Frank Iorfino completed his Undergraduate Degree in Psychology in 2011 at Macquarie University. Following on from this, he completed a Masters of Brain and Mind Sciences in 2013, where he earned first place for his research thesis investigating the psychophysiology of social cognition processes. With a passionate interest in the development of mental illness he joined the Youth Mental Health team at the Brain and Mind Research Institute in late 2013 to begin work on his PhD, under the supervision of Professor Ian Hickie and Dr Daniel Hermens. Frank’s PhD is focused on developing and assessing the effectiveness of personalised interventions for emerging mood disorders in youth. His research aims to optimise clinical care through the integration of neurobiological and clinical data that will identify specific treatment targets, provide personalised feedback to patients, and track their progress over time. Frank is interested in the translation of key findings regarding the pathophysiology of mental illness to primary and secondary care applications, through the use of innovated strategies and technologies.
Optymise Research Themes
- Clinical efficacy or stepped-care trials of available treatments
- Long-term engagement of young people in their own care