Georgia Caruana

PhD Candidate
Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, The University of Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

  • sitting on boards or committees
  • outreach activities
  • conference presenting
  • opportunities to collaborate

Biography

As a PhD candidate at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre I am passionate about erasing stigma and raising awareness of mental illness, through better understanding of the biological underpinnings of mood disorders, in particular bipolar disorder. My thesis will explore the multi-directional relationship between cognition, mood symptoms and neurobiology in bipolar disorder, using both clinical and scientific models. 

I graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons) in 2017 and throughout all of my years of study I have been motivated by the goal of translating science to clinical practice, and keeping people at the centre of my work. My experiences as a St John Ambulance First Aider, Optical Assistant at Specsavers, Patient Support volunteer at Barwon Health and Sessional Grader/Advisor at Sacred Heart College encompass my interests in health care, women in science and education. 

Outside of academia I am an avid cook, run a small cake business, and speak Italian at a native fluency.