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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 President 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 2019

A Pilot Investigation of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Post-Traumatic Brain Injury Depression: Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy

Hoy, K. E., McQueen, S., Elliot, D., Herring, S. E., Maller, J. J. & Fitzgerald, P. B., 22 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Neurotrauma. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Differentiating responders and non-responders to rTMS treatment for depression after one week using resting EEG connectivity measures

Bailey, NW., Hoy, KE., Rogasch, NC., Thomson, RH., McQueen, S., Elliot, D., Sullivan, CM., Fulcher, BD., Daskalakis, ZJ. & Fitzgerald, PB., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 242, p. 68-79 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Impact of concurrent task performance on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)-Induced changes in cortical physiology and working memory

Hill, A. T., Rogasch, N. C., Fitzgerald, P. B. & Hoy, K. E., 1 Apr 2019, In : Cortex. 113, p. 37-57 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Low-frequency rTMS is better tolerated than high-frequency rTMS in healthy people: Empirical evidence from a single session study

Kaur, M., Michael, J. A., Fitzgibbon, B., Hoy, K. E. & Fitzgerald, P. B., 1 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Psychiatric Research. 113, p. 79-82 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

2013 Victorian Tall Poppy Award

Kate Hoy (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Deans Award for Excellence in Research: Early Career Research

Kate Hoy (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Finalist: L'Oreal Australian For Women in Science Fellowship

Kate Hoy (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

High Commendation for Doctoral Thesis

Kate 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

[Invitation] NANS + NYC Neuromodulation conference

Kate Hoy (Keynote/plenary speaker)
24 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Australian Academy of Science (External organisation)

Kate Hoy (Member)
Jan 2018

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Press / Media

Nature News: Brain-stimulation trials get personal to lift depression

Kate Hoy

4/04/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Monash Agent of Change: Short film and Bus/Tram stop advertising

Kate Hoy

1/01/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Radio Interview Triple RRR Einstein a-go-go: Dementia Research

Kate Hoy

1/10/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview