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Professor Bernhard Baune
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Prof. Bernhard Baune is Head of Psychiatry at the University of Adelaide.
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Qualifications and Professional Affiliations
Prof Baune was appointed as Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Adelaide in Jan 2011. Previously, Prof. Baune was Chair of Psychiatry at James Cook University (JCU) between 2008 - 2010.
He holds Fellowships with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP) as a psychiatrist and with the German Medical Association as a Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist.
In addition to his specialist training of 6 years duration, this researcher has earned a medical doctorate (3-years research programme) with highest distinction for which he was awarded the prize for best medical research at the University of Munster, Germany, 1997.
Furthermore, Prof. Baune completed a 5-year higher post-doctoral research degree in Psychiatric Neuroscience with an emphasis on Neuroimmunology (Germany).
Moreover, he received methodological research training in medical research with an emphasis on the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders at an international European level (University of Bielefeld, Germany; MPH passed with highest distinction).
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Australia
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, School of Medicine, University of Muenster, Germany
Prof. Baune is member of several national/international scientific organisations in Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Epidemiology.
Co-ordination of Psychiatry Seminar, Discipline of Psychiatry;
Teaching into MBBS Program of Medical Students in year 3, 4 and 6;
Teaching into RANZCP training program;
Major Research Themes
Epidemiology and Health Service Research
Neuroimmunology, Neurodegeneration, Regenerative Neurobiology
Medical-Psychiatric Comorbidity Research
Prof. Baune's basic science lab in Psychiatric Neuroscience is established at the Adelaide Centre for Neuroscience Research, University of Adelaide. Prof. Baune's research integrates behaviour, cognitive function, genes and proteins in humans and animal models as demonstrated in various clinical and basic science models of inflammation relevant to cognitive performance and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Human Exeprimental psychological research is conducted in the neuropsychology lab in the Discipline of Psychiatry and in associated labs.
Molecular genetics and animal models (genetically modified) of the immune system, neuroprogression, neurodegeneration and neuroregeneration, cognitive impairment and emotion processing
Clinical molecular genetics to study epigenetics, genetics, genomics and imaging genetics of psychiatric disorders with an emphasis on brain morphometry and functional impairment (fMRI) (e.g., psychosis, depression, cognitive impairment)
Pre-clinical, pharmacological and non-pharmacological studies on the effects on neuroregeneration and neuroplasticity, specifically on cognitive function and emotion processing
Total External funding (past 10 years): AUD: 10,350,273.00
Current / Recent NHMRC funding:
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia: APP 1003788; Baune BT; Title: "Long-term physical exercise improves cognitive performance through neuroimmune modulation"; 2013-2015; Funds: $477,271.76
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia: APP 1003788; Baune BT, Koerner H, Anscomb H; Project Grant; Title: "Reversible and irreversible TNF-medicated Cognitive Decline"; Funds: 429,208.00; 2011-2013
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia: APP 1003788; Sachdev P, Wright M, Ames D, Trollor J, Wen W, Baune BT, Lee T, Crawford J; Title: The Older Australian Twins Study (OATS) of healthy brain ageing and age-related neurocognitive disorders"; 2013-2015; Funds: $912,022.80
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia: ID 510124; NH&MRC Dementia Research Grant; J. Trollor, L. Campbell, K. Samaras, H. Brodaty, M. Wright, N. Martin, W. Wen, B. Baune; Project Grant; Title: "The role of metabolic and inflammatory factors in cognitive decline and cerebrovascular pathology in the elderly." Funds: $904,409.00; 2008-2011
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia: 512381 M. Fiatarone Singh, S. Blair, N. Singh, A. O'Sullivan, D. Simar, B. Baune. Project Grant. Title: "A randomised controlled trial of progressive resistance training in older type 2 diabetics at cardiovascular risk." Funds: $806,250; 2008-2010
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia: 512672; NH&MRC Dementia Research Grant; M. Fiatore Singh, M. Valenzuela, B. Baune, N. Singh; Project Grant; Title "SMART: Study of Mental Activity and Resistance Training to Improve Bran Function in at Risk Individuals: A randomized controlled trial." Funds: $895,506; 2008-2010;
SUMMARY OF ALL PUBLICATIONS (Oct 2012)
Ratio First/Senior by co-authorships: all publications: 111:59
original paper: 73:53
Cumulative Impact Factor: 538.481
Prof. Baune is Editor of the Neuroscience and Psychiatry Section of the Public Library of Science (PLoS ONE).
Current editorial memberships
Translational Psychiatry (Nature Publishing Group)
Stroke (Journal of the American Heart Association)
Depression Research and Treatment (Open Access Journal)
Journal of Molecular Psychiatry
Archives of General Psychiatry
American Journal of Psychiatry
World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
International Journal of Epidemiology
American Journal of Epidemiology
Social Science and Medicine
Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry
Brain, Behaviour and Immunity
International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
Brain and Cognition
European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
Neurobiology of Aging
Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
Journal of Affective Disorders
External Reviewer for Funding Bodies
Franco-British Associated Laboratory (Neuropsychiatry)
Sydney Cancer Foundation (Neuroscience)
National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
Medical Research Council, UK
Israel Science Foundation
Ireland Health Research Board
University of Hong-Kong
Ottawa Institute of Mental Health, Canada
Neurological Foundation of New Zealand
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