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Dr

Jee Kim

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Memory
Learning
Development
Childhood
Adolescence
Anxiety
Addiction
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
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Dr

Jee Kim

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Behavioural Neuroscience
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Dr

Jee Kim

 

Dr Jee Hyun Kim is a behavioral neuroscientist, whose work focuses on emotional learning and memory during childhood and adolescence.

Kim completed her undergraduate degree at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), graduating with the prestigious University Medal in Psychology.

After completing her PhD in Psychology at UNSW, Kim continued in research as a postdoctoral research fellow at UNSW, followed by the University of Michigan. Kim then gained a position as a Senior Research Officer at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, before becoming head of the Developmental Psychobiology Laboratory at the institute. Kim is the youngest laboratory head at the Florey.

Kim's research shows that the acquisition and retrieval of fear memories is different across childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Kim was also the first to demonstrate that fear memories can be permanently erased early in life. Kim’s research uses preclinical paradigms to model human behaviors, in order to understand the neurobiological basis of learning. Specifically, her work investigates the role of memory and forgetting in the development and treatment of two major mental disorders across childhood and adolescence: anxiety disorder and substance abuse disorder. Kim has published over 40 original papers to date, and her work has been cited over 800 times.

Kim is an active science communicator, and has given public lectures at TEDx Melbourne, Australian Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Victorian Science Week, and City of Melbourne. She has written several articles for The Conversation, and has interviewed for ABC Radio, Radio New Zealand, SBS TV, and Channel 10 (The Project). Kim is also a vocal advocate for women in science, and was acknowledged for her work as a proponent in the manuscript of Kate White’s book, 'Building effective career paths for women in science research: a case study of an Australian science research institute'. Kim has completed the National Australian Bank “Realise” female leadership program, and attended “The X-factor: Putting Sex and Gender Under the Microscope in Medical Research” meeting hosted by Perpetual & Women Donors. She has also served on the Florey committee for Equality is Science (EqIS).

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 65 most recent scholarly works by Jee Kim.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2014

Kucharski Young Investigator Award

International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

2014

Victorian Tall Poppy Award

Australian Institute of Policy and Science

2012

Early Career Research Award

Australian Psychological Society

2012

D.G. Marquis Award for Best paper published in Behavioral Neuroscience

American Psychological Association

2012

CASS Foundation

2012

International Brain Research Organisation

2012

Federation of European Neurosciences

2011

National Institute of Health

2010

U-Committee Award for Research Excellence in Science

University of New South Wales

2009

Dissertation

International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

2008

Excellence in PhD thesis in Psychology

Australian Psychological Society

2007

Best Poster (Inaugural)

International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

2007

Student Investigator

International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

2007

UNSW Postgraduate Travel Scholarship

2006

National Institute of Health

2005

National Institute of Health

2005

University of New South Wales

2004

Best performance, Psychology Honours

Australian Psychological Society

2003

Joseph P. Forgas Prize for best performance in Social Psychology

University of New South Wales

2015

NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Florey Department Of Neuroscience And Mental Health

Themis Dept Access

Florey Department Of Neuroscience And Mental Health

It Access

Florey Department Of Neuroscience And Mental Health

Member

The International College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Member

Biological Psychiatry Australia

Member

British Pharmacological Society

Member

Japanese Neuroscience Society

Member

International Society for Neurochemistry

Member

Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry

Member

Australian Psychological Society

Member

International Behavioural Neuroscience Society

Member

Australasian Neuroscience Society

Member

Society for Neuroscience

Board Member (2014 - Present)

International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

Education


PhD (Psychology)

University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

University of New South Wales