Dr Bronwyn Graham

Dr Bronwyn Graham

Dr Bronwyn Graham

Senior Lecturer and Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9385 3886
Email: Dr Bronwyn Graham
Fax: (02) 9385 3641

Office: Mathews, Room 1311

Publications

Graham, B.M., Callaghan, B.L., Richardson, R. (in press). Bridging the gap: lessons we have learnt from the merging of psychology and psychiatry for the optimisation of treatments for emotional disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy.

Graham, B.M., Milad, M.R. (2014). Inhibition of estradiol synthesis impairs fear extinction in male rats. Learning & Memory, 21, 347-350

Baker, K.D., Den, M.L., Graham, B.M.,Richardson, R. (2013). A window of vulnerability: Impaired fear extinction in adolescence. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 113, 90-100.

Callaghan, B.L., Graham, B.M., Li, S., & Richardson, R. (2013). From resilience to vulnerability: Mechanistic insights into the effects of stress on transitions in critical period plasticity. Frontiers in Molecular Psychiatry.4:90. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2013.00090.

Graham, B.M., Milad, M.R. (2013). Blockade of estrogen by hormonal contraceptives impairs fear extinction in female rats and women. Biological Psychiatry, 73, 371-378.

Lebron-Milad, K., Graham, B.M., Milad, M.R. (2012). Low estradiol levels: a vulnerability factor for the development of posttraumatic stress disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 72, 6-7.

Graham, B.M., Milad, M.R. (2011). The study of fear extinction: implications for anxiety disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry, 168, 1255-1265.

Graham, B.M., Richardson, R. (2011). Intraamygdala infusion of Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 enhances extinction and reduces renewal and reinstatement in adult rats. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 14151-14157.

Graham, B.M., Langton, J.M., & Richardson, R. (2011). Pharmacological enhancement of fear reduction: preclinical models. British Journal of Pharmacology, 164, 1230-1247.


Graham, B.M., Richardson, R. (2011). Memory of fearful events: The role of fibroblast growth factor-2 in fear acquisition and extinction. Neuroscience, 189, 156-169.

Graham, B.M., & Richardson, R. (2011). Fibroblast growth factor-2 alters the nature of extinction. Learning & Memory, 18, 80-84.

Graham, B.M., Richardson, R. (2010).Early-life exposure to Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 facilitates context-dependent long-term memory in developing rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 124, 337-345.

Graham, B.M., & Richardson, R. (2010). Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 enhances extinction and prevents renewal of conditioned fear. Neuropsychopharmacology, 35, 1348-1355.

Graham, B.M., & Richardson, R. (2009). Acute systemic fibroblast growth factor-2 enhances long-term extinction of fear and reduces reinstatement in rats. Neuropsychopharmacology, 34, 1875-1882.

Graham, B.M., & Richardson, R. (2009). Acute systemic fibroblast growth factor-2 enhances long-term memory in developing rats. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 91, 424-430.

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

  • Graham, B.M. (2014-2017).The regulation of fearful emotions: novel insights from the female brain. Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
  • Graham, B.M. (2014-2017).Sex hormones and fear inhibition: a novel exploration of why women are so vulnerable to anxiety disorders. MQ Foundation Fellowship
  • Richardson, R., Graham, B.M., McNally, G.P., and Killcross, S.(2014).University of New South Wales Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative Grant
  • Graham, B.M. (2013). The impact of sex hormones on the inhibition of fearful memories. University of New South Wales Early Career Research Grant
  • Graham, B.M. (2010). Neurological Fellowship from the American Australian Association to undertake postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

MQ Fellows Award 2013 - one of three inaugural Fellows awarded by the MQ Foundation.
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