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Professor Colleen Loo

Sch of Psychiatry Operating
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02 9113 2039
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colleen.loo@unsw.edu.au

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Research Interests:
Novel non invasive brain stimulation techniques offer exciting new potential to probe the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders, as well as possible new avenues for treating psychiatric disorders. Our team at UNSW, based at the Black Dog Institute (Randwick), has expertise in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Current research streams are: 1) Clinical trials of novel brain stimulation treatments in depression 2) Experiments using novel brain stimulation techniques to understand neuroplasticity and other brain processes 3) Clinical research into new approaches in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) 4) Combining TMS, tDCS and ECT with MRI and other neuroimaging techniques. The above research involves collaborations with researchers at the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute.

Broad Research Areas:
Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Clinical Research

Qualifications:
MB BS UNSW MD, FRANZCP

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Fellow, Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists , , Member, Editorial Board, Journal of ECT., , Member, Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research, , Member, NSW Health ECT Standards Working Party

Specific Research Keywords:
transcranial magnetic stimulation, electroconvulsive therapy, depression, Transcranial direct current stimulation, Brain Sciences

Research
Field of Research (FOR) Tag: 
Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
Neurosciences
Teaching & Supervision
Supervision keywords: 
depressive disorder
psychiatric disorders
mood disorders
depression
Media & Expertise
Areas of expertise: 

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS or rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).