CHARACTERISING NEURAL, COGNITIVE AND MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES IN CANNABIS USE DISORDERS

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Project details

Degree level

PhD

Status

In-progress

Reference

NHMRC # 1130079

Description

This is the first longitudinal neuroimaging study (NHMRC-funded, 2017-2021) examined 3 x times, 120 human participants including controls and cannabis users stratified by level of Cannabis Use Disorder (mild, moderate, severe). The project aims to
??? characterise the neuroadaptations associated with cannabis dependence relative to regular recreational use through advanced neuroimaging techniques;
??? determine if neurobiological abnormalities are predictive of poor quality of life in cannabis dependent individuals.

The project involves world-class researchers including Professors Solowij (University of Wollongong h index=36, >6,944 citations), Verdejo-Garcia (Monash University, h index=50, >13,530 citations) and Yucel (Monash University, h-index=83,>20,380 citations). I am CIB to lead the neuroimaging component of the project.

Recruitment of 120 participants is ongoing. The project will directly inform future treatment targets and periods for intervention while developing a new neural model of cannabis addiction.

This project has scope for several Honors, Master, PhD and postdoctoral research projects from comprehensive multimodal imaging, clinical, cognitive and behavioral assessments.

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Supervisors supervising this project

SupervisorRole
Dr Valentina Lorenzetti Principal Supervisor

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