Melissa Greenprofile image
Professor

Melissa Green


Current Appointments

Conjoint Principle Research Scientist, NeuRA
email hidden; JavaScript is required

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.


Publications

2023 Dec

Self-harm and suicidal ideation among young people is more often recorded by child protection than health services in an Australian population cohort

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1177/00048674231179652

2023 Dec

miRNA cargo in circulating vesicles from neurons is altered in individuals with schizophrenia and associated with severe disease

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adi4386

2023 Nov

Parental mental disorders and offspring schizotypy in middle childhood: an intergenerational record linkage study

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-023-02455-7

2023 Aug

Early childhood developmental vulnerability associated with parental mental disorder comorbidity

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1177/00048674221116806

2023 Jul

Cumulative environmental risk in early life is associated with mental disorders in childhood

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291722001702

2023 Jun

Measurement Invariance Across Sex and Language Background of a Self-Report Social-Emotional Learning Questionnaire for Middle Childhood

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-023-10015-3

2023 Mar

Pathways from developmental vulnerabilities in early childhood to schizotypy in middle childhood

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1111/bjc.12405

2023 Jan

Self-reported mental health of children known to child protection services: an Australian population-based record linkage study

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-021-01841-3

2023

Heritable defects in telomere and mitotic function selectively predispose to sarcomas

View full journal-article on http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85146853415&partnerID=MN8TOARS

2023

Relationships between parental mental illness and/or offending and offspring contact with the police in childhood: Findings from a longitudinal record-linkage study

View full journal-article on http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85146991812&partnerID=MN8TOARS