My research uses a combination of techniques from epidemiology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and genetics to understand the development of psychosis and related mental disorders from a life-course perspective. My work aims to identify early risk factors that may be modifiable by indicated interventions for individuals and/or universal public health policies. Major funded research themes include genetic investigations of psychotic and mood disorders, and population-level longitudinal child and adolescent research using linked administrative data.
My earlier research focused on cognitive and emotion regulation disturbances in a variety of psychiatric disorders and high-risk populations and was translated into social cognitive remediation tools used increasingly in standard psychiatric care. I now work in close collaboration with NSW and Commonwealth government agencies and other national collaborators at the University of New South Wales, University of Newcastle, Monash University, University of Melbourne, Macquarie University, and NeuRA. I collaborate with researchers in over 40 countries on imaging and genetics studies in large global cohorts.