Assen Jablensky

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

  • The University of Western Australia (M571), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 15034 Citations
  • 51 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.



Research expertise keywords

  • 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

Parsing components of risk of premature mortality in the children of mothers with severe mental illness

Di Prinzio, P., Abel, K. M., Ambrosi, T. L., Jablensky, A., Croft, M., Shah, S., McNeil, T. F., Pierce, M. & Morgan, V. A., Apr 2020, In : Schizophrenia Research. 218, p. 180-187 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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

    26 Citations (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

    3 Citations (Scopus)