Tune in to this alumni webinar with Dr Tim J. Silk as he discusses his key findings from The Neuroimaging of the Children’s Attention Project (NICAP).
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, affecting 7 per cent of school-age children in Australia. ADHD affects a child's academic, cognitive, social, and mental health functioning, with the majority experiencing impairments that persist into adulthood. Dr Silk currently leads The Neuroimaging of the Children’s Attention Project (NICAP) collecting longitudinal neuroimaging data in order to understand how brain structure and function change across late childhood to early adolescence for children with and without ADHD, and how those changes reflect ADHD symptom severity and functional outcomes. Dr Silk will discuss some of the key findings from NICAP as well as some of the complexities and challenges in collecting MRI data to understand the developing brain.
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Dr Tim Silk is a cognitive neuroscientist specialising in paediatric neurodevelopmental imaging to understand the brain-behaviour interface; when and where that goes awry. Specifically, he's focused on identifying neuroimaging markers that can be used to distinguish children with neurodevelopmental disorders, monitor progression, and predict likely outcomes or treatment responses.
Dr Silk studied both his Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience and his PhD at Monash University and the Howard Florey Institute. He then completed two years of post-doctoral research at the Queensland Brain Institute before returning to Melbourne to commence at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He worked there for nine years before starting at Deakin University in April 2018, where he heads the Brain and Cognitive Development Lab in the School of Psychology.
Date and time
Thursday 27 June 2019