Researcher

Professor Melissa Jayne Green

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Research Interests:
My research uses methods from epidemiology, neuroscience, and genetics to determine modifiable risk factors for mental disorders in the general population. I am particularly interested in how stress and other social determinants of health impact the pathophysiology and manifestation of psychosis across the life course. I am the lead scientific investigator of the NSW Child Development Study (http://nsw-cds.com.au/), a...view more

Research Interests:
My research uses methods from epidemiology, neuroscience, and genetics to determine modifiable risk factors for mental disorders in the general population. I am particularly interested in how stress and other social determinants of health impact the pathophysiology and manifestation of psychosis across the life course. I am the lead scientific investigator of the NSW Child Development Study (http://nsw-cds.com.au/), a longitudinal investigation of over 90,000 children in NSW, being conducted via repeated waves of linkage of health and human services data. My current research projects are conducted in close collaboration with NSW government partners and colleagues at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), the UNSW School of Psychology, and national collaborators at the University of Newcastle, Flinders University, the University of Melbourne, and Deakin University. I also collaborate with researchers at the University of Leiden (The Netherlands) and with the international Psychiatric Genomics and ENIGMA (Enhancing Neuro-Imaging Genetics via Meta Analyses) Consortia.

Broad Research Areas:
Epidemiology, Population Health, Developmental Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Genetics.

Qualifications:
BA (UQ), MLitt (UNE), PhD (USyd)

Specific Research Keywords:

Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorders, Cognition, Stress, Genetics, Epidemiology, Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment, Neuroimaging, Phenomenology, Psychiatric Classification


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

ILP, Honours, Masters, PhD.

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