Psychiatry Projects

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Department Nodes Supervisor(s) Email(s) Project Research Opportunity
Psychiatry Dr Samantha Loi
Professor Danny Hatters
samantha.loi@unimelb.edu.au
dhatters@unimelb.edu.au
A novel biomarker strategy to predict neurogenerative disease risk PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen
tamsyn.van@unimelb.edu.au
A validation study of verbal learning measures in a bipolar disorder sample Honours students
Psychiatry Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen
tamsyn.van@unimelb.edu.au
An examination of emotional intelligence and emotional dysregulation in bipolar disorder Honours students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Christos Pantelis
Dr Liliana Laskaris
cpant@unimelb.edu.au
lily.laskaris@unimelb.edu.au
Animal models of Brain Development assessed using histology PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Prof Christos Pantelis
Dr Warda Taqdees Syeda
cpant@unimelb.edu.au
warda.syeda@unimelb.edu.au
Animal models of Brain Development assessed using MRI PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Vanessa Cropley
vcropley@unimelb.edu.au
Brain development and the pathophysiology of psychosis PhD students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky
Dr Ye Tian
azalesky@unimelb.edu.au
ye.tian2@unimelb.edu.au
Brain mapping: Brain atlases with multiple topographic features PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky
Dr Robin Cash
azalesky@unimelb.edu.au
robin.cash@unimelb.edu.au
Brain stimulation and clinical translation PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Professor Christos Pantelis
Professor Stan Skafidas
cpant@unimelb.edu.au
sskaf@unimelb.edu.au
Cerebellar grey and white matter changes in children with Autism spectrum disorders PhD students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Ye Tian
Dr Vanessa Cropley
ye.tian2@unimelb.edu.au
vcropley@unimelb.edu.au
Characterizing brain-body relationship with respect to biological aging in elderly population Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Prof Christos Pantelis
Ms Cassandra Wannan
cpant@unimelb.edu.au
cwannan@student.unimelb.edu.au
Cognition and brain connectivity in psychosis PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Psychiatry Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs
alex.bahar@unimelb.edu.au
Cognitive training for behavioural and psychological symptoms in young onset dementia Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Samantha Loi
Dr Anita Goh
samantha.loi@unimelb.edu.au
goha@unimelb.edu.au
Comparing the mental health and social determinants of family members who have HD in their family PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky
Dr Caio Seguin
azalesky@unimelb.edu.au
caio.seguin@unimelb.edu.au
Computational neuroscience: Simulating brain dynamics and generative modelling of brain networks PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Austin Health Professor Richard Kanaan
Professor Sarah Wilson
richard.kanaan@unimelb.edu.au
swilson@unimelb.edu.au
Debilitating Symptom Complexes attributed to Ticks - neuroimaging PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Ye Tian
A/Prof Andrew Zalesky
ye.tian2@unimelb.edu.au
azalesky@unimelb.edu.au
Decoding neural mechanisms underpinning human cognition in health and disease using machine learning Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Briony Dow
goha@unimelb.edu.au
b.dow@nari.edu.au
Effective relationships in dementia community care: Promoting Independence though quality dementia care at home (the PITCH project). PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
goha@unimelb.edu.au
dennisv@unimelb.edu.au
Exploring data from ENROLL-HD - an international observational study in Huntington’s disease Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Maria Di Biase
AProf Andrew Zalesky
dibiasem@unimelb.edu.au
andrewzalesky@gmail.com
Exploring the genetic basis of brain alterations in schizophrenia PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen
tamsyn.van@unimelb.edu.au
How trauma shapes empathy and resilience in bipolar disorder Honours students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Maria Di Biase
Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky
maria.dibiase@unimelb.edu.au
azalesky@unimelb.edu.au
Imaging genetics in psychiatry PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Austin Health Professor Richard Kanaan
richard.kanaan@unimelb.edu.au
Imaging life events in acute conversion disorder PhD students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Kwang Lim
goha@unimelb.edu.au
Kwang.Lim@mh.org.au
Implementation of a Virtual Reality sensory room in a sub-acute ward for people living with dementia with behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (BPSD) PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
goha@unimelb.edu.au
dennisv@unimelb.edu.au
Investigating biomarkers, clinical and cognitive symptoms in Huntington's disease and Alzheimer’s disease PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen
tamsyn.van@unimelb.edu.au
Is medication use related to cognitive variability? An examination of cross-diagnostic cognitive subgroups on the bipolar-schizophrenia spectrum Honours students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky
Dr Ye Tian
azalesky@unimelb.edu.au
ye.tian2@unimelb.edu.au
Machine learning prediction of brain and body ageing PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Christos Pantelis
Professor Stan Skafidas
cpant@unimelb.edu.au
sskaf@unimelb.edu.au
Mapping cerebellar connectivity in neurodevelopmental disorders PhD students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Prof Dennis Velakoulis
Dr Dhamidhu Eratne
dennisv@unimelb.edu.au
deratne@unimelb.edu.au
Markers in Neuropsychiatric Disorders (MiND) study PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky
Dr Caio Seguin
azalesky@unimelb.edu.au
caio.seguin@unimelb.edu.au
Network communication in the brain PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs
alex.bahar@unimelb.edu.au
Olfactory-focused cognitive training PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
goha@unimelb.edu.au
dennisv@unimelb.edu.au
Perceptual Disturbance in younger onset dementia Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Vanessa Cropley
Ms Rebecca Cooper
vcropley@unimelb.edu.au
cooperr1@student.unimelb.edu.au
Socioeconomic status and sleep in late childhood PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Vanessa Cropley
Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky
vcropley@unimelb.edu.au
azalesky@unimelb.edu.au
Symptom comorbidity networks in psychiatry PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Amit Lampit
amit.lampit@unimelb.edu.au
Synthesising, dismantling and optimising cognitive interventions PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Vanessa Cropley
AProf Sarah Whittle
vcropley@unimelb.edu.au
swhittle@unimelb.edu.au
The influence of sleep on brain development and psychopathology over adolescence PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Associate Professor Sarah Whittle
swhittle@unimelb.edu.au
The neurobiology of anxiety across development and sex PhD students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Samantha Loi
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
samantha.loi@unimelb.edu.au
dennis.velakoulis@mh.org.au
The relationship between cognitive impairment seen in chronic mental illness and dementia - what can mortality information tell us? PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Christos Pantelis
Dr Liliana Laskaris
cpant@unimelb.edu.au
lily.laskaris@unimelb.edu.au
When might the brain go wrong: the role of immune cells at critical time-points during development PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Samantha Loi
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
samantha.loi@unimelb.edu.au
dennis.velakoulis@mh.org.au
Younger-onset dementia - carer mental health and service use. PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers