Associate Professor, Swansea University

I am currently a Visiting Professor at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, as well as an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. I have developed a productive program of research to better understand the relationship between mental and physical wellbeing. Peer-reviewed publications include work on the genetic, brain and physiological bases of psychiatric disorders and their treatments and utilise a variety of advanced statistical methods including meta-analysis and structural equation modelling.


  • 2005–present
    Research Academic, University of Sydney
  • 2011–present
    Academic Editor, PLoS ONE
  • 2016–present
    Associate Professor, Swansea University
  • 2013–2015
    Visiting professor, University of Sao Paulo
  • 2003–2004
    Senior Research Officer, Westmead Millennium Institute


  • 2004 
    Swinburne University of Technology, PhD (Neuropsychopharm)
  • 1999 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Psych)

Research Areas

  • Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) (170101)
  • Psychiatry (Incl. Psychotherapy) (110319)
  • Neurosciences (1109)
  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Epidemiology (111706)