Associate Professor Adam Guastella is a Clinical Psychologist and Principle Research Fellow at the Brain and Mind Research Institute. His primary interest is in developing novel treatments to improve social functioning in young patients with mental health problems. This research has led him to study theory of mind, social cognition and social anxiety in patients presenting with a range of mental illnesses (anxiety, autism, psychosis, substance dependence). It also led expansion into psychopharmacology and psychophysiology, both of which he manages related laboratories as part of this research. His research focuses on cognitive-experimental investigations aimed at understanding how biology can interact with psychological processes to cause, maintain and recover from mental health problems.
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Optymise Research Themes
- Clinical efficacy or stepped-care trials of available treatments
- Phase II behavioural and medical therapy clinical trials