In 2013, women in Australia and around the world are struggling with many serious issues that impact adversely on their quality of life and happiness. There are many factors that impact on women’s mental health, including environmental, sociocultural, psychological and biological factors. A major sociocultural factor that has a significant adverse impact on happiness is violence against women.
Jayashri Kulkarni is a Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) – one Australia’s largest and most innovative centres for clinical mental health research. Professor Kulkarni is internationally recognised for her expertise in the treatment of mental illness, particularly in women’s mental health. She has pioneered the use of estrogen as a treatment in schizophrenia and has developed many other innovative treatments for mental illnesses. Jayashri is a passionate advocate of patient-focused mental health research.
We were delighted to have her join us at Happiness & Its Causes 2013 and this is her speaker paper.