A/PROF Jerome Sarris

A/PROF Jerome Sarris


  • 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, Department of Psychiatry as a Principal Research Fellow (employed as Professor of Integrative Mental Health and Deputy Director of NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University, Westmead). Jerome moved from clinical practice as a Naturopath, Nutritionist, and Acupuncturist to academic work, and completed a doctorate at the field of psychiatry. He has a particular interest in anxiety and mood disorder research pertaining to integrative medicine, nutraceutical psychopharmacology and psychotropic plant medicines, and lifestyle medicine. His research also utilises genomic technology to examine the pharmacogenomics of individual responses to nutraceuticals in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. He has over 150 publications and has published in many eminent journals in the field including JAMA Psychiatry, The American Journal of Psychiatry, Lancet Psychiatry, and World Psychiatry. He has been awarded collaboratively over 9.6 million dollars of grant funding, and is currently involved in over a dozen clinical trials in the area of mental health (being Chief-Investigator-A on 3 recent 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 of Nutritional Psychiatry 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.