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Missenden Road
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Missenden Road NSW 2050

Phone: (02) 9515-6111
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Collaborative Centre for Cardiometabolic Health in Psychosis (ccCHiP)
Collaborative Centre for Cardiometabolic Health in Psychosis (ccCHiP)

Collaborative Centre for Cardiometabolic Health in Psychosis (ccCHiP)

Our Research

Collaborative Centre for Cardiometabolic Health in Psychosis (ccCHiP) is an interdisciplinary collaboration in clinical research involving Psychiatry, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Dentistry, Sleep medicine and Allied Health clinicians. ccCHiP performs various clinical, and services-related research activities, provides supervision of higher degree research students, publishes articles, and develops broad-based teaching materials for the workforce and health student learning. ccCHiP is also actively engages in e-learning educational development and live simulation training targeted at students and practitioners.

Key Achievements

Health Workforce Australia - Cardiometabolic simulation training for health students. True inter-disciplinary teaching programme to >1200 students between 2013 and 2015 from 9 health-related disciplines, including medicine.

  • Endocrinology
    Dr Roger Chen
    Lead on Australian Diabetes Society (NDSS) Position Paper on Diabetes and Psychotic Disorders (in progress) Collaboration in examination and evaluation of relationship between pregnancy, diabetes and depression (with Prof Ian Gallen, Berkshire UK, Prof Henrik Falhammar, Karolinska Institute, Sweden, A/Prof Glynis Ross, RPAH and others) Collaboration with A/Prof Naganathan, Dr S Swaraj: Study on Vitamin B 12 levels in Diabetes ?Collaboration with Dr Paul Norwood, Fresno, Dr Ildiko Lingvay, Dallas and others reviewing hypoglycaemia with combinations of Insulin and Liraglutide
  • Cardiology
    Dr Vincent Chow
    Ongoing research collaboration with investigators in France (Prof Anatol Kontush- French Institute of Health and Medical Research- Paris, France) in conjunction with Prof Kritharides to investigate lipid abnormalities and lipidomics amongst patients with schizophrenia.
  • Dietetics
    Kia Roberts
    Completed small QI project looking at pictorial resources and their use on patient retention of dietary goals during the Monday outpatient clinic.


Tim Lambert, Sydney Medical School Award for Outstanding Teaching, The University of Sydney, Australia.

Research Staff

  • Dr Jean Hollis, Senior Lecturer
  • Ms Hannah Wilson, Senior Research Officer

Higher Degree Students:


  • Mr Atheer Nassir, PhD


Tim Lambert students

  • Ms Bronwyn Siviour, MPhil by Research
  • Mr Omar Mubaslat, MPhil by Research
  • Mrs Philippa Boss, MPhil by Research
  • Ms Dianne Latta, MPhil by Research

Kia Roberts students

  • Ms Julie Christy, Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics

Publications and Presentations

Publication Details:


  1. Ross G, Falhammar H, Chen RCY, Barraclough H, Kleivenes O, Gallen I. The relationship between depression and diabetes in pregnancy: a systematic review. World Journal of Diabetes. In Press.
  2. Chen RCY, Snars J, Lambert T. Psychotic disorders and diabetes: Going beyond screening- time for integrated care. Diabetes Management Journal. 2015; 54: 24-6.
  3. Suryawanshi A, Middleton T, Ganda K. An unusual presentation of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy. Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports. 2015; 11.


  1. Chow V, Reddel C, Pennings G, Scott E, Pasqualon T, Ng AC, Yeoh T, Curnow J, Kritharides L. Global hypercoagulability in patients with schizophrenia receiving long-term antipsychotic therapy. Schizophrenia Research. 2015; 162: 175-182.


  1. Cook A, Roberts K, O'Leary F, Allman-Farinelli M. Comparison of single questions and brief questionnaire with a longer validated food frequency questionnaire to assess adequate fruit and vegetable intake. Nutrition. 2015; 31: 941-7.



  1. Chen, R.C.Y. (2015). Psychotic Disorders and Diabetes: Relationship and Management. Invited speaker at Faculty of Consulting Physicians of South Africa: 4th Annual Congress, Cape Town, South Africa.
  2. Chen, R.C.Y. (2015). Psychosis and Diabetes: protecting the body and mind. Invited speaker at Australian Diabetes Educators Association Branch Meeting, Newcastle, Australia.
  3. Chen, R.C.Y. (2015). Translating simplicity into real life efficacy in Diabetes management. Invited Speaker at International Symposium on Healthy Aging, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  4. Ross, G., Barraclough, H., Chen R.C.Y., Falhammar, H., Kleivenes, O., et al. (2015). Depression in Women with Diabetes During Pregnancy: A Systematic Review. Abstract presented at Endocrine Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia.
  5. Ross, G., Barraclough, H., Chen, R.C.Y., Falhammar, H., Kleivenes, O., et al. (2015). Depression in Women with Diabetes During Pregnancy: A Systematic Review. Abstract Presented at the Eighth International Diabetes in Pregnancy Society Symposium, Berlin, Germany.
  6. Chen, R.C.Y., Sambevski, S., Polonsky, W., Belton, A., Down, S., et al. (2015). Challenges Faced by Australian Doctors when Discussing the Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) Diagnosis with Patients: Insights from a Cross-national Study (IntroDiaTM). Abstract presented at Endocrine Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia.
  7. Bishay, R., & Chen, R.C.Y. (2015). Extremes of autoimmune thyroid dysfuncion associated with interferon treatment. Abstract presented at Endocrine Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia.
  8. Suryawanshi, A. (2015). Diabetes case based discussion. Sydney University, Sydney, Australia.
  9. Suryawanshi, A. (2015). Nursing and allied health workshop on diabetes: Diabetes Overview. Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, Australia. Suryawanshi, A. (2015).
  10. Diabetes pharmacology of OHA/Insulin/glucagon. ICU course, Sydney University, Sydney, Australia.
  11. Suryawanshi, A. (2015). Diabetes Update. ICU, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, Australia.
  12. Suryawanshi, A. (2015). Iatrogenic obesity. Regional GP seminar, NSW, Australia.
  13. Suryawanshi, A. (2015). Hypoglycaemic PBL session. Sydney University, Sydney, Australia.
  14. Suryawanshi, A. (2015). Diabetes update: Individualising treatment for diabetes. AIGP Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  15. Suryawanshi, A. (2015). Diabetes Update. Diabetes Management Day, Nursing workshop, Sydney Australia.


  1. Chow, V. (2015). Subclinical Cardiomyopathy, Hypercoagulability & Inflammation in Patients with Schizophrenia. Presented at Cardiac Society 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, Australia.


  1. Lambert, T. (2015). Psychosis and multiple cardiometabolic comorbidities: Network analysis and visualisation of the role of circadian and sleep disturbance. Australian Sleep Association/Asta Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, Australia.
  2. Lambert. T. (2015). Cardiometabolic health and mental health. Murrumbidgee primary health network & coastcity country general practice training, Albury, Australia.
  3. Lambert, T. (2015). Management of cardiometabolic risk factors in mental illness. Nepean-Blue Mountains medicare local, Penrith, Australia.
  4. Lambert, T. (2015). CERP workshops. Relapse Prevention, Janssen, India.
  5. Lambert, T. (2015). Research seminar and multiple lectures to postgraduate psychiatry students. Invited speaker at University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
  6. Hollis, J. & Meaney, A. (2015). Lost in translation: Are cardiometabolic findings translated into clinical practice? Presented at Adult Acute Mental Health Benchmarking Forum NSW Health, Sydney, Australia.


  1. Roberts, K., Lester, R., Heath, C., Tsang, K., & Kennewell, S. (2015). A literature review of food service systems used in mental health settings. SLHD Allied Health Research Symposium, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
  2. Roberts, K. & Lambert, T. (2015). Do pictorial resources assist with short-term retention of dietary goals for people with CPI attending a multidisciplinary clinic. SLHD Allied Health Research Symposium, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Research Grants

HBF Research Foundation Solomon M, MacBride K, Young J, Bannon P, Lambert T, Duffy L Retrospective analysis on the impact of mental health comorbidities on key outcomes for surgical patients treated at RPAH from 2009 to 2014 $85,000 2015-ff
National health and medical research council (NHMRC) equipment grants Grunstein R, Naismith S, Lewis S, Lagopoulos J, Lambert T The University of Sydney research facility for high density electroencephalography(HDEEG) investigation $120,000 2015-ff

Contact details for department

Head of Department: Professor Tim Lambert

Department/Unit: Collaborative Centre for Cardiometabolic Health in Psychosis (ccCHiP)
Clinical Science Building, Building 20, Hospital Road
Concord NSW 2139
Telephone: (02) 9767 6027
Facsimile: (02) 9767 7107
Web: ccCHiP.com.au
Email: sue.maree@sswahs.nsw.gov.au