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)

  • 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
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kelly Zhong
  • 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
  • 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
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ian Soosay, Robert Kydd
  • Cheung, G., Sundram, F., Henning, M., & Chen, Y. (2018). TEACH THE TEACHERS WORKSHOP. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY. (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Marcus Henning
  • Cheung, G., Merry, S., & Sundram, F. (2018). Do suicide characteristics differ by age in older people?. International Psychogeriatrics, 30 (3), 323-330. 10.1017/S1041610217001223
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sally Merry, Gary Cheung
  • Cheung, G., Douwes, G., & Sundram, F. (2017). Late-life suicide in terminal cancer: A rational act or underdiagnosed depression?. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 54 (6), 835-842. 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.05.004
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gary Cheung
  • Cheung, G., Edwards, S., & Sundram, F. (2017). Death wishes among older people assessed for home support and long-term aged residential care. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 32 (12), 1371-1380. 10.1002/gps.4624
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gary Cheung


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Level 12, Room 599-12.003
Auckland 1023
New Zealand

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