Dr Frederick Sundram

PhD; MSc; MA; FRCPsych(UK); MB BCh BAO; BMedSc


I am currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland and a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at North Shore Hospital. I was a research fellow at the Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Science at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland where I completed my PhD in Neuroimaging. I have also completed a Masters in Healthcare Management from the Institute of Public Administration, Dublin and more recently, a Masters in Healthcare Informatics. My research interests include neuroimaging, neurodevelopmental disorders, suicide, epilepsy, psychosis, medically unexplained physical symptoms, healthcare informatics and psychopathy.

Areas of expertise


Magnetic Resonance Imaging methods

Liaison Psychiatry

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Alyami, H., Alawami, M., Lyndon, M., Alyami, M., Coomarasamy, C., Henning, M., ... Sundram, F. (2019). Impact of Using a 3D Visual Metaphor Serious Game to Teach History-Taking Content to Medical Students: Longitudinal Mixed Methods Pilot Study. JMIR serious games, 7 (3)10.2196/13748
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mohsen Alyami, Marcus Henning, Andrew Hill
  • Guo, D., Kleinstäuber M, Johnson, M. H., & Sundram, F. (2019). Evaluating Commonalities Across Medically Unexplained Symptoms. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16 (5).10.3390/ijerph16050818
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Maria Kleinstaeuber
  • Sumner, R. L., McMillan, R., Spriggs, M. J., Campbell, D., Malpas, G., Maxwell, E., ... Kirk, I. J. (2019). Ketamine Enhances Visual Sensory Evoked Potential Long-term Potentiation in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging10.1016/j.bpsc.2019.07.002
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rebecca McMillan, Rachael Sumner, Suresh Muthukumaraswamy, Rhys Ponton
  • McNabb, C. B., Kydd, R., Sundram, F., Soosay, I., & Russell, B. R. (2018). Differences in white matter connectivity between treatment-resistant and treatment-responsive subtypes of schizophrenia. Psychiatry research. Neuroimaging, 282, 47-54. 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2018.11.002
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45820
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ian Soosay, Robert Kydd
  • Sumner, R. L., Spriggs, M. J., McMillan, R. L., Sundram, F., Kirk, I. J., & Muthukumaraswamy, S. D. (2018). Neural plasticity is modified over the human menstrual cycle: Combined insight from sensory evoked potential LTP and repetition suppression. Neurobiology of learning and memory, 155, 422-434. 10.1016/j.nlm.2018.08.016
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rachael Sumner, Suresh Muthukumaraswamy, Ian Kirk
  • Sundram, F., Corattur, T., Dong, C., & Zhong, K. (2018). Motivations, Expectations and Experiences in Being a Mental Health Helplines Volunteer. International journal of environmental research and public health, 15 (10).10.3390/ijerph15102123
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45996
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kelly Zhong
  • Sumner, R. L., McMillan, R. L., Shaw, A. D., Singh, K. D., Sundram, F., & Muthukumaraswamy, S. D. (2018). Peak visual gamma frequency is modified across the healthy menstrual cycle. Human brain mapping, 39 (8), 3187-3202. 10.1002/hbm.24069
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rachael Sumner, Suresh Muthukumaraswamy
  • McNabb, C. B., Sundram, F., Soosay, I., Kydd, R. R., & Russell, B. R. (2018). Increased sensorimotor network connectivity associated with clozapine eligibility in people with schizophrenia. Psychiatry research. Neuroimaging, 275, 36-42. 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2018.02.008
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41120
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ian Soosay, Robert Kydd


Contact details

Alternative contact

Correct Location:
Level 12, Room 599-12.003
Auckland 1023
New Zealand

Primary office location

Level 12, Room 12003
New Zealand

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