Dr Travis Wearne

Dr Travis Wearne

Dr Travis Wearne

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Contact details

Phone: 93853310
Email: Dr Travis Wearne

Office: 1309


PSYC7001: Psychological Assessment

PSYC7210: Clinical Neuropsychology


Honan, C., McDonald, S., Tate, R., Ownsworth, T., Togher, L., Fleming, J., Anderson, V., Morgan, A., Catroppa, C., Douglas, J., Francis, H., Wearne, T., Sigmundsdottir, L. and Ponsford, J. (2017). Outcome instruments in Moderate-to-Severe Adult Traumatic Brain Injury: Recommendations for use in Psychosocial Research. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (accepted).

Franklin, J.F., Wearne, T.A., Homewood, J., and Cornish. J.L. (2017). Behavioural Effects of Chronic Sugar and/or Caffeine Consumption in Adult and Adolescent Rats. Behavioural Neuroscience (accepted).

Wearne, T.A., Parker, L.M., Franklin, J.F., Goodchild, A.K., and Cornish, J.L. (2017). Behavioral sensitization to methamphetamine induces specific interneuronal mRNA pathology across the prelimbic and orbitofrontal cortices. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2017.03.018.

Parker, L.M., Le, S., Wearne, T.A., Hardwick, K., Kumar, N.N., Robinson, K.J., McMullan, S. and Goodlchild, A.K. (2017). Neurochemistry of neurons in the ventrolateral medulla activated by hypotension: Are the same neurons activated by glucoprivation? Journal of Comparative Neurology. doi: 10.1002/cnd.24203. 

Wearne, T.A., Parker, L.M., Franklin, J.F., Goodchild, A.K., & Cornish, J.L. GABAergic mRNA expression is differentially expressed across the prelimbic and orbitofrontal cortices of the prefrontal cortex: relevance to psychosis. Neuropharmacology,111:107-118. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2016.08.038. 

Franklin, J, Mirzaei, M, Wearne, T., Homewood, J., Goodchild, A., Haynes, P & Cornish, J. (2016). Extended exposure to surgar and/or caffeine produces distinct behavioural and neurochemical profiles in the orbitofrontal cortex of rats: implications for neural function. Proteomics. Doi:10.1002/pmic.20160032.

Wearne, T. A., Parker, L. M., Franklin, J. L., Goodchild, A. K., & Cornish, J. L. (2016). GABAergic mRNA expression is upregulated in the prefrontal cortex of rats sensitized to methamphetamine. Behavioural Brain Research, 297, 224-230. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2015.10.026

Franklin, J, Mirzaei, M, Wearne, T., Homewood, J., Goodchild, A., Haynes, P & Cornish, J. (2016). Quantitative proteomic analysis of the orbital frontal cortex in rats following extended exposure to caffeine reveals extensive changes to protein expression: implications for neurological disease. Journal of Proteome Research. doi: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.5b01043. 

Hassan, S., Wearne, T., Cornish, J. and Goodchild, A. (2015). Effects of acute and chronic systemic methamphetamine on respiratory, cardiovascular and metabolic function and cardiorespiratory reflexes. Journal of Physiology.  doi:10.1113/JP271257. 

Franklin, J., Mirzaei, M., Wearne, T., Sauer, M., Homewood, J., Goodchild, A., Haynes, P., and Cornish, J. (2015). Quantitative shotgun proteomics reveals extensive changes to the proteome of the orbitofrontal cortex in rats that are hyperactive following withdrawal from a high sugar diet.Proteomics. doi:10.1002/pmic.201500126.

Wearne, T., Mirzaei, M., Franklin, J., Goodchild, A., Haynes, P., and Cornish, J. (2014). Methamphetamine-induced sensitization is associated with alterations to the proteome of the prefrontal cortex: implications for the maintenance of psychotic disorders. J Proteome Research. doi: 10.1021/pr500719f. 

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Best Platform Presentation by an Early Career Researcher, Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Melbourne, Victoria (2017)

Macquarie University Research Excellence Awards – Excellence in Higher Degree Research (Humanities, Business and Social Sciences: Highly Commended) (2017)

The Doris McIlwain Prize for Excellent PhD Thesis in Psychology, Macquarie University (2017)

Australian Psychological Society Award for Excellent PhD Thesis in Psychology (2016)

Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Postgraduate Research Excellence (2015)

Vice Chancellor’s Commendation and Top-Up Grant for Macquarie Postgraduate Research Fund Grant ($500) (2013)

Postgraduate Research Fund Grant ($5000) (2013)

Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS) Young Researcher Award (Travel)  (2013)

Australian Postgraduate Award (2011-2014)

Department of Psychology Prize for Psychopathology, Macquarie University (2009)