Marta Garrido

  • Associate Professor
  • The University of Melbourne

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Associate Professor Marta Garrido leads the Cognitive Neuroscience and Computational Psychiatry Laboratory and is the Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Hub at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences. Marta is also a Research Program Lead at the Graeme Clark Institute for Biomedical Engineering, at The University of Melbourne. Marta initially trained in Engineering Physics at the University of Lisbon, and then did a PhD in Neuroscience at University College London. Marta’s team uses a combination of brain imaging techniques and computational modelling to understand how the brains of typical individuals and people with psychiatric conditions learn from experience and make decisions. To date, Marta has produced 80 peer-reviewed publications some in the world’s most prestigious journals including Science, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Nature Neuroscience, eLife, Current Biology, and PNAS. Her work has been cited over 6000 times and she has secured A$23 million in competitive funding as a chief investigator. The quality of Marta’s work has been recognised by prestigious awards including the 2020 Paxinos-Watson Prize from the Australasian Neuroscience Society and the 2019 Aubrey Lewis Award from Biological Psychiatry Australia. Marta is a former DECRA fellow, the past Chair of the Organisation for Human Brain Mapping, Australian Chapter, and an advocate for Open Science.

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