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Faculty: Medicine & Health Role: Conjoint Professor Field: Immunology, Optometry and Ophthalmology, Rheumatology and Arthritis, Autoimmunity
  Professor Wakefield AO graduated from UNSW with First Class Honours and the University Medal for Medicine.  He has dual specialist qualifications in internal medicine (FRACP) and pathology (FRCPA) (immunology).  He is Director of the Centre for Immunology and Head of Immunopathology with the South Eastern Area Health Service.  He was Head of the School of Pathology for ten years before becoming...
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Faculty: Medicine & Health Role: Professor Field: Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology), Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy), Neurosciences
Research Interests: Use of functional and structural brain imaging to investigate schizophrenia and first episode psychosis, including risk factors such as cannabis use. Research using MRI, ERPs and neuropsychological testing to study auditory sensory memory function in  young people at increased risk for the development of psychosis. Collaborative research with colleragues at KU Leuven (Belgium...
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Faculty: Medicine (Transactional) Role: Associate Professor Field: Psychiatry, Neurosciences, Cognitive Science, Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Learning, Memory, Cognition and Language
Research Interests: Schizophrenia is a debilitating disease characterized by cognitive impairment that can be related to general or regionally specific brain dysfunction and can have genetic contributions. Our Cognitive Neuronal Systems Unit of the Schizophrenia Research Laboratory at NeuRA uses functional brain imaging (fMRI), cognitive testing, and genetic analyses to define the relationships...
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Faculty: Science Role: Scientia Professor
RESEARCH AREAS Behavioural and neural investigations of elementary learning processes.
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Faculty: Science Role: Professor
Dr Thomas Whitford is a Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). His research focuses on using electroencephalography and neuroimaging techniques to explore the neural basis of inner speech production and sensory attenuation, and - relatedly - the neural basis of schizophrenia. Thomas completed his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2007 and was awarded...
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Faculty: Medicine & Health Role: Senior Staff Specialist/Clinical Lead CL Psychiatry, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney
Research Interests: She has a longstanding interest in depression, especially gender issues and psychosocial risk factors, brief psychotherapy for depression and deliberate self harm, as well as primary care and general hospital psychiatry. She has been observing a cohort of adults over the past 25 years, with an interest in evolving rates of depression and anxiety, coping styles, gender...
Faculty: Medicine & Health Role: Conjoint Associate Professor