Natalie Mills

Dr Natalie Mills

Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Natalie is a Psychiatrist at the University of Adelaide, Discipline of Psychiatry. Her PhD investigated the role of cytokines and inflammatory markers in depression in adolescents.

Natalie is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She completed her PhD in November 2016, through The University of Queensland. Natalie's PhD investigated the role of cytokines and inflammatory markers in depression in adolescents. This work examined the phenotypic and genetic relationship between inflammatory markers and depression.

Project 1:

Title: Investigating the longitudinal relationship between inflammatory markers and anxiety disorders

Description: The project examines the phenotypic and genetic relationship between inflammatory markers and anxiety-based disorders

Projects available: HDR

Location: University of Adelaide, Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building

Research project start: Semester 1 or semester 2

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 The University of Queensland Australia PhD
    1993 Monash University Australia MBBS
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2009 - 2011 Certificate of Advanced Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia
    2004 - 2010 FRANZCP Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia
    1996 - 2000 FRACGP Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, East Melbourne Australia
  • Research Interests

Chief Investigator A (CIA) of University of Adelaide Emerging Leadership Mentored Development Program, $39,115 (2019)

Associate Investigator D (AI-D) of Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Committee Clinical Project Grant $40,242 (2019)

CIB of Fay Fuller Foundation Discovery Grant, $327,000 (mid 2017- mid 2019)

CIA of Pfizer Neuroscience Research Grant $44,000 (2012)

CIA QIMR Berghofer Higher Degree Travel Committee Award $700 (2012)

CIA Australian Twin Registry Research Travel Grant $600 (2012)

CIA of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Young Investigator Grant $6,000 (2010)

Teaching and co-convenor of University of Adelaide Year 4 MBBS Psychiatry course (since August 2016)

Lecturer University of Adelaide, Biological Psychiatry course (2016 - 2018)

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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Exploring the relationship between cognitive impairment and psychosocial functioning in Major Depressive Disorder The University of Adelaide Adelaide Medical School Honours Olivia Cambridge
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Adelaide Medical School MBBS Research Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Faculty Seminar Series Organising Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 - 2015 Member Organising Committee 2015 Society for Mental Health Research Conference Society for Mental Health Research Australia
    2014 - 2015 Member Scientific Program Committee 2015 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Congress Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia
    2014 - 2014 Member Organising Committee Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia
    2012 - 2012 Member Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Queensland Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference Organising Committee RANZCP Australia
  • Community Engagement

    Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country
    2018 - 2018 Radio interview Scientific Community Engagement QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2014 - 2016 Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Australia
    2012 - 2014 Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Ipswich Hospital Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83137369
  • Email: natalie.mills@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 6
  • Room: WS6050.17
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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