Dr Caroline Gurvich



Dr Caroline Gurvich

Caroline is a Senior Research Fellow and a clinical neuropsychologist.

Caroline is the Deputy Director, MAPrc and Deputy Driector of the Women’s Mental Health Division at MAPrc, and Head of the “Hormones and Cognition Group".  Caroline combines neuropsychological assessments with eye movement research to clearly characterise cognition.  She has a particular interest in how hormones influence cognitive functioning in mental health and illness. 

Caroline has over 75 publications that have ultimately contributed to a better understanding of how biological factors influence symptoms and cognition in mental health and mental illness. She is the recipient of several awards, prizes and competitive grant funding, including NHMRC project grants, an NHMRC early career fellowship, Rebecca Cooper Foundation project grant as well as institutional and philanthropic funding. She is a dedicated supervisor to PhD candidates, honours students, neuropsychology registrars and medical student placements. Caroline has established ongoing biodatabanks to better understand biological mechanisms underpinning symptoms across a range of neuropsychiatric disorders.  

Caroline is also passionate about gender equity in science and is the Chair of the central clinical school Gender Equity Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) committee.


Current projects and key areas of interest

Sex hormones and cognition

Eye movements in psychiatry

Stress hormones, early life adversity and cognition

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Student Supervision and Research Team members

For available PhD projects: For Project Details Click Here

Current PhD Supervision

Current Neuropsychology registrar supervision

 Current Post-doctoral Supervions

Current (2020) honours supervision

Current (2020) medical student research placement supervision

Completed PhD Candidates Supervision