Sarah Haines

Sarah Haines BA, GradDipPsych (Hons)

Research Assistant, Therapeutic brain Stimulation Team

Sarah Haines is a Research Assistant for the Therapeutic Brain Stimulation Team at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre. She has clinical and research experience with psychiatric populations including major depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, as well as neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. She is passionate about patient-centred care and maintains a strong focus on respect and sensitivity toward the patient’s experience.

Sarah is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, Australasian Brain Stimulation Society, and Eating Disorders Victoria.

Sarah has demonstrated an aptitude for research, receiving first class honours at the University of Melbourne for her research thesis and the Dean’s commendation for academic excellence at Monash University. She intends to pursue her clinical research career through a Doctorate of Psychology in 2019.

Current Research

Sarah is currently coordinating a research program focused on developing novel therapeutic brain stimulation techniques to treat Alzheimer’s disease. She is also involved in research investigating the efficacy of Ketamine as a treatment for depression. Sarah is also coordinating an upcoming multi-site clinical research trial looking at personalised brain stimulation approaches for treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. As part of her role Sarah recruits participants and administers neuropsychological assessments.

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