Current Research Themes

Our current themes for research include:

  • Madness studies
  • Global planetary mental health
  • Global and transnational mental illness histories
  • Community psychiatry
  • Places of mental health care and confinement
  • Post-institutional care
  • War and psychiatry
  • Diagnoses
  • Solitary confinement and convict mental health.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.