Therapeutic Brain Stimulation

The Therapeutic Brain Stimulation division focuses on using advanced neuroscience technology to investigate brain function and develop innovative treatments across a range of disorders. 

We use a range of advanced imaging techniques and novel treatments, including:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Near infra-red spectroscopy (NIRS)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)
  • Electro-convulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

To find out more about our research and treatment tools see here.

Our research team is studying potential uses of these techniques in disorders such as:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism and Asperger's syndrome
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Addiction
  • Chronic pain

To find out about current clinical research projects and investigative studies and how to be involved see our Treatment Studies and our Investigative Studies

Therapeutic Brain Stimulation division

Professor Paul Fitzgerald

Deputy Director
A/Prof Kate Hoy, Head Cognitive Therapeutics Program

Senior Research Fellow 
Dr Bernadette Fitzgibbon 

Division Co-ordinator
Dr Karyn Richardson      

Research Fellows / Post Doctoral Reserachers
Dr Richard Thomson 
Dr Neil Bailey              

Melanie Emonson (CTRP Co-ordinator)
Aron Hill

Research Nurses

Research Assistants
Caley Sullivan
Megan Ross
Doctoral Students
Oscar Murphy (DPsych)
Hannah Coyle (DPsych)
Robert Cooper (PhD)

Honours Students



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