How Big Data can Inform Mental Health Research
Free Public Lecture
Venue update: The lecture has been moved to Cuming Theatre
On the eve of the 16th Congress of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology, this lecture will feature a panel discussing the insights, opportunities and challenges that different forms of big data can bring to the mental health field.
Big data has changed research, and mental health research has been no exception. This new wave of mental health research draws on data from domains including clinical records, links to administrative datasets, biomarker and omics data, collaborative neuroimaging initiatives, and data collected deliberately or incidentally through social media and smartphone use.
Associate Professor Nicolas Cherbuin , Associate Professor
Associate Professor Nicolas Cherbuin
Australian National University
Associate Professor Nicolas Cherbuin leads the leads the NeuroImaging and Brain Lab (NIMBL) in the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing at the Australian National University. His research interests focus on factors that contribute to cognitive and mental health, and wellbeing across the adult lifespan.
Professor Nick Glozier, Professor of Psychological Medicine
Professor Nick Glozier
Professor of Psychological Medicine
Brain & Mind Centre, University of Sydney
Nick Glozier is a consultant psychiatrist and Professor of Psychological Medicine at the Brain & Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. He specialises in epidemiology, clinical trials and health services research. He focuses on the links between mental health and physical conditions, in particular sleep and neurological disorders, and how the interplay with the changing psychosocial and technological environment leads to work related disability, stress, stigma and discrimination.
Associate Professor Melissa Green, Associate Professor
Associate Professor Melissa Green
University of New South Wales
Melissa Green is an Associate Professor and NHMRC Career Development Fellow in the School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales. She holds concurrent honorary appointments at Neuroscience Research Australia, the Black Dog Institute, Macquarie University, and Leiden University in the Netherlands. Her research combines epidemiology with neuroscience methodologies to study the developmental pathway from early life stress to psychotic and mood disorders. She is the coChair of the NSW Child Development Study, which is building infrastructure to support multidisciplinary research at the forefront of international efforts in lifecourse mental health epidemiology.
Professor Robert Stewart, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Clinical Informatics
Professor Robert Stewart
Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Clinical Informatics
Kings College London
Professor Robert Stewart leads Clinical Informatics at the South London and Maudsley NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health, and has been Academic Lead for the Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) data resource there since its development in 2007/8. His interests are in the broad application and development of electronic health records data for novel mental health research, as well as longstanding interests in latelife mental health and dementia epidemiology.