PhD Students

Sylvia Harmon-Jones,
Examining the relation between individual differences in early memory and adulthood anxiety across species

Anthea Stylianakis, Combined PhD/M.A. (Clinical),
The effect of chronic stress on the adolescent brain, learning, and memory

Madelyne Bisby, Combined PhD/M.A. (Clinical),
Fear extinction during adolescence: neural mechanisms and implications for treating anxiety disorders

Nathalie Elliott, Combined PhD/M.A. (Clinical), 2019
The effects of early life stress on fear generalisation 

Sarah Bae, Combined PhD/M.A. (Clinical), 2019
Enhancing long-term memory formation in the developing rat 

Gabrielle King, Combined PhD/M.A. (Clinical), 2018 
Individual differences in rate of extinction and relapse

Diana Chan, Combined PhD/M.A. (Clinical), 2018 
The effect of fluoxetine on anxiety-related behaviours during development 

Caitlin Cowan, Combined PhD/M.A. (Clinical), 2017
Microorganisms to the Rescue: The use of a probiotic treatment to reduce developmental vulnerability in rats

Janice Kan, Combined PhD/M.A. (Clinical), 2017
Ghosts of mother’s past: Examining the persistent effects of maternal stress on the mother and her subsequent infant rat offspring 

Miri Den, Combined PhD/M.A. (Clinical), 2015
A unique profile of fear conditioning and extinction in adolescent rats and humans 

Stella LiPhD, 2012
Memory and memory loss in the developing rat 

Bridget Callaghan, Combined PhD/M.A. (Clinical), 2012
Early-life stress and corticosterone exposure affect emotion learning in developing rats: A multiple generation effect

Helen Tang, Combined PhD/M.A. (Clinical), 2011 
The eye of the ostracised: Investigating changes in attention and affect following and during single- and multiple-episodes of ostracism and inclusion

Nisha SethiCombined PhD/M.A. (Clinical), 2011 
Ostracism hurts, but why for so long? The role of cognitive processes in prolonging the negative effects of ostracism

Bronwyn M. GrahamCombined PhD/M.A. (Clinical), 2010 
Fibroblast Growth Factor 2: A novel enhancer of memory

Julia M. Langton, Combined PhD/MA (Clinical), 2010
The role of NMDA receptors in the extinction and re-extinction of Pavlovian fear conditioning

Elizabeth MasonCombined PhD/M.A. (Clinical), 2010 
Looking beyond fear: The extinction of other emotions implicated in anxiety disorders

Jee H. KimPhD, 2008
Extinction of conditioned fear in the developing rat

Carol S. Yap, Combined PhD/M.A. (Clinical), 2006 
An analysis of late-developing learning and memory systems in rats: fear-potentiation of startle and context-specific latent inhibition and extinction 

Lisa Zadro, PhD, 2004
Ostracism: empirical studies inspired by real-world experiences of silence and exclusion 

Elizabeth WoodcockCombined PhD/M.A. (Clinical), 2004 
Effects of environmental enrichment on fundamental cognitive processes in rats and humans 

Marianne WeberPhD, 2003
A developmental and neural analysis of conditioned fear in rats

MSc Students

Andreas B. Storsve, 2010 
The effects of US habituation on conditioned and unconditioned responding: A direct comparison with CS extinction 

Tania Duffield, 1997
Memory reactivation following extinction: The role of new learning 

Honours Students (2016-22)

Jia Teo
Effects of Early Life Adversity on Social Buffering of Fear Extinction in Adolescent Rats

Mei Chan 2022
Impact of characteristics of the conspecific on social buffering of fear extinction in adolescent rats

Zhiben Yang 2022
Social Buffering of Fear Acquisition in Adolescent Rats and the Impact of Early-life Adversity

Lauren Abdullah 2022 (Dr Kathryn Baker) 
The effect of social buffering on fear extinction and renewal in adolescent female rats

Angelique Roth 2022 (Dr Kathryn Baker)
Friend or Foe: The Effect of a Peer’s Stress Status on Social Buffering of Conditioned Fear Responses in Adult and Adolescent Rats

Jessica Brandt 2021
Do Natural Variations in Maternal Care Predict the Capacity to Extinguish Learned Fear in
Male and Female Adolescent Rats?

Maya Hibri 2021
Assessing the impact of natural variations in maternal care on infant memory, adolescent puberty onset, and adulthood anxiety-like behaviour in rats

Emily Wall 2021 (Dr Kathryn Baker)
Love thy neighbour: Social buffering enhances fear extinction in adolescent rats

Tayla McCutcheon, 2020
A mother's touch: Do naturally occuring variations in maternal care impact infant offspring's emotional regulation?

Atia Fatimah, 2020
Ketamine has a differential effect on behaviour but not prefrontal plasticity in adolescent and adult rats

Natasha Hills, 2020
Sex differences in the effects of a low dose of ketamine on the brain and behaviour

Jeremy Bowers, 2019
The effects of early life stress on the maturation of perineuronal nets and parvalbumin-positive cells

Claire Qiu, 2019
Memory integration as a novel approach to reducing relapse of extinguished fear

Suzana Djukic, 2019
The effects of early life stress on BDNF mRNA in the prefrontal cortex of developing rats

Samuel Ma, 2019 (Dr Kathryn Baker)
The impact of combined fluoxetine and D-cycloserine pharmacotherapy exposure on fear extinction and relapse in adolescence

Elizabeth Virakorn, 2019 (Dr Kathryn Baker)
No longer under wraps: the effect of chronic corticosterone exposure on the potential neural mechanisms underlying extinction retention in adolescent rats

Sylvia Harmon-Jones, 2018
Do individual differences in infantile amnesia predict resilience throughout development?

Sruti Alur, 2018
The effect of fibroblast growth factor-2 on extinction and relapse in adolescent rats

Aqsa Shahid, 2018 (Dr Kathryn Baker)
Feast without fear? The efficacy of tyrosine receptor kinase B-targeted pharmacotherapy in reducing fear in adolescent rats consuming a high-fat high-sugar diet

August Gable, 2018 (Dr Kathryn Baker)
The effect of the estrous cycle on fear extinction retention and renewal in female adolescent rats

Nadia Shnier, 2017
Are individual differences in infantile amnesia associated with resilience?

Verity Harris, 2017 (Dr Kathryn Baker)
The effect of D-cycloserine on the retention and renewal of fear extinction in adolescent rodents consuming a high fat and high sugar diet

Bhiravi Thambi, 2017 (Dr Kathryn Baker)
The effect of juvenile fear memory reactivation on extinction retention in adolescence

Gabi Tavella, 2016
Reducing post-extinction renewal of learned fear

Vivien Vuong, 2016 
The role of maternal opiates in the intergenerational transmission of stress

Shanika Chandra, 2016
Individual differences in extinction and re-extinction of learned fear

Anthea Stylianakis, 2016 (Dr Kathryn Baker)
Timing is everything: Developmental differences in the effect of chronic stress on extinction retention in adolescent rats

Matthew Williams-Spooner, 2016 (Dr Kathryn Baker)
Would you like a side of anxiety with that? Western diets impair fear inhibition in adolescent rats

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