1997 …2024
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Mark Bellgrove is Director of Research at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, 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, Trinity College Dublin

1 Jan 2013 → …

Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland

1 Jan 2013 → …

Research area keywords

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

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Projects 2009 2024

Research Output 1997 2019

12 Citations (Scopus)

Altered structural connectivity in ADHD: a network based analysis

Beare, R., Adamson, C. L., Bellgrove, M. A., Vilgis, V., Vance, A., Seal, M. L. & Silk, T., 1 Jun 2017, In : Brain Imaging and Behavior. 11, 3, p. 846-858 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

The Effects of Methylphenidate on the Neural Signatures of Sustained Attention

Dockree, P. M., Barnes, J. J., Matthews, N., Dean, A. J., Abe, R., Nandam, S., Kelly, S. P., Bellgrove, M. A. & O'Connell, R. G., 1 Nov 2017, In : Biological Psychiatry. 82, 9, p. 687-694 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

Rare DNA variants in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene increase risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a next-generation sequencing study

Hawi, Z., Cummins, T. DR., Tong, J., Arcos-Burgos, M., Zhao, Q., Matthews, N., Newman, D. P., Johnson, B., Vance, A., Heussler, H. S., Levy, F., Easteal, S., Wray, N., Kenny, E., Morris, D., Kent, L., Gill, M. & Bellgrove, M. A., Apr 2017, In : Molecular Psychiatry. 22, p. 580-584 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

Visuospatial asymmetries arise from differences in the onset time of perceptual evidence accumulation

Newman, D. P., Loughnane, G. M., Kelly, S. P., O’Connell, R. G. & Bellgrove, M. A., 22 Mar 2017, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 37, 12, p. 3378-3385 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Allelic variation in dopamine D2 receptor gene is associated with attentional impulsiveness on the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11)

Taylor, J. B., Cummins, T. D. R., Fox, A. M., Johnson, B. P., Tong, J. H., Visser, T. A. W., Hawi, Z. & Bellgrove, M., 20 Jan 2017, In : World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. 19, S2, p. S75-S83 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


2005 NHMRC Howard Florey Centenary Fellowship

Mark Bellgrove (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

2008 Young Investigator Award (NARSAD)

Mark Bellgrove (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2010 Aubrey Lewis Award (Biological Psychiatry Australia)

Mark Bellgrove (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)