Our Research

The Mindgardens difference: how we work, what we care about

Mindgardens is the first translational research centre in Australia to focus exclusively on disorders that involve the brain, emotions, nervous system and thinking processes. By bringing these issues together within an integrated, virtual centre of expertise with patients’ lived experience at its centre, we can generate new ideas and approaches that are not constrained by professional disciplines or health system silos.

Our focus themes

We concentrate on disorders that involve the brain, emotions, nervous system and thinking processes.

Our Flagships

The Mindgardens Flagships are highly concentrated virtual hubs of expertise where our work can have the most significant and rapid impact.

The Psychosis Flagship brings together medical care, psychosocial support and basic research into schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and other forms of psychosis within an integrated, expert centre.

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Youth navigation
Youth mental health needs are escalating rapidly. Mindgardens is collaborating with national and state partners to make mental health and drug and alcohol services for young people more responsive and accessible.
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Mindgardens wants to improve quality of life for patients and their families by speeding up dementia diagnosis and developing multidisciplinary care models across both specialist and GP settings.

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Supporting Collaboration

We have created some innovative systems to help our people work together effectively.

Lived Experience

Patients’ perspectives driving change

Lived Experience

Learning hub for cross-disciplinary skills


A platform to share research data securely


Research Projects

Mindgardens supports large and small collaborations in research translation

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Learn more about our research findings and patient outcomes


Our researchers share their findings through academic journals.

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We produce patient guides and video resources to make our work accessible to everyone.

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“ When we bring people with lived experience together with researchers, clinicians and system managers, we can create powerful new insights that drive positive change. ”
Professor Jackie Curtis
Mindgardens Executive Director