Research Groups

In order to comprehensively understand the human brain and answer the most pressing research questions in cognitive and clinical neurosciences, we have a number of specialist research groups which complement our three integrated research programs

Brain injury and rehabilitation

Lead by Professor Jennie Ponsford, the brain injury and rehabilitation research group investigates outcomes and interventions for individuals with brain injury, with the ultimate aim of maximising their independence and quality of life.

Lead by Associate Professor Nikolaos Kazantzis, the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) research team uses a range of empirical approaches and advanced data analytic techniques to: (a) examine efficacy and effectiveness of evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions for a variety of anxiety disorders, including traumatic stress, as well as mood and sleep disorders; (b) understand the complex client-therapist interaction in CBT; and (c) enhance CBT's effectiveness for diverse clinical presentations and cultural groups.

Parenting and youth mental health

Lead by Dr Marie Yap, the parenting and youth mental health team research group is translating research evidence into resources to empower parents  to support their child's mental health.

Systems neuroscience and connectomics

Lead by Associate Professor Alex Fornito, the systems neuroscience and connectomics team uses a range of computational techniques to map the billions of nerve cells that make up the brain to understand how derailment of these networks lead to mental illnesses.