Prof Jeffrey Looi (Psychiatrist)

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Prof Jeffrey Chee Leong Looi
Scientist - Researcher - Academia
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Associate Professor Jeffrey Looi is a clinical academic neuropsychiatrist, leading an international research network on cognitive neuroscience and structural neuroimaging biomarkers in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disease. He qualified MBBS (1992), and has been awarded two research higher doctorates, MD (2011) from the ANU and DMedSc (2018) from the University of Melbourne. He is board certified as a consultant physician in psychiatry (FRANZCP, 1999) and has qualifications in medical administration (AFRACMA, 2006). A Foundation Faculty member since 2003, he was appointed (2006) and continues as Associate Professor and Acting Discipline Lead (08/2016-), Academic Unit of Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine, ANU Medical School. He was appointed as a Clinical Associate Professor at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne 2015-2019. He works in clinical practice two days/week.

Professor Looi has received multiple international research and leadership awards, including: a Fulbright Scholarship at the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, UCLA Medical School (2005); Australian Davos Connection Future Summit Leadership award (2006); and a Young Psychiatrist Award from the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists (2012). He has been a senior medico-political representative with the Australian Medical Association and Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists for nearly two decades; and is an author/co-author on more than 117 peer-reviewed papers and 100+ other publications (Google Scholar h-index:24, i10-index:40, citations: 2700).

The international research network he leads is AUSSIE, the Australian United States Scandinavian/Spanish Imaging Exchange. This network focuses on mentoring medical researchers in clinical neuropsychiatry and neuroscience research: especially medical students, medical scientists and physicians in training, as well as collaborative interdisciplinary research (neuroscience, computational science/engineering, medical physics, psychology, neurology, neuroradiology and psychiatry). The network is a platform for developing early career research and collaborative skills, as well as for international scientific exchange. A number of students, graduates and start-up collaborators have received local, national and international awards for their research excellence.

Hospital Affiliations
The Canberra Hospital
Affiliated Universities
Australian National University (ANU)
Populations Treated
Young adult
Anxiety disorders
Autism spectrum disorders - adult
Brain injuries
Dementia-related disorders
Mood disorders
Obsessive compulsive disorders
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Schizophrenia and related disorders
Tourette and tic disorders

Practice Locations


Lyneham ACT 2602 
02 6248 6614