Cockell Research Collaboration Awards – Previous Recipients


Dr Olivier Clement

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, University of Western Australia

Collaborating Institutions: Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland), Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

Project: Unravelling the (epi)genomic regulatory mechanisms governing memory to understand cognitive decline in aging


Dr Laura Dondzilo

School of Psychological Science, University of Western Australia

Collaborating Institution: University of Münster (Germany)

Project: Efficacy of a novel self-appraisal induction in Body Dysmorphic Disorder


Dr Julie Ji

School of Psychological Science, University of Western Australia

Collaborating Institution: Uppsala University (Sweden)

Project: Investigating “flashforward” mental imagery of self-injury as a proximal risk barometer and modifiable treatment target



Professor Vera Morgan

Medical School, Population Health, University of Western Australia

Collaborating Institution: Aarhus University, Denmark

Project: Why is the impact of urban birth on risk for schizophrenia reversed in Western Australia compared to Denmark? A proof-of-concept collaboration utilising both sites’ record-linkage capabilities.


Dr Yael Perry

Youth Mental Health, Telethon Kids Institute

Collaborating Institution: Orygen – The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Melbourne

Project: Targeted suicide prevention for LGBTIQ young people


Dr Keely Bebbington

Children’s Diabetes Centre, Telethon Kids Institute

Collaborating Institution: The Interdisciplinary Center of Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation (ICPE) in the Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Centre of Groningen, Netherlands

Project: Characterising moment-to-moment fluctuation in stress, anxiety and blood glucose levels in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.



Dr Diane Dennis

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Project: Lessons learned following an episode of intensive care unit crisis: what experienced Intensivists can teach their peers




Associate Professor Lisa Wood

University of Western Australia

Project: Prevalence of Mental Illness and Treatment Pathways among people who are homeless in Perth, Western Australia


Dr Benjamain Milbourn

Curtin University

Project: Mental health outcomes of adolescents with ASD as they transition to adulthood



Dr Ben Grafton

University of Western Australia

Project: Enhancing the treatment of depression through the delivery of attentional bias modification procedures




Dr Wayne Davies

School of Animal Biology, UWA

Project: Light therapy in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder




Dr Kevin Runions

Centre for Child Health Research, UWA

Project: Social Reward and Impulsivity in Disruptive Behaviour Problems: The Roles of Oxytocin and Serotonin




Dr Anna Waterreus

School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, UWA

Project: Simple Physical Activity Questionnaire (SIMPAQ)L and international validation study


Professor Andrew Whitehouse

Centre for Child Health Research, UWA

Project: Very early intervention in infants at risk of autism: Bringing a novel therapy to Australia




David Bruce 1aProfessor David Bruce

School of Medicine and Pharmacology, UWA

Project: Neuroinflammation in Type 2 diabetes:  A PET study using the novel radioligand, (18F)p FEEPPA


Julian HengDr Julian Heng

Centre for Medical Research, UWA

Project: Understanding how genetic mutations to gene regulatory proteins cause childhood brain disorder


Jenny RodgerProfessor Jenny Rodger

School of Animal Biology, UWA

Project: Preclinical optimization of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for youth with treatment refractory depression



Raine_imgProfessor Sergio Starkstein

School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, UWA

Project: Autism Spectrum Disorder in middle to late adulthood: Phenomenology, behavioural correlates and societal costs



Florian Zepf 1aProfessor Florian Zepf

School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, UWA

Project: Studying the role of serotonin in anxiety in adolescence – An iterative translational research approach