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Departments

Research

Current research projects include research with A/Professor Megan Galbally (MGalbally@mercy.com.au) at the Mercy Hospital for Women on long-term outcomes for infants exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy, and investigating the enhancement of IPT with an attachment focus in treating women with postnatal depression with Carolyn Deans (Carolyn.Deans@vu.edu.au)

Past research

Association of a functional polymorphism in the serotonin transporter gene with depression in the postnatal period
Chief Investigators: Dr Justin Bilszta & Prof Anne Buist, Dr Revi Nair
Associate Investigators: Dr Denny Meyer & Dr Alan Gemmill, Hyunjo Hur.

Determinants Of General Practitioner’s Attitudes and Practices Regarding Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy (2007 – 2008)
Chief Investigators: Dr Justin Bilszta & Prof Anne Buist
Associate Investigators: Dr Kwi-won Han, Ms A Erinson

Health Outcomes for New Mothers Following Discharge from a Specialist Psychiatric Mother-Baby Unit (2007 – 2008)
Chief Investigators: Dr Revi Nair & Prof Anne Buist
Associate Investigators: Dr Justin Bilszta

Use of, and Satisfaction with, Postnatal Services and Supports (2006 – 2008)
Chief Investigators: Dr Justin Bilszta & Dr Denny Meyer
Associate Investigators: Prof Anne Buist

Relapse of Bipolar Affective Disorder in the Perinatal Period: Role of Sleep & Circadian
Rhythms
(2005 –2009)
Chief Investigator: Prof Anne Buist
Associate Investigator: Dr Justin Bilszta

Use of Video Feedback – Outcomes for Mothers & Babies Admitted to Mother Baby Units
Chief Investigators:  Prof Anne Buist & Dr Justin Bilszta
Associate Investigators: Rusydina Zulkefli, Fandy Wang