“I’m ecstatic about the impact our programs have on kids, and knowing that we’ve changed their lives for the better. But we need to ask ‘what about our retirees?’” says Professor Ron Rapee, ARC Laureate Fellow, and former Director of the Centre for Emotional Health.
Pairing psychology with cancer treatment has a profound impact on the wellbeing of patients, Associate Professor Maria Kangas and her team at the Centre for Emotional Health have found.
Just under half the children in Australia with a mental health issue aren’t receiving the appropriate treatment, and one third of their parents say the main impediment is a lack of access to treatment options.
“I’m fascinated by why people love objects so much,” says Dr Melissa Norberg, Director of the Behavioural Science Laboratory at Macquarie University.
For years we’ve been identifying genetic markers linked to mental disorders. Now it appears those same markers could also tell us who will best-respond to treatment.
Professor Amanda Barnier has earned an international reputation for innovative, interdisciplinary research in cognitive science and psychology that addresses important real-world problems.
The “Genes for Treatment” study is an international multi-site collaboration involving 15 institutions from Australia, UK, Europe and the US including Macquarie University.
Dr Alexandra Woolgar’s work was the first to demonstrate that many human brain regions are adaptive. Once thought of as a fixed input/output system, the brain turns out to be far more dynamic, interactive and flexible than previously imagined.
Dr Edwin Lim proposed the first biomarker to discriminate MS clinical subtypes using tryptophan metabolomics. His work aims to deliver a reliable prognostic biomarker to track neurological and mental wellbeing.
Current methods used for colorectal cancer screening are inadequate on both sensitivity and specificity grounds while morbidity and mortality of this malignancy remain high. Minimally invasive blood-based tests may overcome this issue.