Associate Professor Thomas Whitford

Associate Professor Thomas Whitford

Associate Professor Thomas Whitford

Associate Professor and NHMRC Career Development Fellow

B.Psych (Hons I), University of Sydney, 2000
Ph.D., University of Sydney, 2007
Post-doc, Harvard University, 2008-2010
Post-doc, University of Melbourne, 2010-2011

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9385 3936
Email: Associate Professor Thomas Whitford
Fax: (02) 9385 3641

Office: Mathews, Room 913

Research Summary

Research Areas: Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders; schizotypy; understanding the psychological and neurophysiological basis of delusions and hallucinations; understanding the basis of sensory suppression to self-generated actions; Event-Related Potentials (ERPs); Diffusion-Tensor Imaging (DTI).

Current Research Projects:
Projects: Schizophrenia and Self-Suppression to Motor Actions and Inner Speech.


PSYC1011 – Psychology 1B

PSYC2101 – Assessment, Personality and Psychopathology


2016 and in press

  • Mannion D, Donkin C, Whitford TJ. (in press). No apparent influence of psychometrically-defined schizotypy on orientation-dependent contextual modulation of visual contrast detection. PeerJ.
  • Williams LA, Schofield TP, Whitford TJ. (in press). Romantic red: testing the characteristics of color-attraction effects in a novel paradigm. Collabra.
  • Baldwin PA, Whitford TJ, Grisham JR. (in press). The relationship between hoarding symptoms, intolerance of uncertainty, and error-related negativity. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
  • Mifsud NG, Beesley T, Watson TL, Whitford TJ. (2016). Attenuation of Auditory Evoked Potentials for Hand and Eye-Initiated Sounds. Biological Psychology, 120, 61-68 
  • Elijah RB, Le Pelley ME, Whitford TJ. (2016). Modifying Temporal Expectations: Changing Cortical Responsivity to Delayed Self-Initiated Sensations with Training. Biological Psychology, 120, 88-95.
  • Oestreich LKL, Pasternak O, Shenton ME, Kubicki M, Gong X, Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank, McCarthy-Jones S, Whitford TJ. (2016). Abnormal White Matter Microstructure and Increased Extracellular Free-Water in the Cingulum Bundle Associated with Delusions in Chronic Schizophrenia. NeuroImage: Clinical, 12, 405-414 
  • Griffiths O, Le Pelley ME, Jack BN, Luque D, Whitford TJ. (2016). Cross-modal symbolic processing can elicit either an N2 or a protracted N2/N400 response. Psychophysiology, 53, 1044-1053. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12649.
  • Vijayakumar N, Bartholomeusz C, Whitford TJ, Hermens D, Nelson B, Rice S, Whittle S, Pantelis C, McGorry P, Schaefer M, Amminger GP. (2016). White matter integrity in individuals at ultra-high risk for psychosis: A systematic review and discussion of the role of polyunsaturated fatty acids, BMC Psychiatry, 16, 287. 
  • Pearson D, Osborn R, Whitford TJ, Failing M, Theeuwes J, Le Pelley M. (2016). Value-modulated oculomotor capture by task-irrelevant stimuli is a consequence of early competition on the saccade map. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 78, 2226-2240. DOI 10.3758/s13414-016-1135-2
  • Mifsud NG, Oestreich, LKL, Jack BN, Ford JM, Roach BJ, Mathalon DH, Whitford TJ. (2016). Self-initiated actions result in suppressed auditory but amplified visual evoked components in healthy participants. Psychophysiology, 53, 723-32. 
  • Oestreich LK, Mifsud NG, Ford JM, Roach BJ, Mathalon DH, Whitford TJ. (2016). Cortical Suppression to Delayed Self-Initiated Auditory Stimuli in Schizotypy: Neurophysiological Evidence for a Continuum of Psychosis. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 47, 3-10. 
  • Oestreich LK, McCarthy-Jones S, Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank, Whitford TJ. (2016). Decreased integrity of the fronto-temporal fibers of the left inferior occipito-frontal fasciculus associated with auditory-verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 10, 445-545. An image from this article appeared on the cover of the June 2016 edition of Brain Imaging and Behavior .
  • Lavoie S, Whitford TJ, Benninger F, Feucht M, Kim S-W, Klier CM, McNamara RK, Rice S, Schäfer MR, Amminger GP. (2016). Correlates of electroencephalographic resting states and erythrocyte membrane docosahexaenoic and eicosapentaenoic acid levels in individuals at ultra high risk for psychosis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50, 56-63.


  • Oestreich LK, Mifsud NG, Ford JM, Roach BJ, Mathalon DH, Whitford TJ. (2015). Subnormal Sensory Attenuation to Self-Generated Speech in Schizotypy: Electrophysiological Evidence for a 'Continuum of Psychosis'. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 97,131-138
  • McCarthy-Jones S, Oestreich LK, Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank, Whitford TJ. (2015). Reduced integrity of the left arcuate fasciculus is specifically associated with auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 162, 1-6. 10.1016/j.schres.2014.12.041
  • Whitford TJ, Kubicki M, Pelavin P, Lucia D, Schneiderman JS, Pantelis C, McCarley RW, Shenton ME. (2015). Cingulum Bundle Integrity Associated with Delusions of Control in Schizophrenia: Preliminary Evidence from Diffusion-Tensor Tractography. Schizophrenia Research, 161, 36-41
  • Liddell BJ, Das P, Battaglini E, Malhi GS, Felmingham K, Whitford TJ, Bryant R. (2015). Self-Orientation Modulates the Neural Correlates of Global and Local Processing. PLoS One, 10, e0135453. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0135453


  • Whitford TJ, Lee SW, Oh JS, de Luis-Garcia R, Savadjiev P, Alvarado JL, Westin CF, Niznikiewicz M, Nestor PG, McCarley PW, Shenton ME. (2014). Localized abnormalities in the cingulum bundle in patients with schizophrenia: A Diffusion Tensor tractography study. Neuroimage: Clinical, 5, 93-99
  • Fitzsimmons J, Schneiderman JS, Whitford TJ, Swisher T, Niznikiewicz MA, Pelavin PE, Terry DP, Mesholam-Gately RI, Seidman LJ, Goldstein JM, Kubicki M. (2014). Cingulum bundle diffusivity and delusions of reference in first episode and chronic schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 224, 124-132.
  • Konishi J, Asami T, Hayano F, Yoshimi A, Hayasaka S, Fukushima H, Whitford TJ, Inoue, T & Hirayasu, Y. (2014). Multiple White Matter Volume Reductions in Patients with Panic Disorder: Relationships between Orbitofrontal Gyrus Volume and Symptom Severity and Social Dysfunction. PLOS ONE, 9(3), e92862.
  • Nelson B, Whitford TJ, Lavoie S, Sass L. (2014). What are the neurocognitive correlates of basic self disturbance in schizophrenia?: Integrating phenomenology and neurocognition. Part 1 (Source monitoring deficits). Schizophrenia Research, 152, 20-27. doi:pii: S0920-9964(13)00322-8. 10.1016/j.schres.2013.06.022.
  • Nelson B, Whitford TJ, Lavoie S, Sass L. (2014). What are the neurocognitive correlates of basic self-disturbance in schizophrenia?: Integrating phenomenology and neurocognition. Part 2 (Aberrant salience). Schizophrenia Research, 152, 12-19. doi:pii: S0920-9964(13)00333-2. 10.1016/j.schres.2013.06.033.
  • Savadjiev P, Whitford TJ, Hough ME, Clemm von Hohenberg C, Bouix, S, Westin CF, Shenton ME, Crow TJ, James AC, Kubicki M. (2014). Sexually dimorphic white matter geometry abnormalities in adolescent onset schizophrenia. Cerebral Cortex, 24, 1389-1396. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhs422
  • Asami T, Hyuk Lee S, Bouix S, Rathi Y, Whitford TJ, Niznikiewicz M, Nestor P, McCarley RW, Shenton ME, Kubicki M. (2014). Cerebral white matter abnormalities and their associations with negative but not positive symptoms of schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging, 222, 52-59.


  • Asami T, Whitford TJ, Bouix S, Dickey CC, Niznikiewicz M, Shenton ME, Voglmaier MM, McCarley RW. (2013). Globally and locally reduced MRI gray matter volumes in neuroleptic-naïve men with schizotypal personality disorder: association with negative symptoms. JAMA Psychiatry, 70, 361-372.
  • Asami T, Saito Y, Whitford TJ, Makris N, Niznikiewicz M, McCarley RW, Shenton ME, Kubicki M. (2013). Abnormalities of middle longitudinal fascicle and disorganization in patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 143, 253-259, doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2012.11.030.


  • Silverstein SM, All SD, Thompson JL, Williams LM, Whitford TJ, Nagy M, Flynn G, Harris AWF, Galletly C, Gordon E. (2012). Absolute level of gamma synchrony is increased in first-episode schizophrenia during fact processing. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 3, 702-723, doi:
  • Amminger GP, Schäfer MR, Klier CM, Slavik JM, Holzer I, Holub M, Goldstone S, Whitford TJ, McGorry PD, Berk M. (2012). Decreased nervonic acid levels in erythrocyte membranes predict psychosis in help-seeking ultra-high-risk individuals. Molecular Psychiatry, 17, 1150-1152. doi: 10.1038/mp.2011.16
  • Venkataraman A., Whitford TJ, Westin C.-F., Golland P., Kubicki M. (2012). Whole brain resting state functional connectivity abnormalities in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 139(1-3), 7-12.doi:10.1016/j.schres.2012.04.021
  • Lavoie S., Schafer M.R., Whitford TJ, Benninger F., Feucht M., Klier C.M., Yuen H.P., Pantelis C., McGorry P.D., Amminger G.P. (2012). Frontal delta power associated with negative symptoms in ultra-high risk individuals who transitioned to psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 138(2-3), 206-211.doi:10.1016/j.schres.2012.03.033
  • Whitford TJ, Ford J.M., Mathalon D.H., Kubicki M., Shenton M.E. (2012). Schizophrenia, myelination, and delayed corollary discharges: A hypothesis. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 38(3), 486-494.doi:10.1093/schbul/sbq105
  • Whitford TJ, Wood S.J., Yung A., Cocchi L., Berger G., Shenton M.E., Kubicki M., Phillips L., Velakoulis D., Yolken R.H., Pantelis C., McGorry P., Amminger G.P. (2012). Structural abnormalities in the cuneus associated with Herpes Simplex Virus (type 1) infection in people at ultra high risk of developing psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 135(1-3), 175-180. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2011.11.003
  • Mulert C., Kirsch V., Whitford TJ, Alvarado J., Pelavin P., McCarley R.W., Kubicki M., Salisbury D.F., Shenton M.E. (2012). Hearing voices: A role of interhemispheric auditory connectivity? World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 13(2), 153-158. doi:10.3109/15622975.2011.570789
  • Asami T., Bouix S., Whitford TJ, Shenton M.E., Salisbury D.F., McCarley R.W. (2012). Longitudinal loss of gray matter volume in patients with first-episode schizophrenia: DARTEL automated analysis and ROI validation. NeuroImage, 59(2), 986-996. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.08.066


  • Cocchi L., Zalesky A., Toepel U., Whitford TJ, De-Lucia M., Murray M.M., Carter O. (2011). Dynamic changes in brain functional connectivity during concurrent dual-task performance. PLOS ONE, 6(11).doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028301
  • Whitford TJ, Savadjiev P., Kubicki M., O'Donnell L.J., Terry D.P., Bouix S., Westin C.-F., Schneiderman J.S., Bobrow L., Rausch A.C., Niznikiewicz M., Nestor P.G., Pantelis C., Wood S.J., McCarley R.W., Shenton M.E. (2011). Fiber geometry in the corpus callosum in schizophrenia: Evidence for transcallosal misconnection. Schizophrenia Research, 132(1), 69-74. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2011.07.010
  • Choi H., Kubicki M., Whitford TJ, Alvarado J.L., Terry D.P., Niznikiewicz M., McCarley R.W., Kwon J.S., Shenton M.E. (2011). Diffusion tensor imaging of anterior commissural fibers in patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 130(1-3), 78-85. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2011.04.016
  • Walterfang M., Velakoulis D., Whitford TJ, Pantelis C.H.R. (2011). Understanding aberrant white matter development in schizophrenia: An avenue for therapy?. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 11(7), 971-987. doi:10.1586/ern.11.76
  • Whitford TJ, Mathalon D.H., Shenton M.E., Roach B.J., Bammer R., Adcock R.A., Bouix S., Kubicki M., De Siebenthal J., Rausch A.C., Schneiderman J.S., Ford J.M. (2011). Electrophysiological and diffusion tensor imaging evidence of delayed corollary discharges in patients with schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine, 41(5), 959-969. doi:10.1017/S0033291710001376
  • Kubicki M., Alvarado J.L., Westin C.-F., Tate D.F., Markant D., Terry D.P., Whitford TJ, De Siebenthal J., Bouix S., McCarley R.W., Kikinis R., Shenton M.E. (2011). Stochastic tractography study of Inferior Frontal Gyrus anatomical connectivity in schizophrenia. NeuroImage, 55(4), 1657-1664.doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.01.047
  • Whitford TJ, Kubicki M., Ghorashi S., Schneiderman J.S., Hawley K.J., McCarley R.W., Shenton M.E., Spencer K.M. (2011). Predicting inter-hemispheric transfer time from the diffusion properties of the corpus callosum in healthy individuals and schizophrenia patients: A combined ERP and DTI study. NeuroImage, 54(3), 2318-2329. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.10.048
  • Whitford TJ, Kubicki M, Shenton ME. (2011). Structural imaging of schizophrenia. In: ME Shenton and B Turetsky. Understanding Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Insights from Neuroimaging. Cambridge University Press, New York, USA, pp 1-30. ISBN: 9780521899420


  • Shenton M.E., Whitford TJ, Kubicki M. (2010). Structural neuroimaging in schizophrenia: From methods to insights to treatments. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 12(3), 317-332.
  • Whitford TJ, Kubicki M., Schneiderman J.S., O'Donnell L.J., King R., Alvarado J.L., Khan U., Markant D., Nestor P.G., Niznikiewicz M., McCarley R.W., Westin C.-F., Shenton M.E. (2010). Corpus Callosum Abnormalities and Their Association with Psychotic Symptoms in Patients with Schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, 68(1), 70-77. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2010.03.025


  • Felmingham K., Williams L.M., Whitford TJ, Falconer E., Kemp A.H., Peduto A., Bryant R.A. (2009).Duration of posttraumatic stress disorder predicts hippocampal grey matter loss. NeuroReport, 20(16), 1402-1406. doi:10.1097/WNR.0b013e3283300fbc
  • Alexander D.M., Flynn G.J., Wong W., Whitford TJ, Harris A.W.F., Galletly C.A., Silverstein S.M. (2009).Spatio-temporal EEG waves in first episode schizophrenia. Clinical Neurophysiology, 120(9), 1667-1682.doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2009.06.020
  • Williams L.M., Whitford TJ, Nagy M., Flynn G., Harris A.W.F., Silverstein S.M., Gordon E. (2009). Emotion-elicited gamma synchrony in patients with first-episode schizophrenia: A neural correlate of social cognition outcomes. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 34(4), 303-313.
  • Borgwardt S.J., Dickey C., Pol H.H., Whitford TJ, DeLisi L.E. (2009). Workshop on defining the significance of progressive brain change in schizophrenia: December 12, 2008 American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) all-day satellite, Scottsdale, Arizona. The rapporteurs' report. Schizophrenia Research, 112(1-3), 32-45. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2009.04.025
  • Whitford TJ, Farrow T.F.D., Williams L.M., Gomes L., Brennan J., Harris A.W.F. (2009). Delusions and dorso-medial frontal cortex volume in first-episode schizophrenia: A voxel-based morphometry study. Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging, 172(3), 175-179. doi:10.1016/j.pscychresns.2008.07.011
  • Williams L.M., Whitford TJ, Gordon E., Gomes L., Brown K.J., Harris A.W.F. (2009). Neural synchrony in patients with a first episode of schizophrenia: Tracking relations with grey matter and symptom profile. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 34(1), 21-29.


  • Flynn G., Alexander D., Harris A., Whitford T., Wong W., Galletly C., Silverstein S., Gordon E., Williams L.M. (2008). Increased absolute magnitude of gamma synchrony in first-episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 105(1-3), 262-271. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2008.05.029
  • Bryant R.A., Felmingham K., Whitford TJ, Kemp A., Hughes G., Peduto A., Williams L.M. (2008). Rostral anterior cingulate volume predicts treatment response to cognitive-behavioural therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 33(2), 142-146.
  • Zipparo L., Whitford TJ, Redoblado Hodge M.A., Lucas S., Farrow T.F.D., Brennan J., Gomes L., Williams L.M., Harris A.W.F. (2008). Investigating the neuropsychological and neuroanatomical changes that occur over the first 2-3 years of illness in patients with first-episode schizophrenia. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 32(2), 531-538. doi:10.1016/j.pnpbp.2007.10.011
  • Williams L.M., Whitford TJ, Flynn G., Wong W., Liddell B.J., Silverstein S., Galletly C., Harris A.W.F., Gordon E. (2008). General and social cognition in first episode schizophrenia: Identification of separable factors and prediction of functional outcome using the IntegNeuro test battery. Schizophrenia Research, 99(1-3), 182-191. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2007.10.019


  • Whitford TJ, Grieve S.M., Farrow T.F.D., Gomes L., Brennan J., Harris A.W.F., Gordon E., Williams L.M. (2007). Volumetric white matter abnormalities in first-episode schizophrenia: A longitudinal, tensor-based morphometry study. American Journal of Psychiatry, 164(7), 1082-1089.doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.164.7.1082
  • McLaughlin N.C.R., Paul R.H., Grieve S.M., Williams L.M., Laidlaw D., DiCarlo M., Clark C.R., Whelihan W., Cohen R.A., Whitford TJ, Gordon E. (2007). Diffusion tensor imaging of the corpus callosum: a cross-sectional study across the lifespan. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 25(4), 215-221. doi:10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2007.03.008
  • Whitford TJ, Farrow T.F.D., Rennie C.J., Grieve S.M., Gomes L., Brennan J., Harris A.W.F., Williams L.M. (2007). Longitudinal changes in neuroanatomy and neural activity in early schizophrenia. NeuroReport, 18(5), 435-439. doi:10.1097/WNR.0b013e3280119d31
  • Whitford TJ, Rennie C.J., Grieve S.M., Clark C.R., Gordon E., Williams L.M. (2007). Brain maturation in adolescence: Concurrent changes in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Human Brain Mapping, 28(3), 228-237. doi:10.1002/hbm.20273
  • Gordon E., Liddell B.J., Brown K.J., Bryant R., Clark R.C., Das P., Dobson-Stone C., Falconer E., Felmingham K., Flynn G., Gatt J.M., Harris A., Hermens D.F., Hopkinson P.J., Kemp A.H., Kuan S.A., Lazzaro I., Moyle J., Paul R.H., Rennie C.J., Schofield P., Whitford T., Williams L.M. (2007). Integrating objective gene-brain-behavior markers of psychiatric disorders. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, 6(1), 1-34. doi:10.1142/S0219635207001465
  • Das P., Kemp A.H., Flynn G., Harris A.W.F., Liddell B.J., Whitford TJ, Peduto A., Gordon E., Williams L.M. (2007). Functional disconnections in the direct and indirect amygdala pathways for fear processing in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 90(1-3), 284-294. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2006.11.023


  • Zimmerman M.E., Brickman A.M., Paul R.H., Grieve S.M., Tate D.F., Gunstad J., Cohen R.A., Aloia M.S., Williams L.M., Clark C.R., Whitford TJ, Gordon E. (2006). The relationship between frontal gray matter volume and cognition varies across the healthy adult lifespan. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 14(10), 823-833. doi:10.1097/
  • Whitford TJ, Grieve S.M., Farrow T.F.D., Gomes L., Brennan J., Harris A.W.F., Gordon E., Williams L.M. (2006). Progressive grey matter atrophy over the first 2-3 years of illness in first-episode schizophrenia: A tensor-based morphometry study. NeuroImage, 32(2), 511-519. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2006.03.041
  • Sumich A., Harris A., Flynn G., Whitford T., Tunstall N., Kumari V., Brammer M., Gordon E., Williams L.M. (2006). Event-related potential correlates of depression, insight and negative symptoms in males with recent-onset psychosis. Clinical Neurophysiology, 117(8), 1715-1727. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2006.04.017
  • Gutierrez E., Baysari M.T., Carrera O., Whitford TJ, Boakes R.A. (2006). High ambient temperature reduces rate of body-weight loss produced by wheel running. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59(7), 1196-1211. doi:10.1080/17470210500417688


  • Farrow T.F.D., Whitford TJ, Williams L.M., Gomes L., Harris A.W.F. (2005). Diagnosis-related regional gray matter loss over two years in first episode schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 58(9), 713-723. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2005.04.033
  • Williams L.M., Grieve S.M., Whitford TJ, Clark C.R., Gur R.C., Goldberg E., Flor-Henry P., Peduto A.S., Gordon E. (2005). Neural synchrony and gray matter variation in human males and females: An integration of 40 hz gamma synchrony and mri measures. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, 4(1), 77-93. doi:10.1142/S0219635205000720
  • Whitford TJ, Farrow T.F.D., Gomes L., Brennan J., Harris A.W.F., Williams L.M. (2005). Grey matter deficits and symptom profile in first episode schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging, 139(3), 229-238. doi:10.1016/j.pscychresns.2005.05.010

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Research Funding

  • 2017-2019: Whitford TJ, Spencer KM, Harris AWF. Deciphering the electrophysiological signature of inner speech. Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project, DP170103094, AU$304,000.
  • 2015-2018: Whitford TJ. Distinguishing self from world: understanding the neural basis of schizophrenia. NHMRC Career Development Fellowship, APP1090507, AU$411,768
  • 2014-2016: Whitford TJ, Le Pelley M, Luque, D. Understanding prediction errors: interrogating the brain's lingua franca. Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project, DP140104394. AU$346,000
  • 2014-2016: Le Pelley M, Morris R, Green M, Whitford TJ, Killcross S. Prediction error processing in schizophrenia. National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Project Grant, APP1069487. AU$243,447
  • 2014-2016: Amminger GP, Pantelis C, Whitford TJ, Whittle S, Fornito A, Hermens D. Erythrocyte Membrane Fatty Acid Concentrations and Myelin Integrity in Young People at Ultra-High Risk of Psychosis. National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Project Grant,
  • 2013-2016: Felmingham K, Malhi G, Whitford TJ, Quirk G, Das P. National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Project Grant. Neural and Genetic Predictors of Response To Exposure Therapy In Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, APP1050848. AU$377,961


  • 2015: Australian Psychological Society (APS) Outstanding Lecturer of the Year Award (Sydney Branch)
  • 2014: Young Tall Poppy Science Award (New South Wales). Australian Institute of Policy and Science.  
  • 2013: UNSW Australia Faculty of Science Staff Excellence Award (Teaching)
  • 2011: Barbara and John Streicker Young Investigator Award, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Brain and Behavior Research Foundation