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The Cannan Institute

The Cannan Institute Limited is a non-profit mental health organisation located onsite at Belmont Private Hospital. The institute was established in 1999 with a mission to 'support and promote research into and education about mental health'. 

It does this by a variety of means including convening conferences, seminars and dinner meetings concerning topics or issues of particular interest to the mental health community but also of high relevance to the wider health, legal and education communities.

The Institute also works collaboratively with other organisations in hosting events and supporting relevant research projects and publication of results in scientific journals.

The Board

Board members of The Cannan Institute consist of: 

  • Professor Warwick Middleton, Chair 

  • Dr Mark Spelman, Secretary 

  • Dr Jeremy Butler, Treasurer 

  • Mrs Mary Williams, Minutes Secretary

  • Mr Patrick McGurrin

  • Mr WIll Brennan

  • Dr Sanjib Baruah

  • Dr Saibal Guha

  • Dr Michael Martin 

  • Mrs Joanne Levin 

The patron of the Institute is Sir Llew Edwards.


Dates and topics for exciting education events throughout the year will be posted in the Events section when available.

Please check regularly.

Further Information

Please contact Belmont Private Hospital for further information about The Cannan Institute.