Principal Advisor: Dr Alize Ferrari

Email: a.ferrari@uq.edu.au

Research group: Epidemiology and burden of disease

Organisational unit: School of Public Health

Mental and substance use disorders have been established as leading causes of disease burden. Although effective intervention strategies exist for mental disorders, treatment rates remain low in many countries. The aim of this project is to examine treatment gaps for anxiety disorders. The student will gain training in epidemiology and research methods relevant to mental and substance use disorders and the opportunity to prepare their work for submission in the peer reviewed literature. Expected deliverables will include a systematic review of the literature on the treatment rates of anxiety disorders to estimate treatment gaps by country