Researchers: Associate Professor Jordy Kaufman, Dr Ben Williams
Dr Kaufman is researching the cognitive brain development of infants and young children to assist in our understanding of delayed development and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder. Dr Kaufman runs the Swinburne BabyLab, which has received regular funding from ARC and other philanthropic trusts.
Dr Ben Williams is researching adolescent mental health issues, including addiction to computer games and understanding risky behavior.
Neurocognitive disorders (dementia)
Researchers: Associate Professor Sunil Bhar, Dr Brian Cornwell
Associate Professor Bhar is investigating psychosocial interventions for improving the quality of life of Australia's ageing populations and people with dementia.
Dr Cornwell is investigating the neurobiological mechanisms of dementia.
Research leaders: Associate Professor Neil Thomas, Professor Susan Rossell
Researcher: Associate Professor Joseph Ciorciari
Professor Rossell and Associate Professor Thomas have recently expanded their research in auditory hallucinations to include persons with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Approximately 50% of patients diagnosed with BPD experience hallucinations.
We are investigating differences between patients who do and don’t experience hallucinations. Associate Professor Ciorciari has been investigating the neurobiology of personality disorders using structural and functional brain imaging.
Researchers: Dr Andrea Phillipou, Professor Susan Rossell
This research focuses on understanding the mechanisms involved in anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders, as well as the development of novel treatments. Our research has a particular focus on the neurobiological underpinnings of anorexia nervosa utilising various techniques including eye movement assessments, neurocognitive tasks, and structural and functional neuroimaging (MRI and MEG).
Our research is also interested in the development of innovative neurobiological treatments for anorexia nervosa including non-invasive brain stimulation. Find out about some of our research about a biomarker for anorexia nervosa.