I'm a senior research fellow at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (MNC), Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, where I lead the Mood-Psychosis Spectrum Research Group.
I study the brain and behaviour in two of the most complex psychiatric disorders; schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. My background is in the area of clinical neuropsychology research but my fellowship program incorporates neuroimaging to better understand the relationship between behaviourally assessed cognitive (thinking) skills and underlying brain anatomy and brain function.
I'm a Victorian Young Tall Poppy, 2018 Club Melbourne Fellow, and the former co-chair of the Australasian Society of Bipolar and Depressive Disorders EMCR committee.
I'm currently funded by the NHMRC and am lucky enough to be supported and mentored by several exceptional researchers including Prof. Christos Pantelis - MNC scientific director and one of the worlds most influential scientific minds (top 1% of most highly cited researchers); Prof. Susan Rossell - internationally recognized expert in the neuropsychology of schizophrenia and director of the Centre for Mental Health at Swinburne University, and Prof. Michael Berk - internationally renowned expert in bipolar disorders and director of IMPACT at Deakin University.
Williams, J., Huggins, C., Zupan, B., Willis, M., Van Rheenen, TE., Sato, W.....Lowe, L. (in press). A sensorimotor control framework for understanding emotional communication and regulation. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.
Carruthers SP, Van Rheenen TE, Gurvich C, Sumner PJ, Rossell SL. (In press) Characterising the structure of cognitive heterogeneity in schizophrenia spectrum disorders—A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.
Van Rheenen TE, Lewandowski KE, Bauer IE, Kapczinski F, Miskowiak K, Burdick KE, et al. (In press) Current understandings of the trajectory and emerging correlates of cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder: an overview of evidence. Bipolar disorders.
Toh WL, Gurvich C, Thomas N, Tan EJ, Neill E, Van Rheenen TE, Sumner PJ, Carruthers SP, Thomas EHX, Hughes ME, Michie PT, Rossell SL (in press). The influence of gender on emotional aspects of auditory verbal hallucinations. Psychiatry Research
Burdick, K. E., Lewandowski, K. E., & Van Rheenen, T. E. (in press) Entering the debate: Cognitive enhancement therapy for mood disorders: A new paradigm? Bipolar Disorders
Toh WL, Tan EJ, Neill E, Van Rheenen TE, Gurvich C, Sumner PJ, Carruthers SP, Thomas EHX & Rossell S.L. (in press). Identifying the cognitive underpinnings of voice-hearing by comparing never, past and current voice-hearers. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
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