Is medication use related to cognitive variability? An examination of cross-diagnostic cognitive subgroups on the bipolar-schizophrenia spectrum

Research Opportunity
Honours students
Department / Centre
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen Personal web page

Summary We are seeking an enthusiastic and academically high-performing student to be involved in an honours project investigating the medication use profiles of individuals in cross-diagnostic cognitive subgroups on the bipolar-schizophrenia spectrum.

Project Details

Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia-spectrum disorders are severe mental illnesses that have highly variable presentations, needs and outcomes. The aim of this project is to further examine the daily use of a range of medications (such as antipsychotics, mood stabilizers and antidepressants) in three previously defined cross-diagnostic cognitive subgroups.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to craft a thesis topic aligned to their interests utilising data collected from previous longitudinal or cross-sectional studies as well as on-going studies.

The successful applicant should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field (science, psychology, psychophysiology and/or neuroscience) with excellent results. Whilst this project is designed to be suitable for an honours year, students who are at a masters or PhD level and are interested in this topic should enquire, as there is substantial room for expansion on this topic. Students with their own scholarship funding are welcomed.

Faculty Research Themes

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Research Opportunities

Honours students
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

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Research Group / Unit / Centre

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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