UWA Professor Vera Morgan from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences has been awarded a prestigious 2020 Society for Mental Health Research Founders Medal.
The medal recognises her excellence in research, the impact it has had, and her leadership and contribution to mental health research in Australia and New Zealand.
Professor Morgan joins a highly distinguished list of mental health researchers who have been recipients of the highly prestigious medal.
The awards are run by the Society for Mental Health Research, the peak national body for psychiatric and mental health research in Australia and New Zealand.
Professor Vera Morgan is Head of the Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Research in UWA’s School of Population and Global Health, Director of the Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry in the UWA Division of Psychiatry, and Operational Epidemiologist at the North Metropolitan Health Service Mental Health.
She is a psychiatric epidemiologist with a special interest in studying schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
Her cross-disciplinary approach to the study of psychotic illnesses and strong desire to help unravel the complex nature of these disorders has resulted in improved outcomes for people affected.