Fields of Research (FoR)Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy), Neurosciences, Neurobiology, Neurogenetics, Neurocognitive Patterns and Neural Networks, Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Dr Yann Quidé is a Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, and at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). Yann completed his doctoral studies at the University of Tours, France, where he specialised in the investigation of the early neurobiological alterations involved in the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yann subsequently joined UNSW Sydney and leads the neurobiological research stream within the Stress-related...view more
Dr Yann Quidé is a Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, and at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). Yann completed his doctoral studies at the University of Tours, France, where he specialised in the investigation of the early neurobiological alterations involved in the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yann subsequently joined UNSW Sydney and leads the neurobiological research stream within the Stress-related psychopathology research program at NeuRA, and is the Head of the Neuroimaging, Neurobiology and Mental Health Program, within the UNSW NeuroRecovery Research Hub.
2016: Quidé Y. Impact of childhood trauma exposure on inflammatory and stress responses among affective and non-affective psychotic disorders. Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR) Early-Career Research Project grant (AUD$20,000)
12/2013: PhD Neuroscience, Université de Tours (France)
06/2007: MSc Neuroscience, Cognition and Behaviour, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III (France)
06/2004: BSc Cell Biology and Animal Physiology, Université de Tours (France)
2018: Biological Psychiatry Australia (BPA) – Neuronal Signalling Award for 2nd Best Abstract ($250)
2018: NeuRA Carer Travel Award ($990)
2018: Paxinos Prize for best paper published by a NeuRA postdoctoral researcher in 2017 (AUD$1,000)
2010-2013: Postgraduate scholarship from the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research (€50,000)
2008: Travel fellowship from the France-Quebec Youth Office (€1,500)
My Research Activities
I have a particular interest in identifying the neurobiological underpinnings of stress and trauma in relation to psychiatric conditions. My present research interests are two-fold:
First, I am interested in the investigation of the long-term neurobiological effects of childhood trauma exposure on the risk of developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. In particular, I study the effects of childhood trauma exposure interacting with genetics, epigenetics (methylation), neuroendocrine (cortisol) and inflammatory (cytokines) markers to effect brain structure and function, and neuropsychological performance.
Second, in collaboration with the INSERM Unit 1253 at the University of Tours (France), I am interested in the identification of the early neurobiological (neuroendocrine, neuroimaging) and neuropsychological changes occurring in the aftermath of sexual assault in females, and how these lead to the development of PTSD.
I also contribute to multiple projects through the ENIGMA consortium.
My Research Supervision
Areas of supervision
ILP, Honours, Masters
Biological Psychiatry Australia (BPA); Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR); Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS); European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS); Organisation for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM); OHBM - Australian Chapter
2017 - present Biological Psychiatry Australia (BPA) - Member
2017 - present Society for Mental Healthy Research (SMHR) - Early-Career Research Committee - Member
2018 - 2020 Neuroscience Research Australia - Early to Mid Career Committee
2020 - Biological Psychiatry Australia (BPA), Sydney/Virtual - Co-Chair LOC
2018 - Biological Psychiatry Australia (BPA), Adelaide - Member Scientific Committee
2015 - Biological Psychiatry Australia (BPA), Sydney - Member LOC
Associate Editor for Frontiers in Psychology - Personality and Social Psychology
Ad-hoc reviewer for: Australia and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; Biological Psychiatry; Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging; Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews; Psychological Medicine; Journal of Traumatic Stress; European Journal of Psychotraumatology; Schizophrenia Research; Schizophrenia Bulletin; Neuropsychopharmacology; Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences; Journal of Psychiatric Research; NeuroImage: Clinical; Journal of Affective Disorders; Psychiatry Research; Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging; Frontiers in Psychology; Frontiers in Psychiatry; Frontiers in Neurology; Frontiers in Immunology; Frontiers in Neuroscience; Psychology and Neuroscience; Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment; PloS One; Brain Sciences; International Journal of Molecular Sciences; Behavioral Sciences; BMC Psychiatry; World Journal of Biological Psychiatry; Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience; British Journal of Clinical Psychology; Behavioral Neuroscience; Alzheimer's & Dementia; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; British Journal of Psychiatry Open.