Our People

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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Conjoint Associate Professor Field: Neurogenetics, Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Associate Professor Antony Cooper is Head of both the Neurodegeneration & Neurogenomics Program and Neuroscience Division at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.  Research Interests Our main focus is to identify the underlying disease mechanism(s) of Parkinson’s Disease so as to identify and develop Neuroprotective therapies, especially those to slow/stop disease progression.  Intensive...
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Faculty: Faculty of Science Role: Associate Professor Field: Biological Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Dynamical Systems in Applications
Biography I am an applied mathematician.  I use dynamical systems analyses, stochastic modelling and queueing theory, amongst other techniques to answer questions arising from fields other than mathematics.  My research is in the application of mathematics in the areas of biomedicine and biology. The investigations in which I am currently involved range from understanding the dynamics of...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Senior Lecturer Field: Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology), Infectious Diseases, Radiology and Organ Imaging, Neurosciences not elsewhere classified
Research Interests: 1. Modelling neurocognitive and brain changes based on chronic conditions such as HIV infection, Hepatitis C infection, aging and cardio-vascular diseases in HIV infection. Using combination of neuropsychological and neuroimaging methods to improve our understanding of neurocognitive deterioration, but also neurocognitive improvement including compensatory strategies, and...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Chair of Forensic Mental Health Field: Psychiatry, Mental Health, Epidemiology
A/Prof Kimberlie Dean was appointed to the inaugural Chair in Forensic Mental Health at UNSW in 2011, a joint appointment with the Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network (JH&FMHN).  She also holds a Clinical Academic appointment as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist with JH&FMHN and is Academic Program Director for the Masters Forensic Mental Health (co-director) and MPhil...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Professor
Louisa is UNSW Scientia Professor and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. She was awarded her PhD in 2003, examining the comorbidity of drug use and mental disorders in the Australian population. She has honorary Professorial appointments at University of Melbourne’s School of Population...
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Faculty: Faculty of Science Role: Professor
Thomas F. Denson is a Professor in the School of Psychology at UNSW. He is an experimental social-personality psychologist. His primary interests are anger-driven aggression, intergroup conflict, social neuroscience, and psychoneuroendocrinology. Tom received his PhD in 2007 from the University of Southern California, after which he received a lectureship here at the School of Psychology. He has...
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Faculty: Faculty of Engineering Role: Associate Professor Field: Biomedical Engineering, Applied Mathematics
Research interests   I use computer simulations to understand how nerves and muscles respond to electric stimulation   Interest in engineering Why did you get into engineering? I loved maths and physics in high school, and wanted to use these skills in a practical, applied way to benefit society What are your research goals? To use computer models to understand the response of excitable body...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Conjoint Associate Professor Field: Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Cancer Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Research Interests: My research group uses sophisticated tools in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology to investigate the control of physiology and pathology by small molecule metabolites, particularly lipid signalling metabolites. The powerful influence of lipid signalling molecules over our physiology is immediately evident in the fact that several of the most successful...
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Faculty: Faculty of Science Role: Associate Director Field: Cognitive Science, Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, Decision Making
ABOUT ME Personal Website: www2.psy.unsw.edu.au/Users/CDonkin/  Biography My research interests are in Cognitive Psychology. I am interested in memory, decision-making, attention, and categorization. My work is in developing quantitative models for cognition. More recently, I have also become interested in Bayesian statistics. Education PhD in Quantitative Psychology (University of Newcastle,...
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Conjoint Associate Professor