Institution: University of New South Wales
Occupation: Scientia Professor, Co-Director (CHeBA)
Biography: Perminder Sachdev AM, MBBS, MD, PhD, FRANZCP, FAAHMS is Scientia Professor of Neuropsychiatry at UNSW Sydney (UNSW), Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW, Clinical Director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia, NHMRC Leadership Fellow and Co-Chair of the Australian Dementia Network.
Professor Sachdev is a leader in dementia research, as evidenced by his numerous awards. He was NSW Scientist of the Year for Biomedical Sciences (2010) and appointed Member of the Order of Australia (2011) for service to medical research in the field of neuropsychiatry. He was awarded the Founder’s Medal by the Australian Society for Psychiatric Research (2011) and was an International Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (2012). He received the UNSW Medicine Dean’s award (2014) for outstanding contribution to research and teaching and became a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (2015).
Professor Sachdev leads the COSMIC, STROKOG and ICC-Dementia Consortia, and is a participant in numerous other international consortia seeking a better understanding of dementia. He will oversee the development of Dementias Platform Australia (DPAU) as an international platform for studies of dementia and brain ageing, and work toward ensuring its continuation.