• Nutraceuticals and Lifestyle Medicine and Mental Health (Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Insomnia, ADHD, OCD, General Mental Health, Clinical Trials, Pharmacogenetics)



  • Jerome Sarris is an NHMRC Clinical Research Fellow, holding an honorary position at The University of Melbourne as a Principal Research Fellow based at The Melbourne Clinic (primary position as Professor of Integrative Mental Health and Deputy Director of NICM at Western Sydney University). Jerome moved from clinical practice as a Naturopath, Nutritionist, and Acupuncturist to academic work, and completed a doctorate at The University of Queensland in the field of psychiatry. He undertook his postdoctoral training at The University of Melbourne, Department of Psychiatry; The Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology; and The Depression Clinical & Research Program at Harvard Medical School (MGH). He has a particular interest in anxiety and mood disorder research pertaining to nutraceutical psychopharmacology, in Integrative Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, and psychotropic plant medicine research. He currently has 120 publications and has published in many eminent psychiatry journals including The American Journal of Psychiatry, Lancet Psychiatry, and World Psychiatry. He has been collaboratively awarded over $6.95 million dollars in personal and study grants, including being currently CIA on 3 multicentre NHMRC Project Grants. Jerome is a founding Vice Chair of The International Network of Integrative Mental Health & an Executive Committee Member of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatric Research.   


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  • ASPR. Full Member 2011 -


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Education and training

  • PhD, The University of Queensland 2009
  • MHSc, University of New England 2008

Awards and honors

  • CR Roper Fellowship, 2014
  • NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), 2010
  • UQ PhD Research Scholarship, Unversity of Queensland, 2008



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Currently supervising 3 PhD students and 1 Masters student in the area of nutraceutical psychopharmacology. Students are regularly publishing papers in high impact journals.

    New industrious and ethusiastic students with an interest in conducting rigorous RCTs using natural products for psychiatric disorders or exploration of integrative approaches to enhancing mental health, are welcomed for supervision.