Clinical Brain Networks

With the goal of progressing knowledge on brain disorders and evidence-based psychiatric therapies, the Clinical Brain Networks Group focuses on understanding how the structural and functional wiring of the brain underpin health and pathology. The lab uses a variety of neuroimaging, brain stimulation, and computational techniques. We are associated with the department of Genetics & Computational Biology at QIMR Berghofer. Our research is supported by philanthropic and government bodies including the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • local and remote effects of invasive and non-invasive brain stimulation on neural dynamics
  • development of new personalised interventions to restore altered brain dynamics in brain disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • study of neural networks supporting healthy and pathological brain functions
  • connectomics
  • neuroimaging
  • biological psychiatry

Staff

  • Emma Savage, Clinical Trial Project Manager
  • Arash Arabshahi, MD-PhD Student
  • Kartik Iyer, Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Conor Robinson, Honours Student
  • Caitlin Hall, PhD Student
  • Saurabh Sonkusare, postdoctoral fellow
  • Dr James Roberts
  • Dr Graham Radford-Smith

External Collaborators

  • Dr Andrew Zalesky, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Paul Fitzgerald, Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc)/Epworth Rehabilitation, Mental health and Chronic Pain Clinical Institute Sydney
  • Professor Jason Mattingley, Queensland Brain Institute
  • Associate Professor Jennifer Rodger, University of Western Australia
  • Associate Professor Ben Harrison, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Anton Tokariev & Professor Sampsa Vanhatalo, University of Helsinki, Finland

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following funding agencies:

  • NHMRC
  • Australian Research Council
  • Philanthropic gifts