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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Professor Field: Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
Qualifications: MB BS Monash, MD, FRANZCP, Diploma Infant Mental Health   Research Interests:  Prof Austin is the Director of the St John of God Health Care Chair Perinatal and Women’s Mental Health Research Unit, Sydney. She has a strong national and international profile in the field of perinatal mental health and is a lead researcher in a number of studies examining the impact of stress in...
Faculty: Faculty of Science Role: Professor
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Emeritus Professor
Peter Barry is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Medical Sciences and Department of Physiology from 2003. He had also been a Conjoint Professor from 2002-2015.  Prior to that he had been a Professor of Physiology from 1994-2001, before he retired in 2002. His research is in membrane biophysics. He originally graduated from the University of Sydney (Australia) with a BSc (Hons) in Physics in...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Visiting Fellow Field: Exercise Physiology, Motor Control, Human Movement and Sports Science, Neurosciences
Research Interests:My area of research expertise is adaptations of the nervous system in response to exercise, in particular the role of exercise to address weakness, pain and fatigue, which are prevalent symptoms of neuromuscular disorders. Investigations range from laboratory experiments on the adaptation of motor and sensory pathways in response to exercise, to using qualitative techniques for...
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Faculty: Faculty of Science Role: Visiting Fellow Field: Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
My research focusses on understanding how humans process and learn about the relationships between aspects of their surrounding environment, and how such learning shapes behavior. In particular I am interested in the processes involved in associative learning and in the development of testable computational models of human learning. I am also interested in comparisons between learning under...
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Faculty: Faculty of Science Role: Senior Lecturer Field: Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology), Neurobiology, Neurosciences, Comparative Physiology, Neurogenetics
ABOUT ME   Biography My research is primarily focused on the field of behavioural neuroscience. I examine the central nervous systems regulation of food, fluid and nutrient intake. I also examine the effects of macro and micro nutrients on the brain and behaviour. Education PhD, Nutritional Neuroscience, Deakin University, 2011 MBSc, Behavioural Neuroscience, La Trobe University, 2008 BBSc (Hons...
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Conjoint Senior Lecturer Field: Mental Health
Conjoint Senior Lecturer School of Psychiatry, UNSW Australia Research interests: Anxiety Disorders; Trauma and Mental Health; Psychological Interventions; Psychiatric Epidemiology; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Cross-Cultural Mental Health; Depression.
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Senior Research Fellow Field: Public Health and Health Services, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Radiology and Organ Imaging, Respiratory Diseases, Central Nervous System
Research Interests: From a background in biomechanical engineering, the focus of my research is on how the nervous system responds to mechanical loading - both those loads which cause injury and those which are part of normal function. Our approach spans the range from the whole body (e.g crash testing) through individual tissues, and down to a molecular scale - integrating the data to gain an...
Faculty: Faculty of Science Role: Visiting Fellow
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Senior Lecturer Field: Neurosciences, Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology), Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Research Interests Dementia is one of the top five causes of death in Australia with an increasing incidence due to an aging population. Significant evidence points to oxidative stress (OS) as a major underlying factor in brain cell degeneration. Unfortunately, it is not known at what stage of life this OS begins in humans or what behaviours influence OS in the human brain. As OS underlies brain...