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Dr Erica Neill

Clinical Trials Coordinator


Dr Erica Neill has completed a BBSc (Hons) in 2003, an MBsc in 2007 and received her PhD through Monash University in 2012.
She is currently employed at Swinburne University as a Clinical Trials Coordinator. Between 2016-2019 Dr Neill was employed as a research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne and has an honorary position with St Vincent’s Hospital Psychiatry and the Centre for Mental Health at Swinburne University of Technology.
Dr Neill’s expertise are in psychosis and cognition. Specifically, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder and psychosis proneness with a particular focus on delusions and thought disorder. Her cognitive expertise include training (including hospital placements) in neuropsychological assessment with a particular focus on memory and executive functioning.
Further, with support from an NHMRC Public Health Postgraduate Scholarship, she conducted Australia’s fist ketamine trial (healthy participants received ketamine to induce psychosis). This experience has provided her with expert knowledge in pharmacological models of psychosis. Dr Neill has assisted in trials investigating cognitive interventions for psychosis and is currently managing an NHMRC supported, multi-site trial of N-Acetyl-Cysteine as a possible cognitive enhancer for schizophrenia.
In her 15-year research career, Dr Neill has developed excellent skills in the areas of research management (including large-scale clinical trials), academic writing (publications, book chapters and short media articles) and clinical skills (working with individuals with severe mental illness). Further skills include biomedical statistics, ethics applications, teaching and research collaboration (with universities, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies). Dr Neill publishes her work in peer reviewed jhournals and she has presented at numerous national and international conferences and has supervised multiple PhD and Honours students.  


Fields of Research

  • Psychology - 170100


Also published as: Neill, Erica; Neill, E.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth mental health *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2019: Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for treatment-resistant depression *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2017: Investigating the relationship between glutathione, mood and memory *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2014: An examination of the role of the BDNF gene in cognitive ageing and depression in healthy adults. *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2012: Characterizing semantic memory using cognitive, neuroimaging and genetic evidence *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2012: Comparison of the neurocognitive profiles in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression through the use of the MATRICS consensus cognitive battery *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant

* Chief Investigator

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