Associate Professor Naismith is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, NHMRC Career Development Fellow and Sub-Dean of Postgraduate Research at the Brain & Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney. She has over 15 years’ experience in depression research, with her main interests including the neuropsychology and neurobiology of depression and the role of risk factors and early intervention. Her current research is focused on early intervention strategies, particularly those that offer optimal research translation, and sleep and circadian change in depression and how this relates to clinical features. Her work incorporates multiple facets of these disorders including sleep-wake disturbance, cognition, cognitive training, neuroimaging and genetics. Associate Professor Naismith’s research career boasts an impressive 150 peer-reviewed journal publications, with over 1300 citations. She is a Chief Investigator on competitive grants totaling almost $8 million.
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Optymise Research Themes
- Phase II behavioural and medical therapy clinical trials
- Clinical and population-based longitudinal and family studies