint Professor at the Queensland Brain Institute.
His research aims to generate and evaluate nongenetic risk factors for schizophrenia. He has forged productive cross-disciplinary collaborations linking risk factor epidemiology with developmental neurobiology.
In addition, he has supervised major systematic reviews of the incidence, prevalence, recovery and mortality of schizophrenia.
He has won several national and international awards including the Premier's Award for Medical Research, a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency, the Organon Senior Research Award, and the Founders’ Medal from the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research.
In 2007 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). In 2013 he was awarded a prestigious John Cade Fellowship, by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
He is an Associate Editor for Schizophrenia Bulletin, and is on the editorial boards of several international journals.
He has published approx. 300 peer-reviewed articles. He is a member of the NHMRC Research Committee, the Australian Health Ethics Committee, and a Director of Research Australia. In 2015 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.