Leona Pascoe

Dr

20122020

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Biography

Leona is a Research Fellow in the School of Psychological Sciences, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health. She has worked in paediatric neuropsychology for over nine years, particularly in the area of preterm birth. She recently completed her PhD (2019), which 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

Research area keywords

  • Neurodevelopment
  • Preterm birth
  • Cognition
  • Approaches to learning
  • Intervention

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Research Output

Working memory training and brain structure and function in extremely preterm or extremely low birth weight children

Kelly, C. E., Thompson, D. K., Chen, J., Josev, E. K., Pascoe, L., Spencer-Smith, M. M., Adamson, C., Nosarti, C., Gathercole, S., Roberts, G., Lee, K. J., Doyle, L. W., Seal, M. L. & Anderson, P. J., 15 Feb 2020, In : Human Brain Mapping. 41, 3, p. 684-696 13 p.

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Child Motivation and Family Environment Influence Outcomes of Working Memory Training in Extremely Preterm Children

Pascoe, L., Spencer-Smith, M., Wiley, J., Lee, K. J., Roberts, G., Josev, E., Nosarti, C., Seal, M., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Doyle, L. W., Thompson, D. & Anderson, P., 3 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Cognitive Enhancement. 3, p. 396-404 9 p.

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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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Language Skills in Children Born Preterm (<30 Wks' Gestation) Throughout Childhood: Associations With Biological and Socioenvironmental Factors

Nguyen, T-N-N., Spencer-Smith, M., Pascoe, L., Treyvaud, K., Lee, K. J., Thompson, D. K., Cheong, J. L. Y., Doyle, L. W. & Anderson, P. J., Dec 2019, In : Journal of Developmental & Pediatrics. 40, 9, p. 735-742 8 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

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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2 Citations (Scopus)