Neuroscience Research and Treatment Centre for Memory and Mood Disorders

NeuroCentrix is a private neuroscience clinic dedicated to evidence-based assessment, treatment and research of memory and mood disorders.

Established in Melbourne in 2017 by Professor David Barton and Dr Peter Farnbach, NeuroCentrix has expertise in managing Phase II to Phase IV pharmaceutical company-sponsored clinical trials, investigator-initiated research and collaborative group studies.

NeuroCentrix conducts memory and mood clinics to provide evidence-based assessment and treatment plans for Alzheimer’s Disease and depression.

Our TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) therapy offers a non-invasive treatment for major depressive disorders.

Meet Our Team

NeuroCentrix Management

Peter Farnbach

Dr Peter Farnbach

Director

Dr Peter Farnbach specialises in adult psychiatry with a particular interest in mood and anxiety disorders, neurofeedback, biofeedback and behaviour therapy.

Dr Farnbach has worked on over 30 clinical trials that have focused predominantly on neuroscience. He completed his psychiatric training at the Austin Hospital and Ballarat Base Hospital before entering into private practice.

Dr Farnbach’s other roles have included:

  • Lecturer at the Monash School of Medicine and the Department of Psychological Medicine Monash University
  • Consultant Psychiatrist at Bendigo Health Care Network
  • Director of Neurostimulation at South Eastern Private Hospital.
Professor David Barton

Professor David Barton

Director

Professor David Barton specialises in general adult and geriatric psychiatry with a particular interest in neuropsychiatry, acquired brain injury and the association between depression and cardiovascular disease.

Professor Barton’s other roles include:

  • Director of mental health services at South Eastern Private Hospital
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatrist with the Acquired Brain Injury Unit at Caulfield Hospital
  • Adjunct Professor at the Australian Centre for Heart Health
  • Senior Research Scientist at the BakerIDI Heart and Diabetes Institute’s Human Neurotransmitter Laboratory
  • Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne
  • Senior Consultant at Ballarat Health Services
Evolution, Exercise, and the Aging Brain

Scott Barton

CEO

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Celia Brenchley

Celia Brenchley

Director of Psychology

I’m an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with specialist qualifications in Mental Health and Clinical Neuropsychology.

I enjoy clinical supervision, assessment and research for memory, visuo-spatial difficulties, cognitive decline, traumatic and acquired brain injury across the lifespan. I’m a clinical research fellow at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

I’m passionate about clinical education and providing a learning environment for early career clinicians. I love working at NeuroCentrix because of its incredibly skilled and compassionate team.

I have a love of all things chocolate and dogs…..in that order (sorry husband, children and grandchild) and I have a special skill of being able to clap with one hand!

Clinical Specialists

Arup Dhar

Arup Dhar

Psychiatrist

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Iain Davis NeuroCentrix psychologist

Iain Davis

Psychologist

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Shane Costello NeuroCentrix psychiatrist

Shane Costello

Psychologist

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Andy Utley NeuroCentrix psychologist

Andy Utley

Psychologist

I’m a registered psychologist and TMS Clinician, educated at Monash University although Prof Barton continues to refer to me as an occupational therapist which was my first career!

I have an interest in TMS, trauma, spirituality, personality.

I enjoy the ability to help everyday people as part of a multidisciplinary team, with exceptionally talented colleagues. And hearing all about Prof Barton’s holidays.

Found out by accident my two sons have a natural gift at Lawn Bowls! I really enjoy the outdoors, in particular snowboarding, but always wished I’d learnt how to surf.

Maddison Huddle

Maddison Huddle

Psychologist, Senior TMS Clinician

I’m a registered psychologist and senior TMS clinician, completing Educational and Developmental Registrar program.

I’m completing PhD on the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment for women with postpartum depression at NeuroCentrix.

Excited to work with such a supportive team, and further my research in women’s mental health.

I have a fat ginger cat named Albert.

Demi Rozakis

Provisional Psychologist, Clinical Trial Coordinator

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Macarena Aguilar

Macarena Aguilar

Clinical Trial Coordinator

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Vesna Abdulkarim

Vesna Abdulkarim

Clinical Trial Co-Investigator

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Naz Rostami

Naz Rostami

Counsellor and Clinical Trial Coordinator

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Administration Team

Depression Clinical Trials Research

Taras Maciburko

Office Administrator

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Mitchell Groves

Mitchell Groves

Receptionist

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Liz Rule

Liz Rule

Clinical Trials Secretary

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