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20022020

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Research Biography

Professor Tarun Bastiampillai has worked as psychiatrist for 17 years in both the UK and Australia and is a Professor of Psychiatry at Flinders University. He was appointed the SA Health Executive Director of Mental Health Strategy between 2015-2018 and as a Clinical Director between 2010-2014.
He has utilised an evidence-based approach to policy and strategy, integrating clinical research and informatics with his executive leadership roles.
His research relates specifically to mental health service planning, clinical informatics, suicide epidemiology and clozapine psychopharmacology.
He has published his research in high impact journals inclusive of JAMA, Lancet, Lancet Psychiatry, JAMA Psychiatry, Molecular Psychiatry, MJA and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry

Research Interests

  • Mental health service planning
  • Clinical informatics
  • Suicide epidemiology
  • Clozapine psychopharmacology

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Research Output

A tale of two cities: Suicide rates in Sydney and Melbourne are consistently lower than the rest of Australia

Allison, S., Bastiampillai, T., Looi, J. C. L. & Tavella, A., 1 Mar 2020, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 54, 3, p. 321-322 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Australia can use population level mobility data to fight COVID-19

Adams, L., Adams, R. J. & Bastiampillai, T., 1 Oct 2020, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 213, 7, p. 296-297.e1 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Australia’s National Mental Health Service Planning Framework: Are opinion-based algorithms driving mental health policy?

    Allison, S., Bastiampillai, T., Looi, J. C. L. & Copolov, D., 5 Aug 2020, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  • Binding of clozapine to the GABAB receptor: clinical and structural insights

    Nair, P. C., McKinnon, R. A., Miners, J. O. & Bastiampillai, T., 1 Sep 2020, In : MOLECULAR PSYCHIATRY. 25, 9, p. 1910-1919 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Can COVID-19-related anxiety trigger a relapse of schizophrenia?

    Lynch, A., Bastiampillai, T. & Dhillon, R., 9 Sep 2020, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter