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Mark Bellgrove is Director of Research at the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, and a Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience in the School of Psychological Sciences, at Monash University, where he leads a multidisciplinary team studying the biological basis of attention and cognitive control. His laboratory comprises state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience suites alongside molecular facilities for functional genomics. His group has made significant progress in defining the molecular genetic architecture and neurochemical drivers of attention and cognitive control

Professor Bellgrove has been at the forefront of international efforts to identify objective and quantifiable indices of genetic risk, termed endophenotypes, for ADHD. His early work identified reliable linkages between catecholamine risk genes for ADHD and distinct neurocognitive profiles. This work was published in high impact journals, has attracted high citations and continues to be influential in shaping the way the field approaches the issue of clinical and aetiological heterogeneity that besets psychiatric genetics. With papers in top-tier journals including Molecular PsychiatryNature Neuroscience and the Journal of Neuroscience, Professor Bellgrove is a recognized international expert on the molecular genetics of attention and attention deficit. The research achievements of Professor Bellgrove have been recognized with awards from NARSAD (USA), the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and Biological Psychiatry Australia. His programme of research is funded by both the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC). He is currently a Future Fellow of the ARC.

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External positions

Adjunct Professor, The University of Queensland

1 Jan 2013 → …

Adjunct Professor, Trinity College Dublin

1 Jan 2013 → …


  • cognitive neuroscience
  • psychiatric genetics
  • attention
  • cognitive control
  • ADHD

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Projects 2009 2023

Research Output 1997 2018

A case-control genome-wide association study of ADHD discovers a novel association with the tenascin R (TNR) gene

Hawi, Z., Yates, H., Pinar, A., Arnatkeviciuteb, A., Johnson, B., Tong, J., Pugsley, K., Dark, C., Pauper, M., Klein, M., Heussler, H. S., Hiscock, H., Fornito, A., Tiego, J., Finlay, A., Vance, A., Gill, M., Kent, L. & Bellgrove, M. A., 18 Dec 2018, In : Translational Psychiatry. 8, 1, 8 p., 284.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

A hierarchical model of inhibitory control

Tiego, J., Testa, R., Bellgrove, M. A., Pantelis, C. & Whittle, S., 2 Aug 2018, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, 25 p., 1339.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Generation of four iPSC lines from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) individual and a health sibling in an Australia-Caucasian family

Tong, J., Lee, K., Liu, X., Nefzger, C. M., Vijayakumar, P., Hawi, Z., Pang, K. C., Parish, C. L., Polo, J. M. & Bellgrove, M. A., 27 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Stem Cell Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Genome-wide association study reveals novel genetic locus associated with intra-individual variability in response time

Pinar, A., Hawi, Z., Cummins, T., Johnson, B., Pauper, M., Tong, J., Tiego, J., Finlay, A., Klein, M., Franke, B., Fornito, A. & Bellgrove, M. A., 4 Oct 2018, In : Translational Psychiatry. 8, 1, 8 p., 207.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Moderating Effect of Motor Proficiency on the Relationship Between ADHD Symptoms and Sleep Problems in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder–Combined Type

Papadopoulos, N., Stavropoulos, V., McGinley, J., Bellgrove, M., Tonge, B., Murphy, A., Cornish, K. & Rinehart, N., 11 Mar 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Behavioral Sleep Medicine. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


2005 NHMRC Howard Florey Centenary Fellowship

Mark Andrew Bellgrove (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

2008 Young Investigator Award (NARSAD)

Mark Andrew Bellgrove (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2010 Aubrey Lewis Award (Biological Psychiatry Australia)

Mark Andrew Bellgrove (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)