Joanne Carpenter graduated from the University of Sydney with first class Honours in Psychology in 2008. Since graduating she has worked in psychological research in the areas of animal learning and behaviour, and human mood disorders. Most recently she worked at the Brain Dynamics Centre in Westmead on a project investigating the neurological basis of risk for Major Depressive Disorder.
Joanne joined the team at the Brain and Mind Research Institute in 2014 and commenced her PhD to further her research training. Her project is focussed on treatments to correct sleep-wake and circadian disturbances in mood disorders, and understanding of the neurological mechanisms by which these treatments may correct sleep-wake and circadian disturbances, and also improve mood and other symptoms. She hopes her research will make a contribution to our understanding of the relationship between mood disorders and circadian/sleep-wake systems, and inform the selection of treatments to optimise their effectiveness.
Optymise Research Themes
- Clinical efficacy or stepped-care trials of available treatments