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Dr Talitha Ford



Talitha submitted her Ph.D in December 2016 under the supervision of Prof. David Crewther and Dr. Will Woods of the Faculty of Health Arts and Design, Swinburne University; the thesis was titled “The divergence and convergence of autism and schizophrenia spectrum disorders: Neurophysiological evidence for a shared phenotype through MEG and 1H-MRS”. The Ph.D. work focussed on revealing a shared phenotype within the autism and schizotypal spectra at a subclinical level, as well as investigating potential auditory processing deficits, as measured by the mismatch negativity and P300 using MEG, and glutamate and GABA concentrations in the superior temporal regions, using 1H-MRS, that may be associated with this phenotype. Within the thesis, seven first-authored journal articles were featured, with five of these now published.

Talitha has been working as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Swinburne University’s Centre for Human Psychopharmacology since February, and is primarily analysing fMRI data acquired during a working memory task.

Research interests

Clinical Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Neuroscience; Psychopharmacology

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Neurosciences - 320900
  • Applied And Developmental Psychology - 520100
  • Biological Psychology - 520200
  • Clinical And Health Psychology - 520300
  • Cognitive And Computational Psychology - 520400
  • Social And Personality Psychology - 520500

Teaching areas

Cognitive Psychology;Developmental Psychology;Psychological Measurement


Also published as: Ford, Talitha; Ford, T.; Ford, T. C.; Ford, Talitha C.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2018: Attendance to the European Congress for Human Psychopharmacology *; Ian Potter Travel and Conference Grants

* Chief Investigator

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