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End of 2018 funding boost for mental health research: Congratulations Dr Phillip Tully

The Centre congratulates Dr Phillip Tully (Post-doctoral NHMRC Research Fellow – Psychology), who has been awarded major funding to continue his important research and initiatives in the area of mental health. Phil has been awarded

  • a Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Fellowship for his cardiology and depression program “Optimising care and enhancing outcomes for comorbid depression and coronary heart disease with collaborative care”
  • a project grant from the NNHMRC with Dr Ruth Peters from the University of New South Wales to examine “Life-course blood pressure and cognition”.
  • and a Rebecca L Cooper Research Foundation project grant for  his research  “Exploiting blood pressure variability as a modifiable risk factor for the vascular depression phenotype: a proof of concept study ”.

Phil (pictured left) was also recently awarded the best poster at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry’s Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age and the Asian Society Against Dementia Conference 2018, for his research in collaboration with the University of Bordeaux examining whether antihypertensive drugs have a differential effect on cognitive function in carriers and non-carriers of the APOE4 polymorphism (genetic risk factor for dementia).

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