Research Group

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

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Leonardo Novelli

Current Position: Research Fellow, Monash University, Nov. 2020 - to date
Education:
PhD (Complex Systems), University of Sydney, Australia, 2017-2020. Supervisor: Joseph Lizier
Master’s of Science, Neural Systems and Computation, 2014-2016, ETH Zurich and University of Zurich, Switzerland
Bachelor’s of Science, Mathematics, 2010-2013, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Keywords: Network neuroscience; Information theory; Dynamic causal modelling
Google Scholar  —  Researchgate

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Martin Williams

Current Position: Research Fellow, Monash University, July 2021 - to date
Education:
PhD, Monash University, Australia, 2007-2012
Master’s of Science, University of California Davis, USA
Bachelor’s of Science, University of Sydney, Australia
Keywords: Psychedelics; Psychedelic-assisted-psychotherapy
Google Scholar  —  Researchgate

PhD Students

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Devon Stoliker

Education:
PhD candidate at Monash University
Bachelor’s of Science (Honours), Psychology, University of Guelph, Canada
Supervisors: Adeel Razi (Main) and Gary Egan
Start date: July 2019 – present
Keywords: Psychedelics; Dynamic causal modelling; Consciousness

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Aswin Paul

Education:
PhD candidate (Electrical Engineering) at Indian Institute of Bombay - Monash Academy
Master’s of Science, Physics, National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur, India
Bachelor’s of Science, Physics, St. Stephen’s College (Delhi University), New Delhi, India
Supervisors: Adeel Razi (Main) and Manoj Gopalkrishnan (Main)
Start date: July 2019 – present
Keywords: Biological self-organization; Variational inference; Free-energy principle

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Mohsen Ghofrani-Jahromi

Education:
PhD candidate at Monash University
Master’s of Science, Biomedical Engineering, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Bachelor’s of Science, Electrical Engineering, Shiraz University, Iran
Supervisors: Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis (Main), Adeel Razi, and Govinda Poudel
Start date: June 2021 – present
Keywords: Deep Learning; Huntington's Disease; Multimodal Neuroimaging

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Salma Mansour

Education:
PhD candidate at Monash University
Bachelor’s of Science, Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia
Supervisors: Michelle Byrne (Main), Adeel Razi, and Sarah Whittle
Start date: July 2021 – present
Keywords: Brain Connectivity; Inflammation; Neurodevelopment

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Tamrin Barta

Education:
PhD (Clinical Neuropsychology) candidate at Monash University
Master’s of Psychology, University of Melbourne, Australia
Bachelor’s of Communication, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
Supervisors: Adeel Razi (Main), Yifat Glikmann-Johnston, and Julie Stout
Start date: Feb 2022 – present
Keywords: Dynamic Causal Modelling; Huntington's Disease; Neurodegeneration

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Matthew Greaves

Education:
PhD candidate at Monash University
Bachelor’s of Science (Honours) in Psychology, University of Melbourne, Australia
Bachelor’s of Fine Art, University of Melborune, Australia
Supervisors: Adeel Razi (Main), and Leonardo Novelli
Start date: Feb 2022 – present
Keywords: Dynamic causal modelling, Structure-function relationships; Psychedelics

Research Assistants

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Jessica Kwee

Education:
Bachelor’s of Science (Honours) in Psychology, Monash University, Australia

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Garance Delagneau

Education:
PhD candidate (Clinical Neuropsychology) at Monash University
Master’s of Psychology, University of Melbourne, Australia
Bachelor’s of Science, University of Montreal, Canada

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Sidhant Chopra

Education:
PhD candidate (Clinical Neuropsychology) at Monash University
Bachelor’s of Science (Psychology), Australian National University

Honours Students

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Hoang Anh Mai

Education:
Bachelors of Psychology, (Honours), Candidate, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Keywords: Dynamic causal modelling, Psychedelics

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Siti Raisya Audrea

Education:
Bachelors of Psychology, (Honours), Candidate, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Keywords: Dynamic causal modelling, Young-onset Alzheimer’s disease

Alumni

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Lingbin Bian

Current Role : Research Assistant Professor, ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China, 2022 - present
Education:
PhD at Monash University, Department of Mathematics, 2021, supervised by Jonathan Keith (Main), Adeel Razi, Tiangang Cui
Master’s of Science, Signal Processing and Communications, The University of Edinburgh
Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Electronics and Control, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) - University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST)
Keywords: Bayesian inference; Stochastic block models; Brain networks, Resting state functional MRI
Last Role: PhD Student, 2018-2021

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Hannes Almgren

Current Role: Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Calgary, 2020 - present
Education:
PhD, Department of Data Analysis, Ghent University, 2020, supervised by Daniele Marinazzo and Adeel Razi
Master’s of Science, Experimental and Theoretical Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
Bachelor’s of Science, Experimental and Theoretical Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
Keywords: Dynamic causal modelling; Resting state functional MRI; Ageing and functional compensation
Last Role: PhD Student, 2016-2020

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Hannah Cummins

Education:
Bachelors of Psychology, (Honours), Candidate, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Keywords: Dynamic causal modelling, Parkinson’s disease
Last role: Honours Thesis Student, 2020

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Sean Ng

Education:
Bachelors of Psychology, (Honours), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Keywords: Dynamic causal modelling, Alzheimer’s disease, Depression
Last role: Honours Thesis Student, 2019

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Anna Carmichael

Education:
PhD (Clinical Neuropsychology) at Monash University
Master’s of Arts, Psychology, Brandies University, USA
Bachelor’s of Science (Honours), Psychology, Texas A&M University, USA
Last role: Research Assistant, 2019

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Seda Sacu

Education:
PhD Candidate, Univesity of Mannheim, Germany, 2021 - present
Masters of Science (Brain and Mind), Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Bachelor’s of Arts (Psychology), Hacettepe University, Turkey
Last role: Master’s Thesis Student, 2019

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Ensor Palacios

Education:
PhD Candidate (funded by Wellcome Trust) at University of Bristol, U.K, 2018 - present
Masters of Science (Psychology), Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Last role: Master’s Thesis Student, 2018

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Andrew Dixon

Education:
PhD Candidate, University of Queensland, 2019 - present
Bachelors of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Last role: Summer Research Student, 2018/19

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Didi Chi

Education:
PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne, 2019 - present Masters of Engineering (Electrical), Bachelors of Science (Electrical Systems), University of Melbourne, Australia
Last role: Summer Research Student, 2018/19