The next big thing will be a lot of small things.
I'm a senior research fellow at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (MNC), Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne.
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 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.
Bauer, IE. Suchting, R; Van Rheenen, TE, Wu M-J, Mwangi B, Spiker D, Zunta-Soares G, Soares J. (2019) The use of component-wise gradient boosting to assess the possible role of cognitive measures as markers of vulnerability to pediatric bipolar disorder. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 18: 1-15
Gogos, A., Ney, L. J., Seymour, N., Van Rheenen, T. E., & Felmingham, K. L. (2019). Sex differences in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and PTSD: Are gonadal hormones the link? British Journal of Pharmacology. DOI: 10.1111/bph.14584
Burdick, K; Millett, C; Bonnin, C; Bowie, C; Carvalho, A; Eyler, L; Gallagher, P; Harvey, P; Kessing, L; Lafer, B; Langenecker, S; Lewandowski, K; López-Jaramillo, C; Marshall, D; Martinez-Aran, A; McInnis, M; McIntyre, R; Miskowiak, K; Porter, R; Purdon, S; Ryan, K; Sumiyoshi, T; Torres, I; Van Rheenen, TE; Vieta, E; Woodward, N; Yatham, L; Young, A. (in press). The International Consortium Investigating Neurocognition in Bipolar Disorder (ICONIC-BD). Bipolar Disorders, doi: 10.1111/bdi.12748.
Van Rheenen, T.E., Lewandowski, K.E, Lipschitz J.M, Burdick K.E. (in press) Conducting Clinical Studies Targeting Cognition in Psychiatry: Guiding Principles and Design, CNS Spectrums. Doi: 10.1017/S1092852918001074
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