Dr Jerome Maller

Neuroscientist and Research Fellow
Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc)

website
Jerome.Maller@monash.edu

Short biography

I am a Neuroscientist based at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc). I have been in the field of neuroscience for 15 years and as such I have been involved in the rapid advancement of many of these technologies, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroencephalography (EEG), near infra-red spectroscopy (NIRS), infra-red thermography, and electrovestibulography (EVestg). Equipped with this experience and specialized skill set, I aim to apply my niche abilities to develop new diagnostic tools and treatment strategies for psychiatric disorders, traumatic brain injury, and stroke.

Profile

I am a Neuroscientist based at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc). I have been in the field of neuroscience for 15 years and as such I have been involved in the rapid advancement of many of these technologies, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroencephalography (EEG), near infra-red spectroscopy (NIRS), infra-red thermography, and electrovestibulography (EVestg). Equipped with this experience and specialized skill set, I aim to apply my niche abilities to develop new diagnostic tools and treatment strategies for psychiatric disorders, traumatic brain injury, and stroke. My particular area of expertise relates to the hippocampus.

I have been awarded various degrees which were completed at a variety of renown universities, supervised 21 students, published more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals, I am a reviewer for 27 international journals and been an invited speaker at a number of conferences and symposia. I completed a Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative (VNI) Early Career Fellowship (2008-2011) and in 2011 was awarded an NHMRC Industry Career Development Award (2011-2015). I was also awarded the Centre for Excellence in Traumatic Brain Injury Research (CETBIR) Acute Care Fellowship in 2014. I am an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) and have affiliations with many other national and international universities.

I am Head of a Brain Imaging lab at MAPrc whereby I oversee acquisition and analysis of brain scans for a variety of studies. I am also involved in administration and teaching/lecturing to undergraduate and postgraduate students and Psychiatry Registrars. I am regularly called upon by clinical and research personnel to advise on patient data and research implementation and interpretation.

I am Chief Investigator on an ARC project grant, the Head of MRI Acquisition and Analysis for the Monash Vision Group (Bionic Eye study), and I am involved in a number of studies investigating head trauma at The Alfred hospital / Departments of Surgery and Neurosurgery. I am also an adviser to many other departments at The Alfred hospital and universities and hospitals in Australia and overseas in the context of MRI acquisition and analysis guidance.

Recently, I published a manual entitled "Handbook of Structural Brain MRI Handbook" that describes, step-by-step, how to acquire and analyse structural brain MRI data (http://jeromemallershandbookofstructuralbrainmrianalysis.yolasite.com/)." "Maller JJ, Lithgow B, Gurvich C, Haghgooie S, Ranjbar Pouya O, Fitzgerald PB, Kulkarni J. (2014). Separating mental disorders using vestibular field potentials. Archives of Neuroscience 2(2):e19257.

Recent relevant publications

  • Maller JJ, Thomson RH, Pannek K, Bailey N, Lewis PM, Fitzgerald PB. (2014). Volumetrics relate to the development of depression after traumatic brain injury. Behavioural Brain Research S0166-4328(14):00350-7.
  • Maller JJ, Thomson RHS, Pannek K, Rose SE, Bailey N, Lewis PM, Fitzgerald PB. (2014). The (eigen)value of diffusion tensor imaging to investigate depression after traumatic brain injury. Human Brain Mapping 35(1):227-37.
  • Pearce AJ, Hoy K, Corp DT, Maller JJ, Drury HGK, Fitzgerald PB. (2014). The long-term effects of sports concussion on retired Australian football players: A study using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Journal of Neurotrauma 31(13):1139-45.
  • Thomson RH, Cleve TJ, Bailey NW, Rogasch NC, Maller JJ, Daskalakis ZJ, Fitzgerald PB. (2013). Blood oxygenation changes modulated by coil orientation during prefrontal transcranial magnetic stimulation. Brain Stimulation 6(4):576-81.

MIME Theme

neuroimaging, MRI, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), tractography, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), MRI acquisition and analysis, neuropsychiatry, traumatic brain injury (TBI), vestibular field potentials, thermography, neuroscience, imaging, diagnostic, devices