Suresh Sundram

Parkville, Victoria

Psychiatrist and medical researcher

Suicide remains the leading cause of death for young Australian males, despite great efforts in recent years to raise awareness of mental health issues in the community. Suresh, who is based at the renowned Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, is investigating markers for suicide risk and conducting research that could lead to better detection and treatment: “Eventually, I hope to develop a test that will provide clinicians with the ability to rationally decide on treatment and to actively intervene where required. It will give individuals and their families confidence to act where needed.”