AAHMS Fellow Professor Michael Berk FASSA FAHMS has been recognised for his innovations in psychiatric drug discovery with election to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA). 

Professor Berk is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and is Alfred Deakin Chair of Psychiatry at Deakin University and Barwon Health, where he heads IMPACT, the Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation. Additionally, he 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 has published over 1200 papers and is the second-highest cited bipolar disorder researcher in the world (Scopus).

Professor Berk was elected to AAHMS in 2015. We warmly congratulate him on his achievements.

Learn more about ASSA’s new Fellows on their website.