Dr Daniel Hermens is a Senior Research Fellow at the Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI),University of Sydney. He has 15 years’ experience as a cognitive psychophysiologist and his research has primarily focused on the neurocognition of young people with psychiatric disorders (including ADHD, psychosis, bipolar disorder) and, more recently, the effects of drug and alcohol misuse. Dr Hermens joined the BMRI in 2007 and as part of his role established the first neurophysiology (EEG/ERP) laboratory. As head of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, Dr Hermens has developed a research program around the ‘mismatch negativity’ ERP which has led to the publication of eight empirical papers. This program has primarily involved the assessment of a range of young psychiatric outpatients, as well as healthy controls; but also older patients with neurodegenerative disorders. In addition to this, Dr Hermens is Team Leader of the Youth Mental Health Research Program at BMRI, which commenced in 2008 and incorporates a suite of neurobiological studies across a range of disorders (depression, bipolar, psychosis, substance use). Within this program Dr Hermens manages a team of six clinical researchers and three PhD candidates. In this capacity Dr Hermens, manages a large neurobiological study of more than 800 outpatients, a study which has had numerous research outcomes to date (including 25 empirical papers). This role has enabled the expansion of Dr Hermens’ prior knowledge base namely, the neurophysiology and cognitive profiling of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and
has facilitated involvement in a number of research platforms both within the BMRI and through collaborations with other researchers across Australia. These platforms include: neuroimaging, neuropsychology, chronobiology, and genetics. In terms of a current teaching role, Dr Hermens is the Unit of Study Coordinator of the ‘Translational & Clinical Neuroscience’ and ‘Brain & Mind Disorders in Childhood’ units within the Postgraduate Program in Brain and Mind Sciences, BMRI.
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