Michael Berk, PhD

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Michael Berk


PhD, School of Medicine, Deakin University

Academic appointment

NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow
Alfred Deakin Chair of Psychiatry at Deakin University


Professor Michael Berk is currently a NHMRC Senior Principal research Fellow, and is Alfred Deakin Chair of Psychiatry at Deakin University and Barwon Health, where he heads the IMPACT Strategic Research Centre. He also is an Honorary Professorial Research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, the Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health and Orygen Youth Health at Melbourne University, as well as in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. He is past president of the International Society for Bipolar disorders and the Australasian Society or Bipolar and Depressive Disorders. He is an ISI highly cited researcher who has published over 750 papers predominantly in mood disorders. His interests are in the discovery and implementation of novel therapies, and risk factors and prevention of psychiatric disorders.

What I do when I'm not working

I love to travel with my family, especially within Australia and to South-east Asia. To maintain balance while I’m on the road, I find that reading and listening to music is helpful for me.






Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences
University of Melbourne, Kitchener House, Barwon Health
Geelong VIC 3220, Australia