President Clive & Dr Amanda Boyes

We were very lucky to have Dr Amanda Boyes BPsychSc/BCCJ (Hons) Griff., BSocSc(Psych)(Hons) Sunshine Coast, PhD Sunshine Coast Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Youth Mental Health) Thompson Institute from USC as our Guest Speaker on Friday.

A postdoctoral research fellow and team leader on the Longitudinal Adolescent Brain Study (LABS) at the Thompson Institute. Her PhD project investigated neurobiological markers of resilience in early adolescence, with a focus on the brain’s subcortical grey matter volume.

Amanda’s psychology honours project investigated the relationship between the brain’s cortical thickness, cognition and psychological distress in early adolescence.

She is involved in a range of research activities on LABS, including participant assessments, ethics, data analysis and writing journal articles. She is also active in LABS neuroimaging data auditing and processing.

Amanda has been recognised for her work with significant awards including the UniSC Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Service.

A very interesting presentation enjoyed by all.