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DR Olivia Dean

Positions

Overview

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  • Dr. Olivia Dean is currently a research fellow with the Mental Health Research Institute and holds an honorary appointment with the Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences: Barwon Health, University of Melbourne. Dr. Dean has been involved in the Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences for the past seven years and has recently completed her PhD (August, 2008). During her research career, Dr. Dean has been responsible for the development and coordination of three multi-centre, clinical trials, two of which included international sites. As part of her PhD, Dr. Dean incorporated both pre-clinical models and clinical research to elucidate the role of glutathione in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Dr. Dean has presented at several national and international conferences and is establishing herself in the field of psychiatry. In 2007, Dr. Dean was awarded the Australasian Society for Bipolar Disorders Young Investigators Award and during her candidature was awarded several travel awards through the Mental Health Research Institute. Additionally, in 2003, Dr. Dean was awarded the best poster prize at the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research Conference. Dr. Dean is currently a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Australasian Society for Bipolar Disorders, the Australian Neuroscience Society and the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research. As an early career researcher Dr. Dean has a solid publication record, with manuscripts published in several high impact factor journals.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australasian Society for Bipolar Disorders. Bipolar Disorder Research Organisation 2007 -
  • Australian Neuroscience Society. Neuroscience Research Organisation 2005 -
  • Society for Neuroscience. International Neuroscience Research Organisation 2005 -
  • Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research. Psychiatric Research Organisation 2003 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Awards

Education and training

  • GSH in schizophrenia, University of Melbourne 2008
  • Psych, Victoria University of Technology 2002

Awards and honors

  • Australasian Society for Bipolar Disorders, 2007
  • Tom Molomby Student Travel Award - Mental Health Research Institute, 2006
  • Dame Margaret Guilfoyle Student Travel Award - Mental Health Research Institute, 2005
  • National Health and Medical Research Council, 2004
  • Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research Conference Best Poster Prize, 2003