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Emotion, cognition and psychiatric disorders

The key goal of this project is to identify objective brain and behaviour markers of major mental illnesses and their treatment. In this research area, we integrate information whic more...

Supervisor(s): Williams, Lea (Professor)

Using multimodal imaging for the diagnosis and prognostication of adolescent mood disorders and ADHD.

The goal of this project is to develop methods for the accurate diagnosis and prognostication of patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other mood disorde more...

Supervisor(s): Korgaonkar, Mayuresh (Dr), Grieve, Stuart (Professor)

Cohort study of teenagers with ADHD

There is a lack of detailed information regarding the long term outcomes of Australian teenagers with a diagnosis of ADHD as they progress into adult life. We plan to recruit and mo more...

Supervisor(s): Poulton, Alison (Dr)

From the molecular study of receptor-ligand interactions to novel biomarkers of disease and non-invasive brain imaging - opportunities in basic and clinically oriented research

Methodologically broad but thematically focused on the role of receptors in glial (non-neuronal) cells in brain disease, the available basic science projects are concerned with the more...

Supervisor(s): Banati, Richard (Professor)

Anti-craving agents in the treatment of addiction

The PhD students will be part of a team working on a large NHRMC funded trial of anti-craving agents in the treatment of alcohol use disorder investigating the role of genotypes in more...

Supervisor(s): Morley, Kirsten (Dr)

Neural circuitry of emotion processing disturbance in alcohol use disorder

The PhD students will use a combination of neuropsychological and neuroimaging techniques to study brain-behaviour relationships of addiction. These projects are ideally suited to i more...

Supervisor(s): Morley, Kirsten (Dr)

Reward processing deficits in addiction and comorbidities

The PhD students will use a combination of techniques to study brain-behaviour relationships of addiction. These projects are ideally suited to individuals who have a strong aptitud more...

Supervisor(s): Morley, Kirsten (Dr)

Criminal Law and Criminology

Candidates often explore aspects involving criminal law, forensic psychiatry, drug policy and the law, gender and race relations, youth and crime, policing in society, and other soc more...

Supervisor(s): Lee, Murray (Professor), Loughnan, Arlie (Professor), Shackel, Rita (Associate Professor), Mason, Gail (Professor), Hamer, David (Professor), McKay, Carolyn (Dr)

Identifying the emotional, cognitive and biological correlates of schizophrenia

Objective measures of emotion, cognition and brain function are the best predictors of real-world outcomes in schizophrenia, and these projects are aimed at identifying these marker more...

Supervisor(s): Williams, Lea (Professor)

Brain and cognition markers of ADHD and treatment response

This research relies on using objective measures of brain & behaviour to assess ADHD and effectiveness of treatment with the goal of increasing confidence in clinical decisions. more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Anthony (Associate Professor)