Prof Jayashri Kulkarni
Professor of Psychiatry
Prof Kulkarni directs a large psychiatric research group, the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc).
MAPrc is dedicated to discovering new treatments, new understanding and new services for people with a range of mental illnesses.
Prof Kulkarni became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 1989 and was awarded a PhD from Monash University in 1997 for her thesis “Women and Psychosis”. She is internationally acknowledged as a leader in the field of reproductive hormones and their impact on mental health. Prof Kulkarni was elected the President of the International Association of Women’s Mental Health in 2017.
Most significant trial
Pioneering the use of Estradiol for treatment-resistant schizophrenia: a large-scale randomized-controlled trial in women of child-bearing age.