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Melanie Clark

Ms, BPsych Curtin

  • The University of Western Australia (M572), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 21 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20152019
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Personal profile

Biography

Melanie is an early career researcher with an interest in the impact of severe mental illness upon daily role functioning, and the epidemiology of severe mental illness. Melanie began her career working casually for the School of Psychology at Curtin University of Technology as a research assistant for the Positive Parenting program. After completing her honours year, Melanie began working as a Research Assistant for the Western Australian Family Study of Schizophrenia (WAFSS).
Growing up in a rural/remote region of Western Australia with minimal access to services sparked Melanie's interest in the impact of health upon a person's daily functioning. The stigma surrounding mental ill-health further intrigued her and lead her to a career in psychology.

Roles and responsibilities

Melanie is a Research Associate in the School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences with a specialisation in cognitive testing and data management at the Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry (CCRN). She is interested in the epidemiology of schizophrenia and related disorders. Her role for CCRN includes recruitment, cognitive and diagnostic assessment, data management and data analysis for the WAFSS.
Melanie also works casually for the School of Sport Science, Exercise, and Health as a cognitive assessor and trainer of assessors for the Preventia Project.

Future research

Melanie is beginning a PhD with CCRN looking at the role of communication in schizophrenia.

Current projects

Currently Melanie is working with A/Prof Johanna Badcock on studies of high schizotypes, and with A/Prof Flavie Waters on studies of visual hallucinations and sensory deprivation.

Languages

English

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 21 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 7 Article
  • 2 Letter
  • 1 Abstract/Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Comment/debate
1 Citation (Scopus)
50 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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Personality Assessment
Endophenotypes
Cognition
Schizophrenia
Personality
1 Citation (Scopus)
Blindness
Schizophrenia
Population
Cortical Blindness
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