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  Street address:
Level 11, KGV Building
Missenden Road
Postal address:
Post Office Box M30
Missenden Road NSW 2050

Phone: (02) 9515-6111
Fax: (02) 9515-9610

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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)

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 engaged in e-learning educational development targeted at students and practitioners.

Key Achievements

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.

The ccCHiP Exercise Physiologist conducted Healthy Lifestyle Programs at Croydon and Camperdown Community Health Centres in 2016. A total of 33 clients attended the programs, which contributed to 161 occasions of service.


Prof Lambert and 2 colleagues were awarded national citations for their outstanding contributions to student learning. The Australian Awards for University Teaching recognise exceptional teaching practice and enhanced student outcomes (September 2016). 

Research Staff

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

Higher Degree Students:


  • Dr Jean Hollis

MPhil by Research:

  • Ms Bronwyn Siviour
  • Mr Omar Mubaslat
  • Mrs Philippa Boss
  • Ms Dianne Latta
  • Mr Dae Uk Han

Publications and Presentations

Publication Details:


  1. Norwood P, Chen R, Jaeckel E, Lingvay I, Jarlov H, Lehmann L, Heller S (2017). Rates of hypoglycaemia are lower in patients treated with insulin degludec/liraglutide (IDegLira) than with IDeg or insulin glargine regardless of the hypoglycaemia definition used.   Diabetes Obes Metab.  Apr 17. doi: 10.1111/dom.12972. [Epub ahead of print].
  2. Glynis Ross, Henrik Falhammar, Roger Chen, Helen Barraclough, Ole Kleivenes and Ian Gallen (2016) The relationship between depression and diabetes in pregnancy: a systematic review. World Journal of Psychiatry Nov 15;7(19):554-571.
  3. Chen RCY, Smars, J and Lambert T (2016). Psychotic disorders and diabetes: Going beyond screening- Time for integrated care.   Diabetes Management Journal.
  4. Bishay RH and Chen RCY (2016).  Hashimotos' Thyroiditis and Graves' Disease in one patient - the extremes of thyroid dysfunction associated with interferon treatment" Case Reports in Endocrinology.  Article ID 6029415, 4 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/6029415



  1. Chen, R. Convenor, Concord Hospital Endocrinology Masterclass November 2016
  2. Chen, R. General Practitioner Education, Homebush, Parramatta, Blacktown, Strathfield, 2016
  3. Chen, R. Rural Doctors Medical Meeting, Canberra, November 2016
  4. Suryawanshi, A. Diabetes Mellitus overview: Speaker for diabetes management day for SLHD allied health and medical staff: May 2016
  5. Suryawanshi, A. Public Health panel: diabetes community education: July 2016: CRGH
  6. Suryawanshi, A. Diabetes in-service: GP collaborative care group- Canterbury and Croydon: August 2016
  7. Suryawanshi, A. Diabetes education: Croydon mental health team: October 2016
  8. Suryawanshi, A. Diabetes: individualizing treatment: GP division at Port Macquarie: October 2016
  9. Suryawanshi, A. Diabetes overview: Speaker for diabetes management day for SLHD staff: October 2016


  1. Lambert, T. (2016) The Psychopharmacology of orexigenesis is psychiatry contributing to early cardiovascular death. International Neuro-Psychiatric Conference, Sydney, NSW
  2. Lambert, T. (2016) Treatment Resistant Schiozphrenia and Cardiometabolic Management. Pfizer Australia, Head Office, Sydney, NSW
  3. Lambert, T. (2016) Cardiometabolic health and psychosis: the 3Cs (Comorbidity, chronicity, and complexity). Australian Disease Management (ADMA) National Conference, Melbourne, VIC
  4. Lambert, T. (2016) Diagnostic Reassignment and Deprescribing in Prevention of Premature Cardiovascular Mortality in the Mentally Ill. ANZAC Research Institute 15th Annual Symposium, Sydney, NSW
  5. Lambert, T. (2016) For developing and implementing a transferable, time efficient educational strategy that enables health students to rapidly attain competence in clinical endocrinology skills. 2016 Australian Awards for University teaching, Australian Government Department of Education and Training, Sydney, NSW
  6. Lambert, T. (2016) Lipids and Psychosis - Pointers to Premature Mortality - "Good Health the new thinking - Practical Innovations in Primary Healthcare. Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, Sydney, NSW
  7. Lambert, T. (2016) Gender disparities in the relationship between diabetes and general cardiometabolic risks, and severe mental illness. NSW Diabetes & Mental Health Network, Glebe, NSW
  8. Lambert, T. (2016) Duty to Care: Is it being observed? Physical and Mental Comorbidity. Mental Health Review Tribunal, Gladesville, NSW
  9. Lambert, T. (2016) Management of Treatment Resistance Schizophrenia. Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Concord, NSW
  10. Lambert, T. (2016) Collaborative Management of Physical and Mental Health Comorbidity. CPD Event - GP & Primary Health Network, Ashfield, NSW
  11. Hollis, J. Mental health overview. Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics students, University of Sydney
  12. Hollis, J. Antipsychotic medication prescribing and side effects. Medical students, University of Sydney
  13. Harding, D, and Hollis, J. CBT skills session. Medical students, University of Sydney
  14. Hollis, J. Coenzyme Q10 levels in those with chronic mood disorders and chronic psychotic disorders, Anzac Research  Institute
  15. Hollis, J. Schizophrenia in Old Age, Webinar, Medical Students, University of Sydney

Contact details for department

Head of Department: Professor Tim Lambert

Department/Unit: Collaborative Centre for Cardiometabolic Health in Psychosis (ccCHIP)
Rm 4, Ground Floor, Clinical Sciences Building
Hospital Road
Concord NSW 2139
Telephone: (02) 9767 6027
Facsimile: (02) 9767 7107
Web: ccchip.clinic
Email: vanessa.barter@health.nsw.gov.au