School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care

Professor Sean Hood

Professor Sean Hood MBBS MSc FRANZCP undertook his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Western Australia before completing formal postgraduate training in Psychiatry in Perth (Australia) and Bristol (United Kingdom) in 2003. Since 1999 he has worked with Professor David Nutt’s Psychopharmacology Unit at the University of Bristol / Imperial College and continues to collaborate with this group closely.

It was in Bristol that Prof Hood first began investigating serotonergic systems in clinical anxiety disorders using the acute tryptophan depletion (ATD) technique and other challenges, and this body of work was the focus of his Masters’ Degree in Affective Neuroscience (University of Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2003). Subsequently, he returned to Perth setting up a Clinical Psychopharmacology laboratory as a clinical academic in the University of Western Australia’s Psychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences Unit. Additionally, he worked for 5 years as a General Practice Liaison Psychiatrist in Bentley, Perth.

Prof Hood is Chair of the Australian Pristiq Advisory Board and a member of the Australian Cymbalta & Vortioxetine Advisory Boards. Sean is a psychiatrist in academic (University of Western Australia), public (SCGH, Nedlands) and private practice (The Marian Centre, Wembley). His public practice includes two days per week as Head of the SCGH MHU Treatment Resistant Anxiety and Mood Disorder Unit (TRAMD).

Prof Hood maintains an active engagement in medical student education, running the 6th year Psychiatry MBBS program at UWA and chaired the Systems’ Committee of the new UWA MD Programme prior to implementation in 2014.

Professor Hood is currently Head of the UWA School of Psychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences.


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