Associate Professor Jan Fullerton
Principal Research Scientist
Bronwyn Overs is a Research Assistant with a background in psychology. She has over nine years of experience in the processing, editing and analysis of brain imaging data. She is skilled in the use of computer programming methods for research purposes, with proficiency in various programming languages, including Bash, R, MATLAB, Python and SQL. Bronwyn is also experienced in the use of advanced statistical methods for observational and epidemiological data analysis, including topological data analysis, linear mixed effects modelling, and mediation modelling. Her primary research interest is in the genetic and neurological processes of mental illness.
Bronwyn joined the Fullerton group in 2014 as part of the 'Bipolar Kids and Sibs' study research team. This project is ongoing and investigates the biological and clinical features that increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder. Since 2018, Bronwyn has worked as the primary data analyst on a large epidemiology study of bipolar disorder titled ‘Genetic contributors, clinical course and pharmacogenomics of Bipolar Disorder’. This project sees the integration of biological and administrative health data for NSW residents participating in The Sax Institute’s “45 and Up” Study. With access to multimodal data, this project explores the genetic mechanisms of bipolar disorder, the impact of other physical and mental illnesses that are more common in people with bipolar disorder, and the genetic features associated with a positive response to bipolar medications.
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