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Dr Peter Enticott
Dr Peter Enticott is a Senior Research Fellow and registered psychologist.
Peter’s group conducts neuroscience research into autism spectrum disorder (ASD, including autism and Asperger's syndrome) and related aspects of social cognition.
He employs a range of techniques, including non-invasive brain stimulation (TMS, tDCS), electrophysiology (EEG, EMG), neuroimaging (fMRI, PET), and neurocognitive assessment. Peter is particularly interested in the brain basis of ASD, the use of non-invasive brain stimulation to improve clinical and neurophysiological aspects of ASD, and the way in which the brain allows us to understand and respond to our social environment (e.g., empathy, emotion processing, mentalising).
Peter has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers and been awarded over $2.7M in competitive grant funding. He is currently funded by a Career Development Fellowship (CDF) from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), and holds active grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation. In 2012 Peter received a Young Tall Poppy Science Award from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.
If you would like to find out more about Peter’s research, please contact email@example.com
ASD Projects Currently Recruiting
A clinical trial of deep rTMS in autism spectrum disorder (adults with ASD)
Perceptual decision making in autism spectrum disorder (18-65 year-olds with 'high-functioning' ASD)
Understanding movement and handwriting in children (8-12 year-olds with 'high-functioning' ASD)
MAPrc ASD Research Group Members
Research Staff: Dr Bernadette Fitzgibbon
Ms Melissa Kirkovski
Ms Amity Green
Current Students: Ms Melissa Kirkovski (PhD)
Mr Colin Palmer (PhD)
Ms Sophie Andrews (DPsych)
Mr Ryan Kaplan (DPsych)
Ms Nicci Grace (DPsych)
Ms Jacqui Riddiford (DPsych)
Ms Hayley Caulfield (Hons)
Mr Peter Donaldson (Hons)
Past Staff/Students: Ms Danielle Pogos (Hons)
Mr Aron Hill (Hons)
Ms Miranda Tanamas (Hons)
Mr Jed Burgess (Hons)
Ms Sara Arnold (RA)
Ms Bronwyn Harrison (RA)
Mr Scott May (BMedSci/RA)
Ms Kaitlyn Nibaldi (Hons)
Ms Kristal Lau (Hons)
Ms Laura Krause (Hons)
Ms Tamara May (Hons)
Mrs Hayley Kennedy (PGDip/RA)
Ms Claire Donne (Hons)
Selected Recent Papers
Enticott, P. G., Fitzgibbon, B. M., Kennedy, H. A., Arnold, S. L., Elliot, D., Peachey, A., Zangen, A., & Fitzgerald, P. B. (in press, 23/10/2013). A double-blind, randomized trial of deep repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for autism spectrum disorder. Brain Stimulation.
Enticott, P. G., Kennedy, H. A., Rinehart, N. J., Tonge, B. J., Bradshaw, J. L., & Fitzgerald, P. B. (2013). GABAergic activity in autism spectrum disorders: An investigation of cortical inhibition via transcranial magnetic stimulation. Neuropharmacology, 68, 202-209.
Hill, A. T., Fitzgibbon, B. M., Arnold, S. L., Rinehart, N. J., Fitzgerald, P. B., & Enticott, P. G. (2013). Modulation of putative mirror neuron activity by both positively and negatively valenced affective stimuli: A TMS study. Behavioural Brain Research, 249, 116-123.
Enticott, P. G., Kennedy, H. A., Rinehart, N. J., Tonge, B. J., Bradshaw, J. L., Taffe, J. R., . . . Fitzgerald, P. B. (2012). Mirror neuron activity associated with social impairments but not age in autism spectrum disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 71(5), 427-433.