Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Psychology, Deakin University
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Dr Ford completed her Ph.D. in 2017 at Swinburne University of Technology, in which she investigated the neurobiology of social processing difficulties that span multiple spectrum conditions, including autism and schizophrenia. Talitha then took up a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship role at Swinburne’s Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, where she led the neuroimaging arms of several clinical trials, and ran a clinical trial looking at the combined effects of prescription benzodiazepines and alcohol on driving and cognition.
Dr Ford joined the Cognitive Neuroscience Unit within Deakin University's School of Psychology as a Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow in March, 2019. In this position, Dr Ford will pursue her primary research interests: characterising the neurobiology and genetic profiles of specific symptom domains of multi-dimensional spectrum conditions, with a particular focus on the excitatory-inhibitory processes involved in the social processes deficits central to autism and schizophrenia spectrum disorders.