Leona Pascoe

Dr

20122019
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Biography

Leona is a Research Fellow in the School of Psychological Sciences, Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences. She has worked in paediatric neuropsychology for over nine years, particularly in the area of preterm birth. Her PhD is focused on exploring intrinsic motivation in extremely preterm children and understanding the role of individual differences in cognitive training. She is involved in a range of longitudinal observational and neuroimaging cohort studies and randomised controlled trials. Leona has strong research links with the Victorian Infant Brain Studies (VIBeS) at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Victorian Infant Collaborative Study (VICS) at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.

Research interests

  • Understanding the contribution of neurobiological, child and environmental factors to cognitive development
  • Exploring protective factors that build cognitive resilience in children
  • Applying and developing intervention strategies for optimising cognitive and behavioural outcomes in vulnerable groups of children

Keywords

  • Neurodevelopment
  • Preterm birth
  • Cognition
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Cognitive training
  • Working memory

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Research Output 2012 2019

Efficiency of structural connectivity networks relates to intrinsic motivation in children born extremely preterm

Pascoe, L., Thompson, D., Spencer-Smith, M., Beare, R., Adamson, C., Lee, K. J., Kelly, C., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Nosarti, C., Josev, E., Roberts, G., Doyle, L. W., Seal, M. L. & Anderson, P. J., Aug 2019, In : Brain Imaging and Behavior. 13, 4, p. 995-1008 14 p.

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Neonatal brain abnormalities and brain volumes associated with goal setting outcomes in very preterm 13-year-olds

Haebich, K. M., Willmott, C., Scratch, S. E., Pascoe, L., Lee, K. J., Spencer-Smith, M. M., Cheong, J. L. Y., Inder, T. E., Doyle, L. W., Thompson, D. K. & Anderson, P. J., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Brain Imaging and Behavior. 12 p.

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Developmental trajectory of language from 2 to 13 years in children born very preterm

Nguyen, T-N-N., Spencer-Smith, M., Zannino, D., Burnett, A., Scratch, S. E., Pascoe, L., Ellis, R., Cheong, J., Thompson, D., Inder, T., Doyle, L. W. & Anderson, P. J., 1 May 2018, In : Pediatrics. 141, 5, 8 p., e20172831.

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Goal Setting Deficits at 13 Years in Very Preterm Born Children

Haebich, K. M., Willmott, C., Ellis, R., Burnett, A. C., Scratch, S. E., Pascoe, L., Spencer-Smith, M. M., Cheong, J. L. Y., Inder, T. E., Doyle, L. W., Thompson, D. K. & Anderson, P. J., Apr 2018, In : Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 24, 4, p. 372-381 10 p.

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Intrinsic motivation and academic performance in school-age children born extremely preterm: The contribution of working memory

Pascoe, L., Spencer-Smith, M., Giallo, R., Seal, M. L., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Nosarti, C., Josev, E. K., Roberts, G., Doyle, L. W., Thompson, D. K. & Anderson, P. J., 1 May 2018, In : Learning and Individual Differences. 64, p. 22-32 11 p.

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