Associate Professor Rajeev Kumar

Senior Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist & Academic Fellow at the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health&Wellbeing, ANU
ANU College of Health and Medicine
T: +61-2-62443229

Areas of expertise

  • Psychiatry (Incl. Psychotherapy) 110319
  • Cognitive Sciences 1702

Research interests

Psychiatric aspects of medical conditions  

Psychiatric aspects of neurological disorders (e.g. MS, PD, HD, Epilepsy, Stroke,  etc)

Functional neurological disorders 

Mild cognitive impairment and dementia

Neuroimaging related to neuropsychiatric disorders


Dr Rajeev Kumar is currently working as a senior consultation-liaison psychiatrist with expertise in clinical and academic neuropsychiatry. He is also an A/Professor of psychiatry at the ANU.
He completed a PhD at the Australian National University in neuropsychiatric epidemiology and neuroimaging under the mentorship of Professors Anthony F Jorm, Perminder S Sachdev and Helen Christensen. He has published broadly in the area of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia, structural neuroimaging, successful ageing, and drug-induced movement disorders.
He is actively involved in both undergarduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision.

Researcher's projects

1. Personality and Total Health (PATH) Through Life 60+ Longitudinal Study at the ANU - clinical collaborator (current)

2. Successful Aging: A Multiethnic Asian Study (past)

A large cross-sectional study conducted in Singapore, aimed at determining the bio-psycho-social correlates of productive aging.

Study period: 2009-2011

PI: Dr. Rajeev Kumar

Co-PIs: Kua Ee Heok, Ng Tze pin, Dilip V Jeste



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