Peter Macey

The focus of my research is to use a dual-task design to explore the influence of mental arithmetic on horizontal spatial attention in a healthy population. The outcome of this research will increase our understanding of the domain by contrasting theoretical concepts, numerical processing and cognitive load. In addition, this research will inform future clinical research in the remediation of spatial deficits in clinically affected populations.
Supervisor: Dr Tobias Loetscher

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Stephanie Nolis

I am working within Northern Mental Health to run a clinical trial pilot study with patients with early psychosis. I am running a computer-based Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) program in small groups to assess changes in cognition post CRT. The study aims to assess the therapeutic effectiveness of computer-based CRT in a group setting to improve overall cost-efficiency in mental health services in the public sector.
Supervisors: Dr Tobias Loetscher, Dr Ryan Balzan (Flinders University) and Dr Dennis Liu (Northern Mental Health)

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Elise Thompson

My research is looking at cancer-related cognitive impairment (CRCI) in a sample of haematological cancer patients who have had a bone marrow transplant. The study aims to determine the prevalence, predictors and course of self-reported CRCI in this patient group in order to provide better support and interventions to survivors. 
Supervisor: Dr Amanda Hutchinson

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