Associate Professor Frederick Sundram

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

Biography

I am currently an Associate Professor 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 a Masters in Healthcare Informatics. My research interests include depression, neuroimaging, self-harm/suicide, medical education, overlap between medicine and psychiatry, medically unexplained physical symptoms and healthcare informatics.

Areas of expertise

Neuroimaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging methods

Liaison Psychiatry

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Sumner, R. L., McMillan, R., Spriggs, M. J., Campbell, D., Malpas, G., Maxwell, E., ... Sundram, F. (2020). Ketamine improves short-term plasticity in depression by enhancing sensitivity to prediction errors. European neuropsychopharmacology : the journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 38, 73-85. 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2020.07.009
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rachael Sumner, Rebecca McMillan, Suresh Muthukumaraswamy, Rhys Ponton
  • Hopkins, J., Cullum, S., & Sundram, F. (2020). The state of play - the first national survey of consultation-liaison psychiatry services in New Zealand. Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 28 (4), 448-453. 10.1177/1039856220908174
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sarah Cullum
  • Searchfield, G. D., Poppe, T. N. E. R., Durai, M., Jensen, M., Kennedy, M. A., Maggo, S., ... Shekhawat, G. S. (2020). A proof-of-principle study of the short-term effects of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) on tinnitus and neural connectivity. The International journal of neuroscience, 130 (7), 671-682. 10.1080/00207454.2019.1702544
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Grant Searchfield, Kim Wise
  • Searchfield, G. D., Spiegel, D. P., Poppe, T. N. E. R., Durai, M., Jensen, M., Kobayashi, K., ... Sundram, F. (2020). A proof-of-concept study comparing tinnitus and neural connectivity changes following multisensory perceptual training with and without a low-dose of fluoxetine. The International journal of neuroscience, 1-12. 10.1080/00207454.2020.1746310
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/51558
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Grant Searchfield, Benjamin Thompson, Kim Wise
  • McMillan, R., Sumner, R., Forsyth, A., Campbell, D., Malpas, G., Maxwell, E., ... Sundram, F. (2020). Simultaneous EEG/fMRI recorded during ketamine infusion in patients with major depressive disorder. Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry, 9910.1016/j.pnpbp.2019.109838
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rachael Sumner, Rhys Ponton, Suresh Muthukumaraswamy, Anna Forsyth, Rebecca McMillan
  • Chen, J. C. C., Sumner, R. L., Krishnamurthy Naga, V., Hoeh, N., Ayeni, H. A., Singh, V., ... Muthukumaraswamy, S. (2020). A randomised, double-blind, active placebo-controlled, parallel groups, dose-response study of scopolamine hydrobromide (4-6 μg/kg) in patients with major depressive disorder. Trials, 21 (1)10.1186/s13063-020-4089-6
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Joseph Chen, Rachael Sumner, Nicholas Hoeh, Suresh Muthukumaraswamy
  • Hopkins, J., Sundram, F., & Cullum, S. (2020). The multi-dimensional matrix for consultation-liaison psychiatry (mMAX-LP). Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 28 (1), 66-74. 10.1177/1039856219875069
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49124
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sarah Cullum
  • Vara, A., Young, G., Douglass, A., Sundram, F., Henning, M., & Cheung, G. (2020). General practitioners and decision-making capacity assessment: the experiences and educational needs of New Zealand general practitioners. Family Practice, online first10.1093/fampra/cmaa022
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Marcus Henning, Alisha Vara, Gary Cheung

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Correct Location:
Dept of Liaison Psychiatry, North Shore Hospital, Waitemata DHB

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 507 - Bldg 507
Level 3, Room 3031
28 PARK AVE
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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