Prof Jerome Sarris

Jerome Sarris is an NHMRC Clinical Research Fellow and Professor of Integrative Mental Health at NICM Health Research Institute at Westmead, Western Sydney University. He also holds an honorary Principal Research Fellow appointment at Melbourne University, Department of Psychiatry. He has a particular interest in mood and anxiety disorder research pertaining to lifestyle medicine and nutraceutical psychopharmacology, and psychotropic plant medicine research (in particular on Kava and medicinal cannabis). Professor Sarris has over 175 academic publications, including journal articles featured in The American Journal of Psychiatry, Lancet Psychiatry, JAMA Psychiatry and World Psychiatry). Jerome contributed alongside the esteemed Prof Jon Wardle as an editor to Clinical Naturopathy: an evidenced-based guide to practice. He has conducted many RCTs in the field, including 3 recent multicentre NHMRC Project Grants as CIA. Professor Sarris was a founding Vice Chair of The International Network of Integrative Mental Health and is an Executive Committee Member of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatric Research. He currently leads the LIFEMend Neuropsychiatry Clinical Trials Network, in addition to chairing the WFSBP Integrative/CAM Psychiatry Taskforce.