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Dr

Mahesh Jayaram

Course Coordinator, Postgrad Psychiatry Prog
Psychiatry
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
psychiatry
schizophrenia
general & internal medicine
medicine, general & internal
antipsychotic agents
randomized controlled trials as topic
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Mahesh Jayaram

 
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Dr Mahesh Jayaram is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne. He has a passion for teaching and research alongside his clinical roles.

He is the lead for all graduate teaching programs across the department. In this role he co-ordinates both the on-campus and online Masters of Psychiatry (MPsych) course. The on-campus course is one of the oldest and most successful courses in Australia. Since 2015, he has been instrumental in designing, developing, marketing and coordinating the running of the online MPsych course along with other colleagues within the University of Melbourne and this course is now widely regarded as the most successful psychiatry training course in Australia and is accredited as a Formal Education Course by the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). There are more than 200 graduate students enrolled in this course. In addition, he has worked closely with the World Psychiatric Association and led the development of the Graduate Diploma of International Psychiatry program now available via the Department of Psychiatry for online education. He has also co-designed and led the development of the MOOC program– Foundations of International Psychiatry which has more than 4000 learners. He is currently working on developing innovative CPD modules for professionals. Previously, he worked closely to set up a Master of Psychiatry program in Zambia, the first of its kind there. He sits on various teaching and training committees within the University of Melbourne, the Northwestern Mental Health research committee, Melbourne Health ethics committee and on the Victorian Psychiatric Training Committee of RANZCP. Clinically, he is interested in providing care for those with serious mental illness (SMI) and is a general psychiatrist interested in providing evidence based care. This has also influenced his research interests. He became an editor of Cochrane Schizophrenia Group in 2009 and worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist for 7 years in the NHS prior to moving to Melbourne in August 2013. His areas of research interest include evaluating novel treatments for schizophrenia and he has taught, authored and edited numerous Cochrane systematic reviews relating to treatments of schizophrenia. His work comparing risperidone vs olanzapine was in the top most downloaded paper in 2006, as rated by Medscape. He also has an interest in service development and has conducted real world clinical trials to improve attendance rates in outpatient clinics. He has worked in numerous developing countries including India and Zambia and helped with setting up and supporting development of mental health infrastructure. He has completed randomised controlled trials (one of them being a world’s first trial) evaluating the effectiveness of social media in disseminating evidence based information. He has been involved in work on guideline development for pharmacological treatment of acquired brain injuries. He obtained NMHRC funding to evaluate assertive care interventions to reduce mortality from cardiovascular causes in those with SMI. He has worked to develop protocols for clozapine re-initiation in those with clozapine induced myocarditis. He has obtained over $3 million in research funding so far from competitive grants and continues to collaborate with clinicians and academics across Australia and internationally. He has authored over 40 peer reviewed publications and three book chapters, including a recent prestigious one in the Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2015

FRANZCP - Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists


2004

MRCPSYC - Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists


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Course Coordinator, Postgrad Psychiatry Prog

Psychiatry

Casual

General Practice

Education


Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Masters of Medical Scienes - CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY

University of Leeds

Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Diploma of Psychological Medicine

National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

University of Leeds