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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 Laureate Fellow of the Australian Research Council, Professor in the School of Psychological Sciences, and Head of the Brain Mapping and Modelling Research Program and Neural Systems and Behaviour Lab at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University.

Prof Fornito's research develops new approaches to mapping and modelling the human brain in health and disease. In particular, his work focuses on understanding foundational principles of brain organization and their genetic basis, characterizing brain disturbances in psychiatric disorders, and understanding how individual variability in brain structure and function relate to behaviour.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Research area keywords

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

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