Projects per year
Caroline is a Senior Research Fellow and a clinical neuropsychologist.
She is the Deputy Director of the Women’s Mental Health Division at Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre and Head of the “Hormones and Cognition Group". Caroline combines neuropsychological assessments with eye movement research to clearly characterise cognition. She has a particular interest in how hormones influence cognitive functioning in mental health and illness.
Caroline has over 75 publications that have ultimately contributed to a better understanding of how biological factors influence symptoms and cognition in mental health and mental illness. She is the recipient of several awards, prizes and competitive grant funding, including NHMRC project grants, an NHMRC early career fellowship, Rebecca Cooper Foundation project grant as well as institutional and philanthropic funding. She is a dedicated supervisor to PhD candidates, honours students, neuropsychology registrars and medical student placements. Caroline has established ongoing biodatabanks to better understand biological mechanisms underpinning symptoms across a range of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Caroline is also passionate about gender equity in science and is the Chair of the central clinical school Gender Equity Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) committee.
Current projects and key areas of interest
Sex hormones and cognition
- "Hormones and the Mind" - tracking hormones and cognition across the menstrual cycle in healthy women and women with premenstrual mood disorders
- Cognitive changes associated with the menopause transition
- The role of sex hormones in healthy cognitive aging as well as cognitive decline
Eye movements in psychiatry
- Establishing eye movement profiles across a range of neuropsychiatric disorders including schizophrenia spectrum, complex trauma disorders, depression and hormone related conditions.
Stress hormones, early life adversity and cognition
- Understanding the impact of early life adversity and stress on adult cognition
If you would like to find out more about Caroline’s research, please contact: email@example.com
Student Supervision and Research Team members
For available PhD projects: For Project Details Click Here
- Sex hormones, cognition and aging
- Cognitive functioning and emotion processing during the menopause transition
- Impact of type and timing of childhood adversity on adult cognition and psychopathology
Current PhD Supervision
Jacqueline Riddiford PhD Student, The Mirror Neuron System and Autism Spectrum Disorder: An investigation into visual processing influences
Tanya Gilmartin, PhD Student, The relationship between dimensional models of personality pathology and disordered eating behaviour
- Brad Stolz-Grobusch PhD Student, Characterisation of subgroups in Borderline Personality Disorder and the potential for Cognitive Bias Modification training
Paige Gray, PhD Student, Characterising premenstrual dysphoric disorder
Current Neuropsychology registrar supervision
- Dr Melanie Emonson
Current Post-doctoral supervision
- Dr Natalie Thomas
- Dr Elizabeth Thomas
Current (2020) honours supervision
- Brienna Altman
- Kali Fabiatos
Current (2020) medical student research placement supervision
- Taran Giddey
- Jessica Le
Research area keywords
- mental illness
- eye tracking
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Letter › Research › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review Article › Other › peer-review
Characterising the structure of cognitive hetereogenity in schizophrenia spectrum disorder: A systematic review and narrative synthesisSumner, P. J., Van Rheenen, T. E., Gurvich, C., Sumner, P. J. & Rossell, S. L., 1 Dec 2019, In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 107, p. 252-278 27 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review Article › Research › peer-review
Dissecting the syndrome of schizophrenia: Associations between symptomatology and hormone levels in women with schizophreniaThomas, N., Gurvich, C., Hudaib, A. R., Gavrilidis, E. & Kulkarni, J., 1 Oct 2019, In : Psychiatry Research. 280, 7 p., 112510.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
$60,000 AUD. 01/2020. Phillipou A, Rossell S, Gurvich C, Castle D, Eikelis N, Rocks T, Ruusunen A, West M, Dean B, Abel L, Malcolm A. Swinburne Neuroimaging Institute Early Career Research Grant Scheme. ‘Investing that Cause & maintenance of Anorexia Nevosa (the I-CAN study)’.
Andrea Phillipou (Recipient), Susan Rossell (Recipient), Gurvich, Caroline (Recipient), David Jonathan Castle (Recipient), Nina Eikelis (Recipient), T Rocks (Recipient), A Ruusunen (Recipient), M West (Recipient), Brian Dean (Recipient), Larry Allen Abel (Recipient) & A Malcolm (Recipient), 2020
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Activities per year