Mental Illness Stigma Laboratory

Research Overview

Our laboratory conducts research into stigma of mental illness. We use a range of methodologies to examine stigma about severe and complex mental health conditions in particular, such as schizophrenia spectrum disorders and borderline personality disorder. This research often examines how and why these mental health issues are stigmatised in the general public or in clinical settings, and what the experience of stigma is like for people living with these conditions.

The Mental Illness Stigma Lab (MISL) works in close partnership with leading mental health organisations and in particular, SANE Australia and its Anne Deveson Research Centre. Through these partnerships, MISL conducts impactful research, teaching and public engagement initiatives addressing the problem of mental illness stigma

Research Projects

This Research Group doesn't currently have any projects

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Cognitive Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Head of Lab Dr Chris Groot

Department / Centre

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

Unit / Centre

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