Neuropharmacy

Research aims

Neuropharmacy research explores the use and misuse of medicines and other substances in the context of understanding mechanisms of actions of these substances, impact on cognition and functioning, patient health and social outcomes, treatment interventions and health service delivery with respect to neuroactive agents.

Research areas

The School of Pharmacy undertakes research in several areas that fall under this theme, including:

  • Addictive behaviours
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Pharmacy services for people who misuse alcohol and other drugs
  • Smoking cessation interventions
  • Mental health 

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Find out more about our researchers 

Rachael Sumner

Rachael Sumner

I graduated with my PhD in Pharmacy after completing my Masters degree in Psychology at the...

Joanne Lin

Joanne Lin

I graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Pharmacy with First Class Honours...

Suresh Muthukumaraswamy

Suresh Muthukumaraswamy

My main research interests are in understanding how therapies alter brain activity and in...