Dr Caroline Gurvich

 Dr Caroline Gurvich BA/BSc (hons), DPsych (ClinNeuro), MAPS

Caroline is a Senior Research Fellow and a clinical neuropsychologist at MAPrc.
Caroline is the Deputy Director of the Women’s Mental Health division at MAPrc and leads the Cognitive Neuroscience research unit within the Women’s Mental Health division. Caroline’s research explores the interplay between biological factors (such as genetic effects and hormones) and lifestyle factors (such as trauma and stress) on cognition in mental illness. Caroline has also recently established a clinical neuropsychology service that runs through MAPrc.

Caroline has close collaborations with Prof Susan Rossell, Director: Centre for Mental Health, Swinburne University, and her cognitive neuropsychiatry team.  Together, they have established an ongoing genes and cognition biodatabank to better understand genetic mechanisms underpinning cognitive disturbances across the psychosis continuum.

Key areas of interest
Eye movements in psychiatry
Sex hormones and cognition
Stress hormones, trauma and cognition
Dopaminergic genes and cognition 
Cognition across the psychosis continuum: schizotypy to schizophrenia
If you would like to find out more about Caroline’s research, please contact her: caroline.gurvich@monash.edu
Selected Papers
Myles, J., Rossell, S., Phillipou, Thomas, E., Gurvich, C. Insights to the schizophrenia continuum: A systematic review of saccadic eye movements in schizotypy and biological relatives of schizophrenia patients. Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews, 72, 278-300. 
Gurvich, C; Bozaoglu, K; Neill, E; Van Rheenen, T; Tan, E; Louise, S & Rossell, S. (2015)The dopamine D1 receptor gene is associated with negative schizotypy in a non-clinical sample Psychiatry Research, 235, 213-214.
Gurvich, C., & Rossell., S (2015) Editorial: Cognition across the psychiatric disorder spectrum: From mental health to clinical diagnosis Frontiers in Psychiatry 6(AUG), 110. 
Carruthers S, Gurvich C, Rossell, S. (2015) The muscarinic system, cognition and schizophrenia. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 55:393-402. 
Louise, S., Gurvich, C., Neill, E., Tan, E., Van Rheenen, T., & Rossell, S. (2015) Schizotypal traits are associated with impairments in executive functioning and working memory in healthy adults, Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6(JUN) 79. 
Gurvich, C., & Rossell, S. L. (2015). Dopamine and cognitive control: Sex-by-genotype interactions influence the capacity to switch attention. Behav Brain Res, 281C, 96-101. 
Gurvich, C. T., & Rossell, S. L. (2014). Genetic variations in dopamine and inhibitory control: Lack of influence on action restraint. Behav Brain Res, 267C, 12-16. 
Neill, E., Gurvich, C., & Rossell, S. L. (2014). Category fluency in schizophrenia research: is it an executive or semantic measure? Cogn Neuropsychiatry, 19(1), 81-95. 
Warren, A., Gurvich, C., Worsley, R., & Kulkarni, J. (2014). A systematic review of the impact of oral contraceptives on cognition. Contraception, 90(2), 111-116. 
Gurvich, C., Maller, J. J., Lithgow, B., Haghgooie, S., & Kulkarni, J. (2013). Vestibular insights into cognition and psychiatry. Brain Res, 1537, 244-259. 
Kulkarni, J., Gurvich, C.,. . . Davis, S. R. (2010). Piloting the effective therapeutic dose of adjunctive selective estrogen receptor modulator treatment in postmenopausal women with schizophrenia. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35(8), 1142-1147. 
Gurvich, C. T., Fitzgerald, P. B., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., & White, O. B. (2008). Saccadic impairment in schizophrenia with prominent negative symptoms. Neuroreport, 19(14), 1435-1439. 
Winograd-Gurvich, C., Fitzgerald, P. B., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Millist, L., & White, O. (2008). Inhibitory control and spatial working memory: a saccadic eye movement study of negative symptoms in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Res, 157(1-3), 9-19. 
Gurvich, C., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Fitzgerald, P. B., Millist, L., & White, O. B. (2007). Inhibitory control and spatial working memory in Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord, 22(10), 1444-1450. 
Winograd-Gurvich, C., Fitzgerald, P. B., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Bradshaw, J. L., & White, O. B. (2006). Negative symptoms: A review of schizophrenia, melancholic depression and Parkinson's disease. Brain Res Bull, 70(4-6), 312-321. 
Winograd-Gurvich, C., et al (2006). Ocular motor differences between melancholic and non-melancholic depression. J Affect Disord, 93(1-3), 193-203. 
Winograd-Gurvich, C., et al (2006). Self-paced and reprogrammed saccades: differences between melancholic and non-melancholic depression. Neurosci Res, 56(3), 253-260. 
Winograd-Gurvich, C., et al., (2006). Self-paced saccades and saccades to oddball targets in Parkinson's disease. Brain Res, 1106(1), 134-141.
Student Supervision and Research Team members
Current Student Supervision
Elizabeth Thomas (Monash University, PhD)
Jacqueline Riddiford, (Monash University, PhD)
Heather Gilbert (Monash University, PhD)
Sean Carruthers (Swinburne University, PhD)
Joshua Kontrobarksy BMedSci (Hons)
Jacinta Cheng BMedSci (Hons)
Research Assistant
Ms Jessica Myles (Current)
Ms Stephanie Louise (Past)
Completed Student Supervision
Sacha Filia (Monash University, PhD 2016)
Phillip Law (Monash University, PhD 2017)
Mehrnaz Shoushstarian (Monash University, PhD  2008).
Kay McCauley (Monash University, PhD 2009)
Annabelle Warren BMedSci (Hons) 2014
Elizabeth Thomas BBioMedSci (Hons) 2014
Jessica Myles Psychology (Hons) 2014
Stephanie Louise Psychology (Hons) 2013
Peter Donaldson Psychology (Hons) 2013
Jacqueline Riddiford Psychology (Hons) 2012
Abhasiri Chutikul Psychology (Hons) 2010
Clare Stevenson BBehNeuroscience (Hons) 2010