Assen Jablensky

Professor, MD Higher Med. Inst. (Sofia), DMedSc Medical Acad. (Sofia), FRCPsych, FRANZCP

  • 14142 Citations
  • 49 h-Index
1993 …2020
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Personal profile

Roles and responsibilities

Professor of Psychiatry, UWA; Director of the UWA Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry; Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Perth Hospital

Future research

Continuation of current key research projects

Funding overview

National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC): multiple research grants 1995-present; National Institutes of Health (NIH) and , USA)

Previous positions

1968-1969 Psychiatry Registrar, Maudsley Hospital / Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK; 1972-1974 Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Medical University Sofia, Bulgaria; 1975-1986 Senior Medical Officer, Division of Mental Health, World Health Organization, Geneva; 1987-1992 Director, National Program of Neuroscience and Behavioural Research, Sofia, Bulgaria; 1993 - present: Winthrop Professor of Psychiatry, The University of Western Australia, Perth

Current projects

(1) Schizophrenia under the genomic lens: next-generation sequencing of Western Australian families with schizophrenia (2) Pathways from conception to disease: a data linkage study on developmental disorders and mental health in a Western Australian birth cohort 1980-2003 (3)Thought and language disorders in schizophrenia

Teaching overview

Clinical tutorials for medical students (year 3); clinical examiner (medical students years 3 and 6); Lecturer for trainee psychiatrists and science students; supervision of PhD students.


Epidemiology/genetic epidemiology of psychoses.
Diagnosis and classification of mental disorders.
Neuropsychiatry. Schizophrenia and related disorders. Epilepsy. Cognition in psychiatric and neurological disorders.




  • Cognitive neuropsychiatry
  • Epidemiology of mental disorders
  • Diagnosis and classification of psychiatric disorders
  • Molecular biology and genetics of psychiatric disorders, especially of schizophrenia and autism
  • Psychiatry and ethics
  • Psychiatric neuroscience
  • Schizophrenia and related conditions

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Research Output 1993 2019

9 Citations (Scopus)

Gene expression imputation across multiple brain regions provides insights into schizophrenia risk

CommonMind Consortium, Psychiat Genomics Consortium & iPSYCH-GEMS Schizophrenia Working, Apr 2019, In : Nature Genetics. 51, 4, p. 659-+ 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)


McCarthy, N., Laws, S. M., Porter, T., Burnham, S. C., Moses, E. K. & Jablensky, A., 2019, In : European Neuropsychopharmacology. 29, p. S871-S871 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

25 Citations (Scopus)

Innovations and changes in the ICD-11 classification of mental, behavioural and neurodevelopmental disorders

Reed, G. M., First, M. B., Kogan, C. S., Hyman, S. E., Gureje, O., Gaebel, W., Maj, M., Stein, D. J., Maercker, A., Tyrer, P., Claudino, A., Garralda, E., Salvador-Carulla, L., Ray, R., Saunders, J. B., Dua, T., Poznyak, V., Medina-Mora, M. E., Pike, K. M., Ayuso-Mateos, J. L. & 21 othersKanba, S., Keeley, J. W., Khoury, B., Krasnov, V. N., Kulygina, M., Lovell, A. M., Mari, J. D. J., Maruta, T., Matsumoto, C., Rebello, T. J., Roberts, M. C., Robles, R., Sharan, P., Zhao, M., Jablensky, A., Udomratn, P., Rahimi-Movaghar, A., Rydelius, P-A., Bahrer-Kohler, S., Watts, A. D. & Saxena, S., Feb 2019, In : World Psychiatry. 18, 1, p. 3-19 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Projects 1995 2020