Dr Melissa Kirkovski

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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

Dr Kirkovski holds an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship within the Cognitive Neuroscience Unit (CNU), School of Psychology, Burwood Campus.


Melissa has experience using a variety of neuro-scientific modalities, including: functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and electroencephalography (EEG).  Her primary research interests involve understanding the neurobiological basis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), with a focus on social cognition and the role of biological sex. She also has experience in taking basic science approaches to understanding the neurobiological mechanisms underlying social cognition.

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Research interests

Autism spectrum disorder, neuroscience, social cognition, neuroimaging, non-invasive 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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2019

A double-blind HD-tDCS/EEG study examining right temporoparietal junction involvement in facial emotion processing

Peter Donaldson, Melissa Kirkovski, Nicole Rinehart, Peter Enticott

(2019), Vol. 14, pp. 681-696, Social neuroscience, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Does fMRI repetition suppression reveal mirror neuron activity in the human brain? Insights from univariate and multivariate analysis

Ian Fuelscher, Karen Caeyenberghs, Peter Enticott, Melissa Kirkovski, Shawna Farquharson, Jarrad Lum, Christian Hyde

(2019), Vol. 50, pp. 2877-2892, European journal of neuroscience, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Increased perseverative errors following high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation over the ventrolateral cortex during probabilistic reversal learning

Natalia Albein-Urios, Henry Chase, Luke Clark, Melissa Kirkovski, Charlotte Davies, Peter Enticott

(2019), Vol. 12, pp. 959-966, Brain stimulation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

High-definition transcranial direct current stimulation in anorexia nervosa: a pilot study

A Phillipou, M Kirkovski, D Castle, C Gurvich, L Abel, S Miles, S Rossell

(2019), Vol. 52, pp. 1274-1280, International Journal of Eating Disorders, London, Eng., C1

journal article

High-definition tDCS to the right temporoparietal junction modulates slow-wave resting state power and coherence in healthy adults

Peter Donaldson, Melissa Kirkovski, Joel Yang, Soukayna Bekkali, Peter Enticott

(2019), Vol. 122, pp. 1735-1744, Journal of neurophysiology, Bethesda, Md., C1

journal article
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 Ycel, 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

journal article

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

journal article
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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article
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

journal article

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

journal article
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

journal article

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

journal article
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, C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2019

Michael Do

Thesis entitled: Multisite Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Safety, Feasibility, Tolerability, and Electro-Neurophysiology

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

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