Dr Natalie Thomas

 
Dr Natalie Thomas  Bsc(Hons) PhD
 

Dr Thomas joined the Women’s Mental Health Team at MAPrc in 2016. She completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in 2008, majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. Her interest in mental health on a human level, and perception and decision-making on a philosophical level, saw her commence her doctoral studies in molecular psychiatry within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne. She graduated in early 2016, with her doctoral thesis titled “Investigation of potential subgroups within the schizophrenias: A study of cholinergic muscarinic receptor density and energy metabolism”. This work allowed for progress toward clinically useful biomarkers.  

 

Dr Thomas’ interest lies at the intercept of psychology and biology. She aims to further our understanding in psychiatric biological markers, particularly within the area of psychoneuroendocrinology, and treatment response. She asserts the importance of working within a collaborative research centre that considers biological, social, and psychological factors simultaneously, and feels extremely fortunate to be working within a research centre that follows such a practice. Under the supervision of Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, she is currently involved in research programs investigating novel treatments in borderline personality disorder and subgroups of mood disorders.

 

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