Dr Melissa Kirkovski

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research Fellow Grade 2

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2015
Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Deakin University, 2011

Contact

Biography

Melissa is a research fellow at Deakin University’s Cognitive Neuroscience Unit (CNU), School of Psychology, Burwood Campus.


She has been involved in research investigating the neurobiological basis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) since 2010. Primarily, this research has focused on areas such as social cognition, neural connectivity, neural plasticity, and gender differences in ASD.


Melissa has experience using a variety of neuro-scientific modalities, including; functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroencephalography (EEG), and electromyography (EMG) in both healthy and clinical populations.

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Research interests

Autism spectrum disorder, neuroscience, social cognition, neuroimaging, non-invasiver brain stimulation

Knowledge areas

Autism spectrum disorder, social cognition, cognitive neuroscience, neural connectivity, functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electromyography (EMG), electroencephalography (EEG).

Publications

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2018

Autism spectrum traits linked with reduced performance on self-report behavioural measures of cognitive flexibility

N Albein-Urios, G Youssef, M Kirkovski, P Enticott

(2018), Vol. 48, pp. 2506-2515, Journal of autism and developmental disorders, New York, N.Y., C1

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Short communication: sex-linked differences in gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) are related to social functioning in autism spectrum disorder

Melissa Kirkovski, Chao Suo, Peter Enticott, Murat Yücel, Paul Fitzgerald

(2018), Vol. 274, pp. 19-22, Psychiatry research: neuroimaging, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Intra- and inter-regional priming of ipsilateral human primary motor cortex with continuous theta burst stimulation does not induce consistent neuroplastic effects

Michael Do, Melissa Kirkovski, Charlotte Davies, Soukayna Bekkali, Linda Byrne, Peter Enticott

(2018), Vol. 12, pp. 1-8, Frontiers in human neuroscience, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

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Therapeutic applications of invasive neuromodulation in children and adolescents

Deniz Doruk Camsari, Melissa Kirkovski, Paul Croarkin

(2018), Vol. 41, pp. 479-483, Psychiatric clinics of North America, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Therapeutic applications of noninvasive neuromodulation in children and adolescents

Deniz Doruk Camsari, Melissa Kirkovski, Paul Croarkin

(2018), Vol. 41, pp. 465-477, Psychiatric clinics of North America, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2017

Low-frequency brain stimulation to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex increases the negative impact of social exclusion among those high in personal distress

B Fitzgibbon, M Kirkovski, N Bailey, R Thomson, N Eisenberger, P Enticott, P Fitzgerald

(2017), Vol. 12, pp. 237-241, Social neuroscience, London, Eng., C1

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Cathodal transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to the right cerebellar hemisphere affects motor adaptation during gait

L Fernandez, N Albein-Urios, M Kirkovski, J McGinley, A Murphy, C Hyde, M Stokes, N Rinehart, P Enticott

(2017), Vol. 16, pp. 168-177, Cerebellum, New York, N.Y., C1

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Autism-relevant traits interact with temporoparietal junction stimulation effects on social cognition: a high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation and electroencephalography study

P Donaldson, M Kirkovski, N Rinehart, P Enticott

(2017), pp. 0-0, European Journal of Neuroscience, Chichester, Eng., C1

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2016

Atypical neural activity in males but not females with autism spectrum disorder

M Kirkovski, P Enticott, M Hughes, S Rossell, P Fitzgerald

(2016), Vol. 46, pp. 954-963, Journal of autism and developmental disorders, New York, N.Y., C1

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Emotion processing fails to modulate putative mirror neuron response to trained visuomotor associations

B Fitzgibbon, M Kirkovski, A Fornito, B Paton, P Fitzgerald, P Enticott

(2016), Vol. 84, pp. 7-13, Neuropsychologia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Single pulse TMS-EEG reveals no electrophysiological abnormality in adults with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder

M Kirkovski, N Rogasch,, T Saeki, B Fitzgibbon, P Enticott, P Fitzgerald

(2016), Vol. 26, pp. 606-616, Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

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2015

Context sensitivity in action decreases along the autism spectrum: a predictive processing perspective

C Palmer, B Paton, M Kirkovski, P Enticott, J Hohwy

(2015), Vol. 282, pp. 1-9, Proceedings. Biological sciences, London, Eng., C1

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Diffusion tensor imaging reveals no white matter impairments among adults with autism spectrum disorder

M Kirkovski, P Enticott, J Maller, S Rossell, P Fitzgerald

(2015), Vol. 233, pp. 64-72, Psychiatry research - neuroimaging, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2013

A review of the role of female gender in autism spectrum disorders

M Kirkovski, P Enticott, P Fitzgerald

(2013), Vol. 43, pp. 2584-2603, Journal of autism and developmental disorders, New York, N. Y., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2017

Kirstyn Louise Paige Windsor

Thesis entitled: An Investigation of Social Cognition and Schizotypal Personality Traits Using Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Peter Hugh Donaldson

Thesis entitled: Social cognition and transcranial stimulation of the temporoparietal junction

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology