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A/PROF Sarah Whittle

Positions

  • Adolescent brain development (psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry)
  • Environmental effects on brain development (psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry)
  • Neurobiological basis of emotion and disorders of emotion (psychology, neuroscience)

Overview

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  • My primary research interest is around individual differences in child and adolescent brain development. In particular, I am interested in investigating how environmental factors shape trajectories of brain development. Further, I am interested in understanding how individual differences in brain development contribute to emotional and social functioning, and by extension, the development of mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.   

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Additional Grant Information

  • 2010 - Wisconsin Symposium Scholar Travel Support Grant

    2009 - Research Australia Discovery Award

    2007 - Wisconsin Symposium Scholar Travel Support Grant
    2006 - Department of Psychology Special Conference Support Grant ($2,500)
    2006 - University of Melbourne Postgraduate Association Student Initiatives Grant ($300)

       

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2007
  • BSc(hons), University of Tasmania 2002

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Australian Research Council, 2008
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2003

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Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • My primary research interest is around individual differences in child and adolescent brain development. In particular, I am interested in investigating how environmental factors shape trajectories of brain development. Further, I am interested in understanding how individual differences in brain development contribute to emotional and social functioning, and by extension, the development of mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.