Information related to research interest "Neuropsychology"

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Supervisors with this research interest

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

  • Dr Karen Caeyenberghs

    K. Caeyenberghs received her Master degree in Experimental Psychology in 2005 at the KULeuven, Belgium. She obtained her PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 2010 under supervision of Prof. S.P. Swinnen at the same university. She has revealed critical insights at the interface between brain structure, and function in relation to motor behaviour in children with traumatic brain injury. K. Caeyenberghs is now senior research fellow at the School of Psychology, Faculty of Health Sciences. She is a broadly experienced scientist who has become acquainted with a variety of medical imaging techniques, including functional MRI and diffusion MRI, to address prominent problems of motor and cognitive control in the daily life of patients. With this overarching interdisciplinary expertise K. Caeyenberghs has been able to perform innovative research, which resulted in a numerous articles. Her ultimate drive is to reveal which specific aspects of white matter change in response to pathology and training, and to determine to what extent structural networks are subject to neuroplastic changes.

    Phone : 8067 (Melbourne) Email : karen.caeyenberghs@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat Sch Psychology

  • Professor Peter Rendell

    Professor Peter Rendell is director of the Cognition and Emotion Research Centre at Australian Catholic University. The centre conducts experimental psychology research in the field of cognitive and neuropsychology. He has a focus on cognitive ageing with a particular interest in prospective memory (memory for future intentions such as keeping appointments and taking medication) and episodic future thinking (ability to imagine future events and show foresight). He is also interested in memory in various other groups including autism, chronic heart failure and substance users. In addition, he is currently investigating emotional processing and social cognition in older adults and various clinical groups.

    Phone : (03) 9953 3126 (Melbourne) Email : Peter.Rendell@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Skye McLennan

    Dr McLennan's research centres on higher-order processes associated with the frontal lobes such as executive functions, prospective memory, and social behaviour. She is particularly interested in the mechanisms that lead to changes in these abilities and the impact that these changes have in everyday life.

    Her research focuses on groups such as older people, long term opiate users, and people affected by cardiovascular disease. She collaborates closely with researchers from the Cognition and Emotion Research Centre, and employs methods such as neuropsychological assessment, structured behavioural assessments, and biophysiological assessment (e.g. saliva sampling for hormone measurement, EMG, brain stimulation).

    Phone : 3124 (Melbourne) Email : Skye.McLennan@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Megan Louise Willis

    My primary research interests are in social cognition, emotion processing and cognitive neuropsychology. My research has focused on understanding the cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in processing emotional expressions and making social judgements. My research also aims to uncover the reasons why certain people have difficulties recognising the emotional expressions of others and using emotional expressions to guide their social judgements. My research has primarily employed cognitive neuropsychological, electrophysiological and behavioural techniques.

    Phone : (02) 9701 4501 (Strathfield) Email : Megan.Willis@acu.edu.au

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