Dr. Sachdev is Scientia Professor of Neuropsychiatry at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) and Clinical Director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI), The Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia.
His most recent work has been in dementia and pre-dementia syndromes, in particular relating to neuroimaging, neuropsychology, biomarkers and risk factors. He has extensively examined the outcome of psychosurgery, and is currently involved in examining brain stimulation techniques (TMS, DCS, VNS and DBS) for psychiatric disorders.
Professor Sachdev’s overall approach has been to set up a number of longitudinal studies to examine brain and mind changes with age in epidemiological populations, and his studies are internationally significant, being some of the most comprehensive in the field. These longitudinal cohorts are investigated comprehensively with neuropsychiatric, neuropsychological, neuroimaging, genetics and proteomics measurements. He has combined some of this work with neuropathology, in collaboration with the Sydney Brain Bank. The genetics/genomics and proteomics work is part of the strategy to develop biomarkers of ageing and age-related neuropsychiatric diseases.