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Biography

Associate Professor Kate Hoy is Head of Interventional Neuropsychology and Deputy Director of the Epworth Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (ECIMH), a Monash University and Epworth HealthCare research centre.

A/Prof Hoy, a current NHMRC fellow and Clinical Neuropsychologist, is considered a leading clinical researcher having been awarded three sequential NHMRC Fellowships, an NHMRC excellence award (Top Ranked CDF) and a 2017 Victorian Telstra Business Women’s Award. With more than 12 years experience in applied brain stimulation, her research program is focused on developing novel biological treatments for cognitive disorders. Kate 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. Her team is also conducting research looking at cognitive impairment in schizophrenia, head injury and mild cognitive impairment, as well as investigating ways in which to optimise efficacy of prefrontal brain stimulation techniques.

Kate is internationally recognised as a leading brain stimulation researcher. 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 and current President of the Australasian Brain Stimulation Society. She has published 103 scientific journal articles and received over 4.4 million dollars in funding to date.

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. In 2016 Kate also founded the WomeninBrainStim.com initiative, a database website which has achieved considerable success in addressing the extreme gender imbalances at international brain stimulation conferences, as highlighted in Science Careers (Feb 2019).

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 nearly 40 occasions.

 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology), MONASH UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience (Honours), MONASH UNIVERSITY

Research area keywords

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

Projects 2009 2021

Research Output 2004 2020

A pilot investigation of an intensive theta burst stimulation protocol for patients with treatment resistant depression

Fitzgerald, P. B., Chen, L., Richardson, K., Daskalakis, Z. J. & Hoy, K., 1 Jan 2020, In : Brain Stimulation. 13, 1, p. 137-144 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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1 Citation (Scopus)

A pragmatic randomized controlled trial exploring the relationship between pulse number and response to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment in depression

Fitzgerald, P. B., Hoy, K. E., Reynolds, J., Singh, A., Gunewardene, R., Slack, C., Ibrahim, S. & Daskalakis, Z. J., Jan 2020, In : Brain Stimulation. 13, 1, p. 145-152 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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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., 1 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Neurotrauma. 36, 13, p. 2092-2098 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Assessment of double blinding in tES research: A call for the establishment of standard procedures

Bereznicki, H. G. K., Hoy, K. E., Lum, J. A. & Enticott, P. G., 21 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Brain Stimulation. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

3rd European conference on brain stimulation in psychiatry

Kate Hoy (Keynote/plenary speaker)
19 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

[Invitation] NANS + NYC Neuromodulation conference

Kate Hoy (Keynote/plenary speaker)
24 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Women in Leadership Summit

Kate Hoy (Invited speaker)
17 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

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