MAPrc has approximately 50 local and international students completing Ph.D., Masters, Honours and undergraduate degrees in areas including cognitive psychology and neuroscience.   

A wide variety of research projects are available including: psychosis in traumatic brain injury, female hormones in schizophrenia symptom alleviation, mirror neurons and their role in social understanding, and additionally, correlates between cognitive dysfunction and specific symptoms in schizophrenia.  




MAPrc provides a friendly and nurturing environment where students are encouraged to interact with senior staff on issues surrounding research design and analysis. Further, students are given the unique opportunity to be treated like staff members. This includes attending staff meetings, sharing ideas about research, and attending conferences both locally and internationally. This unique student environment is an ideal gateway between being a university student and joining the research workforce. 











Tanya Gilmartin - PhD

Tanya is a PhD candidate at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry The Centre. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Master of Psychology (Clinical) from Australian Catholic University. Her past research focused on alcohol consumption and eating disorders and has been presented at conferences both nationally and internationally.

Tanya has worked as as a registered Psychologist since 2010, gaining endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist in 2011 and recognition as a Clinical Supervisor in 2013. Her Clinical career has been based in Melbourne, focusing on treating personality disorders and eating disorders using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). In 2015 Tanya became the first person in Australia to be trained in Radically Open-DBT (RO-DBT), and has focused on using this treatment approach with clients presenting with personality disorders and eating disorders characterised by overcontrol. She has a wide experience in integrating research and theory in treatment, supervision and program development, as well as training other clinicians in evidence-based approaches. Tanya's proposed PhD protest is designed to extend on her clinical background and training, exploring the relationship between personality pathology and eating pathology among young women to contribute to the understanding of the development of these disorders.