Postgraduate students and their projects form a central part of the broader program of research undertaken at CMHR.

How to apply

For information on how to apply visit the ANU College of Health and Medicine website.


CMHR welcomes enquiries from prospective students with suitable qualifications - preferably those with a first class, or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an area relevant to mental health, such as psychology, gerontology, medicine, psychiatry, epidemiology, sociology, statistics or neurosciences.

If you have any questions please contact the HDR co-ordinator at


Various scholarship opportunities exist for funding postgraduate research.


CMHR offers a graduate course called Current Issues in Mental Health (POPM8001).

The course provides a practical introduction to the nature, epidemiology and treatment of mental health disorders. Lecturers are staff at the CMHR and guest lecturers from other specialties. Topics include substance use and mental health, treatments for common disorders such as anxiety and depression, and important emerging themes in the field such as online interventions, ageing and consumer perspectives.

The course can be taken as a single course or as part of a Certificate, Diploma or Masters program. Students can do the course as an elective in some existing programs (Masters of Public Health and Master of Culture, Health and Medicine) or can apply to enrol through the Graduate Studies (Select) program.


The course exceeded my expectations. It gave me a 'helicopter view' of a wide range of topical mental health issues such as prevalence, burden of disease, mental health in the ageing process, co-morbidity and interventions for young people (to name a few).

Updated:  19 October 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, CMHR/Page Contact:  Web Admin, CMHR