Vera Morgan

Winthrop Professor, BA Adel., DipEd Melb., MSocSc S.Aust., PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Doctor of Philosophy with Distinction (2009: U Western Australia)

Master of Social Sciences (1992: U South Australia)

Graduate Diploma in Education (1974: U Melbourne)

Bachelor of Arts (1973: U Adelaide)

Roles and responsibilities


Winthrop Professor and Head: Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Research Unit, Division of Psychiatry, Medical School, The University of Western Australia

Deputy Director: Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry, Division of Psychiatry, Medical School, The University of Western Australia

Organisational Epidemiologist: North  Metropolitan Health Services Mental Health

Adjunct Professor: Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania

Previous positions

President, Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research 2003-2006

Vice-President, Australasian Epidemiological Association 2004-2006

Chair, Research Committee, Mental Health Council of Australia 2003-2006

Vice-Chair, UWA Researchers’ Association 2004-2006

Member, UWA Senate 2005-2010. 


  • Epidemiology and aetiology of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
  • Risk factor epidemiology
  • Physical health and psychotic illness
  • Intellectual disability and co-occurring psychiatric illness
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Pathways to care and recovery in psychotic illness
  • Record linkage research methodology
  • Survey research methodology
  • Schizophrenia and related conditions
  • Physical health of people with mental illness

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Projects 2000 2020

Research Output 1995 2019

Open Access
Personality Assessment
Cortical Blindness
Western Australia

Health-Related Quality of Life in People Living with Psychotic Illness and Factors Associated with Its Variation

Neil, A. L., Carr, V. J., Mackinnon, A., Foley, D. L. & Morgan, V. A., 1 Aug 2018, In : Value in Health. 21, 8, p. 1002-1009 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality of Life
Psychotic Disorders
Confidence Intervals
Paranoid Schizophrenia