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Peter Schofield

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Honorary Appointment
Professor, School of Medicine, UNSW
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Professor Peter Schofield was CEO of NeuRA between 2004 and 2022. He is also a Professor of Medicine at UNSW Sydney with extensive professional experience in the biotechnology industry and in medical research institutes in the US, Germany and Australia. At the Garvan Institute he held multiple NHMRC Research Fellowships and was Director of the Neurobiology Program.

His research interests focus on understanding how signalling occurs in the brain, and on identifying genes that lead to psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder and on neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimers. He has been the site leader of the Sydney site of the NIH-funded Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN) since the studies inception in 2008. He has published over 400 papers and holds several patents.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and has served on many scientific and advocacy bodies, most recently including the NHMRC National Institute of Dementia Research and the Schizophrenia Research Institute. In the 2019 Australia Day Awards he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to medical and scientific research in the field of neuroscience, and to professional institutions.


2024, 16 Apr

Heritability of Gene Expression Measured from Peripheral Blood in Older Adults

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2024, 15 Apr

Midpoint of Sleep is Associated with Sleep Quality in Older Adults with and without Symptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease

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2024 Jan

Heritability of cognitive and emotion processing during functional MRI in a twin sample

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2023 May

Negative association between anterior insula activation and resilience during sustained attention: an fMRI twin study

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2022, 19 Dec

Proteomic Clusters Underlie Heterogeneity in Preclinical Alzheimer Disease Progression

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2022, 05 Dec

An Analysis of PubMed Abstracts From 1946 to 2021 to Identify Organizational Affiliations in Epidemiological Criminology: Descriptive Study

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2022, 21 Oct

Autosomal dominant and sporadic late onset Alzheimer's disease share a common in vivo pathophysiology

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2022, 20 Oct

Mental Illness Concordance Between Hospital Clinical Records and Mentions in Domestic Violence Police Narratives: Data Linkage Study

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2022, 06 Oct

Neuropsychological Correlates of Changes in Driving Behavior Among Clinically Healthy Older Adults

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2022, 19 Mar

Phenotypic and genetic analysis of a wellbeing factor score in the UK Biobank and the impact of childhood maltreatment and psychiatric illness

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