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Biography

Professor Alex Fornito completed his Clinical Masters (Neuropsychology) and PhD in 2007 in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at The University of Melbourne before undertaking Post-Doctoral training in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, UK, under the auspices of an NHMRC Training Fellowship. He is currently a Sylvia and Charles Viertel Foundation Senior Research Fellow, co-Director of the Brain, Mind and Society Research Hub and Head of the Brain Mapping and Modelling Research Program at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health.

Prof Fornito's research concentrates on developing new imaging techniques for mapping human brain connectivity and applying these methods to shed light on brain function in health and disease. A major emphasis of his work concerns understanding foundational principles of brain organization and their genetic basis; characterizing brain connectivity disturbances in psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia; and mapping how brain networks dynamically reconfigure in response to changing task demands.

Research area keywords

  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • connectome
  • schizophrenia
  • neuroimaging
  • networks

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Projects 2014 2023

Research Output 2003 2020

Neuroanatomical alterations in people with high and low cannabis dependence

Lorenzetti, V., Chye, Y., Suo, C., Walterfang, M., Lubman, D. I., Takagi, M., Whittle, S., Verdejo-Garcia, A., Cousijn, J., Pantelis, C., Seal, M., Fornito, A., Yücel, M. & Solowij, N., 1 Jan 2020, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 54, 1, p. 68-75 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

A Neuroethics Framework for the Australian Brain Initiative

Australian Brain Alliance, 6 Feb 2019, In : Neuron. 101, 3, p. 365-369 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort SurveyOtherpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

A practical guide to linking brain-wide gene expression and neuroimaging data

Arnatkevic̆iūtė, A., Fulcher, B. D. & Fornito, A., 1 Apr 2019, In : NeuroImage. 189, p. 353-367 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Bridging the Gap between Connectome and Transcriptome

Fornito, A., Arnatkevičiūtė, A. & Fulcher, B. D., 1 Jan 2019, In : Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 23, 1, p. 34-50 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Can antipsychotic dose reduction lead to better functional recovery in first-episode psychosis? A randomized controlled-trial of antipsychotic dose reduction. The reduce trial: Study protocol

Weller, A., Gleeson, J., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., McGorry, P., Nelson, B., Allott, K., Bendall, S., Bartholomeusz, C., Koval, P., Harrigan, S., O'Donoghue, B., Fornito, A., Pantelis, C., Paul Amminger, G., Ratheesh, A., Polari, A., Wood, S. J., van der El, K., Ellinghaus, C., Gates, J. & 4 others, O'Connell, J., Mueller, M., Wunderink, L. & Killackey, E., Dec 2019, In : Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 13, 6, p. 1345-1356 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Prizes

AW Campbell Young Scientist Award

Alex Fornito (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Clarivate Analytics, Highly Cited Researcher

Alex Fornito (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Clarivate Analytics, Highly Cited Researcher

Alex Fornito (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Clarivate Analytics, Highly Cited Researcher

Alex Fornito (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Club Melbourne Fellowship Finalist

Alex Fornito (Recipient), 2016

Prize: National/international honour