SEED Lifespan recognises the seminal role that experiences in early emotional life have on social development and mental health. We know that every age and stage matters in building wellbeing, and that confidence in holding both positive and painful emotion is essential for emotional security, exploration and personal growth across the life course.

2476

peer-reviewed publications since 2014

222

systematic reviews since 2015

$31m+

total category 1 funding since 2012

$24m+

total category 2 & 3 funding since 2014

58

senior researchers

9

NHMRC/ARC Fellowships

24

EMCRs

90+

PhD students

Flagship projects

SEED Lifespan is undertaking a number of flagship projects to understand the early origins of mental health disorders. We collect data and samples from people over the course of years, decades and even generations and use that evidence to develop new interventions and resources and inform policy.

Research themes

SEED Lifespan’s research is categorised into six research themes which work to investigate the developmental origins of mental health and disorder and molecular science behind aging, identify gaps in the literature, lead innovation in analysis complex data, and design and evaluate programs to support educational engagement and positive social and emotional development.

Lifecourse sciences

Understanding the developmental origins of mental health and disorders

Intervention sciences

Designing programs to promote emotional security and social connection

Social neurosciences

Understanding the developing and aging brain

Molecular sciences

Understanding chronological and biological aging

Data sciences

Making data accessible

Systematic reviews

Synthesising evidence on effective mental health interventions

Research streams

SEED Lifespan’s research is categorised into three overarching research streams. Each stream has a clear purpose and leadership team, and delivers a number of projects. Our research streams encompass public, trauma and clinical mental health care.

Public mental health care

Preventing mental disorders and promoting emotional health in the general population

Mental health care in priority populations

Preventing mental disorders and promoting emotional health in priority populations

Clinical mental health care

Preventing mental disorders and promoting emotional health in clinical populations

Publications

SEED Lifespan researchers have published over 2000 peer-reviewed articles that have been cited more than 60,000 times in the scientific literature. Our research has been cited in over 400 policy documents around the world.

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Grants

SEED Lifespan research has attracted around $50 million in total funding since 2012. Learn more about our grants and project timelines.

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