Special Presentation co-sponsored by Brain Sciences UNSW and Black Dog Institute

The following talks will be presented by Brain Sciences UNSW and Black Dog Institute:

Title: Using technology to lower the burden of illness and improve outcomes for young people with eating disorders.

Presented by: Alison Darcy

Alison Darcy is a Clinical Research Psychologist and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford School of Medicine. She specializes in translating gold-standard treatments into digital therapeutics for people with eating disorders. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, and she is also an entrepreneur at the intersection of computer science and mental health.

Title: Toward large-scale prediction and prevention of suicidal behaviors.

Presented by: Jessica Ribeiro

Dr. Jessica Ribeiro earned her B.A. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. She then pursued her graduate degree in Clinical Psychology at Florida State University under the mentorship of Dr. Thomas Joiner, earning her Ph.D. in 2014. After her predoctoral internship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2013-14), she completed post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard University (2014-15) and at Vanderbilt University (2015-16). She is currently a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University. Her research focuses primarily on advancing the prediction of suicidal behaviors, especially in the short-term and on a large-scale.

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Presentation starts a 1.30pm with refreshments afterwards.

All Welcome.


Event date: 
Wed, 30/11/2016 - 1:30pm
The Black Dog Institute Lecture Theatre, Hospital Road, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick
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