Ashleigh Tickell completed her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology in 2009 at the University of New South Wales. Since graduating she has worked in research areas of ageing brain, youth mental health, and neuroimaging. She was awarded an NHMRC scholarship to undertake her PhD in 2015.
Ashleigh has been working as a research assistant and coordinator at the Brain and Mind Centre since 2012. She has worked on projects examining post-traumatic stress disorder, juvenile bipolar disorder, alcohol abuse, and mild cognitive impairment in older adults, and youth mental health. Her PhD project is developing and assessing the effectiveness of personalised treatment and intervention for young adults with mood disorders. Her research is being undertaken at the Young Adult Mental Health Unit, St Vincent’s Private Hospital. This research aims to address and build on the clinical, neuropsychological and neuroimaging assessments established in certain community samples. These studies further aim to determine the benefits and implications of providing personalised profiles for young patients and clinicians, as well as feedback on such profiles and the way in which these will change responses treatment.
Optymise Research Themes
- Clinical efficacy or stepped-care trials of available treatments
- Long-term engagement of young people in their own care