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Dr Andrea Phillipou

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PhD, The University of Melbourne , Australia; Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Pyschophysiology), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Bachelor of Science (Psychology & Psychophysiology), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


Dr Andrea Phillipou is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Mental Health at Swinburne University and leads the Body Image Disorders research portfolio at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne. She completed her PhD entitled 'Investigating the neurobiological and cognitive features of anorexia nervosa' at The University of Melbourne from Feb 2012 to Feb 2015. Her research is interested in uncovering the neurobiological underpinnings of anorexia nervosa and other body image disorders to improve treatment for these conditions. She is experienced in the use of various methodologies including the use of neurocognitive assessements, eyetracking, structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG).

Research interests

Clinical Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Neuroscience

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Neurosciences - 110900
  • Psychology - 170100


  • 2016, International, Early Career Investigator International Travel Fellowship Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry
  • 2015, Other, David Hay Memorial Fund Award, The University of Melbourne
  • 2012, National, Australian Postgraduate Award, The University of Melbourne


Also published as: Phillipou, Andrea; Phillipou, A.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2018: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for Anorexia Nervosa *; Swiss Anorexia Nervosa Foundation - Project Grants
  • 2017: An investigation of neurocognitive abnormalities in anorexia nervosa. *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2017: Investigating the relationship between glutathione, mood and memory *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant

* Chief Investigator