Associate Professor Kristin Laurens - Nat Sch Psychology (Faculty of Health Sciences)
Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor
My primary research interests are in child and youth mental health. I conduct multi-disciplinary longitudinal research projects that use cognitive neuroscience and life-course epidemiology methods to characterise developmental pathways from childhood to diverse health, social, and educational outcomes in adolescence and young adulthood. I am motivated to identify new prevention and early intervention opportunities in childhood that promote successful development for all individuals, and I work with clinical colleagues and educational professionals to develop new prevention and intervention programs for young people. I am currently supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship.
Developmental psychopathology ; Cognitive Neuroscience ; Epidemiology and Population Health ; Schizophrenia / psychosis ;
record linkage (population cohort studies) ; Event-Related Potentials (ERP) ; structural and functional MRI ; Longitudinal and cross-sectional designs ;
Toward earlier identification and preventative intervention in schizophrenia: Evidence from the London Child Health and Development Study, in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology