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About Emma Barkus

Dr. Emma Barkus was previously employed at the University of Manchester and the Institute of Psychiatry in the UK in research positions before coming to the University of Wollongong in 2010. Dr. Barkus brought with her a NARSAD fellowship and has since been involved in a Medical Research Council, UK, grant which was successful. Her research interests are ccentred on risk factors for psychosis including stress, drug use, subjective experiences with cannabis and genetics. Another focus of her research is identifying pharmacological treatments for the cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. It is hoped that by identifying the mechanisms which underpin the risk factors for psychosis we can better understand the processes which lead someone to develop this often lifelong and severe disorder. Additionally with a greater understanding we will be in a better position to inform people about the risk attached to their lifestyle decisions.


Present Lecturer, Psychology, Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences, University of Wollongong

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Phone: +61 2 4221 8134
Office: 41.143


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