Perminder Sachdev

Scientia Professor of Neuropsychiatry, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), School of Psychiatry, UNSW

Perminder Sachdev AM MBBS MD FRANZCP PhD MFPOA is Scientia Professor of Neuropsychiatry, Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) in the School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and Clinical Director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI) at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney. He is a former President of the International Neuropsychiatric Association and current President of the International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology. He has broad research interests, with a major focus on dementia and cognitive ageing, drug-induced movement disorders, neuroimaging and brain stimulation. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed journal papers and 5 books, including one for lay readers (The Yipping Tiger and other tales from the neuropsychiatric clinic). In 2010, he was named NSW Scientist of the Year for Biomedical Sciences. In 2011, he was appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to medical research in the field of neuropsychiatry, and to professional associations at a national and international level.


  • 1999–present
    Professor of Neuropsychiatry, University of New South Wales


  • 1992 
    PhD, University of New South Wales
  • 1985 
  • 1983 
    MD, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences


Member of the Order of Australia (AM)