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)

  • 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
  • Alyami, M., Giri, B., Alyami, H., & Sundram, F. (2017). Social anxiety apps: a systematic review and assessment of app descriptors across mobile store platforms. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 20 (3), 65-70. 10.1136/eb-2017-102664
  • Cheung, G., Foster, G., de Beer, W., Gee, S., Hawkes, T., Rimkeit, S., ... Sundram, F. (2017). Predictors for repeat self-harm and suicide among older people within12 months of a self-harm presentation. International Psychogeriatrics, 29 (8), 1237-1245. 10.1017/s1041610217000308
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35585
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sally Merry, Gary Cheung
  • Sundram, F., Hawken, S. J., Stasiak, K., Lucassen, M. F., Fleming, T., Shepherd, M., ... Merry, S. N. (2017). Tips and Traps: Lessons From Codesigning a Clinician E-Monitoring Tool for Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. JMIR Mental Health, 4 (1), e3-e3. 10.2196/mental.5878
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32942
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karolina Stasiak, Susan Hawken, Theresa Fleming, Matthew Shepherd, Sally Merry, Mathijs Lucassen
  • Cheung, G., Merry, S., & Sundram, F. (2017). Do suicide characteristics differ by age in older people?. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-8. 10.1017/S1041610217001223
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sally Merry, Gary Cheung
  • Arroll, B., Henwood, S. M., Sundram, F. I., Kingsford, D. W., Mount, V., Humm, S. P., ... Pillai, A. (2017). A brief treatment for fear of heights: A randomized controlled trial of a novel imaginal intervention. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 52 (1), 21-33. 10.1177/0091217417703285
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Avinesh Pillai, Bruce Arroll
  • Shekhawat, G. S., Sundram, F., De Ridder, D., Kirk, I., Stinear, C. M., Welch, D., & Searchfield, G. D. (2017). Optimization of High Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (HDtDCS) For tinnitus relief. Paper presented at NYC Neuromodulation Conference 2015, New York, New York. 9 January - 11 January 2015. Brain Stimulation. 10.1016/j.brs.2016.11.047
  • Cheung, G., & Sundram, F. (2017). Understanding the Progression from Physical Illness to Suicidal Behavior: A Case Study Based on a Newly Developed Conceptual Model. Clinical Gerontologist, 40 (2), 124-129. 10.1080/07317115.2016.1217962
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35622
    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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