Kate Hoy

Assoc Professor

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20042021
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Biography

Associate Professor Kate Hoy is an NHMRC Fellow and Clinical Neuropsychologist. She is Head of the Interventional Neuropsychology Research Program and Deputy Director of Therapeutic Brain Stimulation at Monash University.

With over 12 years experience in applied brain stimulation Kate’s research program is focused on developing novel biological treatments for cognitive disorders. She currently leads a number of world first clinical trials aimed at improving cognition in  Alzheimer's, as well preventing dementia in people with mild cognitive impairment. Kate's team is also conducting research looking at cognitive impairment in schizophrenia, head injury, Huntington's disease and attentional disorders, as well as investigating ways in which to optimise efficacy of prefrontal brain stimulation techniques.  She has published over 90 scientific journal articles and received more than 3.8 million dollars in competitive funding. Kate has been awarded three sequential NHMRC Fellowships, an NHMRC excellence award (Top Ranked CDF) and a 2017 Victorian Telstra Business Women’s Award.

Kate is recognised as a leading brain stimulation researcher internationally. She is on the editorial board of Cortex, has given more than 40 invited presentations on cognition and brain stimulation (including keynote presentations), and is a founding executive member of the Australasian Brain Stimulation Society. In 2016 Kate also founded the WomeninBrainStim.com initiative, a database website aimed at addressing the extreme gender imbalances at international brain stimulation conferences.

Kate is a passionate and active science advocate, particularly around issues of diversity and inclusion,equity and career sustainability. She is a former Deputy Chair of the Australian Academy of Science’s Early and Mid-Career Researchers forum, has been a returning mentor in the Global STEM Alliance initiative: 1000girls,1000futures and currently works with the Australian Academy of Science across a number of national diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Kate is also dedicated to communicating science to the public, not only her own research, but the importance and impact of science in general. She gives regular talks on her research to a range of audiences, she is active on twitter, has published articles in consumer targeted magazines (i.e. Link Disability Magazine, Australian Quarterly) and on the conversation website, and has been interviewed in the media on more than 30 occasions.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology), MONASH UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience (Honours), MONASH UNIVERSITY

Keywords

  • Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
  • Cognitive Enhancement
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Neurological Disorders

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Projects 2009 2021

Research Output 2004 2018

Accelerated repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of depression

Fitzgerald, P. B., Hoy, K. E., Elliot, D., Susan Mcqueen, R. N., Wambeek, L. E. & Daskalakis, Z. J., 5 Feb 2018, In : Neuropsychopharmacology. 43, p. 1565-1572 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A pilot study of the comparative efficacy of 100 Hz magnetic seizure therapy and electroconvulsive therapy in persistent depression

Fitzgerald, P. B., Hoy, K. E., Elliot, D., McQueen, S., Wambeek, L. E., Chen, L., Clinton, A. M., Downey, G. & Daskalakis, Z. J., 1 May 2018, In : Depression and Anxiety. 35, 5, p. 393-401 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Evidence for the improvement of fatigue in fibromyalgia: A 4-week left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation randomized-controlled trial

Fitzgibbon, B. M., Hoy, K. E., Knox, L. A., Guymer, E. K., Littlejohn, G., Elliot, D., Wambeek, L. E., McQueen, S., Elford, K. A., Lee, S. J., Enticott, P. G. & Fitzgerald, P. B., 1 Aug 2018, In : European Journal of Pain. 22, 7, p. 1255-1267 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Exploring alternative rTMS strategies in non-responders to standard high frequency left-sided treatment: A switching study

Fitzgerald, P. B., Hoy, K. E., Elliot, D., McQueen, S., Wambeek, L. E. & Daskalakis, Z. J., 1 May 2018, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 232, p. 79-82 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

2013 Victorian Tall Poppy Award

Kate Elizabeth Hoy (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Deans Award for Excellence in Research: Early Career Research

Kate Elizabeth Hoy (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Finalist: L'Oreal Australian For Women in Science Fellowship

Kate Elizabeth Hoy (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

High Commendation for Doctoral Thesis

Kate Elizabeth Hoy (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2010 2019

[Invitation] Second annual Carolina Neurostimulation Conference

Kate Hoy (Invited speaker)
4 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

International Neuromodulation Society’s 14th World Congress

Kate Hoy (Invited speaker)
25 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

NHMRC Project Grant Review Panel Member

Kate Hoy (Fellow)
2018

Activity: External Academic EngagementPeer review panel or committee

Cortex (Journal)

Kate Hoy (Editorial board member)
Dec 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Australasian Brain Stimulation Society Launch Seminar Day

Kate Hoy (Organiser)
17 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference