BBRG plays an ‘ACE’!

Professor Vicki Bitsika of the BBRG is currently engaged in a research partnership with Ashton’s Place child care centres in Queensland, Sydney and Melbourne to develop and evaluate the effects of a specialised evidence-based intervention for preschool children...

ACE Project

Depression and Prostate Cancer

Professors Chris Sharpley, Vicki Bitsika and David Christie, from Biomedical Sciences, have had their major review paper on depression in prostate cancer patients (“Depression and prostate cancer: Some implications for urologists and urologic oncologists”)...

BBRG in (the) Bath

Professors Chris Sharpley and Vicki Bitsika recently delivered an invited keynote address on their research into sex differences in autism to a conference held by the Centre for Applied Autism Research at the University of Bath, England (pictured above are the...

A ‘gem’ for Autism in Crete

As part of their research project about the treatment for people with Autism in different nations, Professors Vicki Bitsika and Chris Sharpley from the BBRG recently visited the Center for Special Children in Heraklion, Crete. Called “Zoodochos Pigi” (meaning “The...

BBRG in the world olive capital

The word for the brain section known as the ‘amydgala’ is derived from the Ancient Greek for ‘olive’ because of its shape. The amygdala is generally accepted as a key area in the brain for emotions such as anxiety and fear, so it is fitting that Professors Chris...

BBRG Postcard from Athens

As part of its ongoing community-focused research programme, Professors Vicki Bitsika and Chris Sharpley recently renewed their 2018 research collaboration with staff at the Athens Special Treatment Unit for Autistics,  Community Mental Health Centre for...

BBRG rolls into the South Pacific

Professor Chris Sharpley (BBRG) recently joined Professor Vicki Bitsika and Dr Aude Etournaud from the Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD) at Bond University in a two-week trip to New Caledonia to help develop more effective services for children with autism...

Student Profile: Bernard Borserio

Bernard Borserio is a new Masters of Science (Neuroscience) student in the BBRG, who also works as a Support Facilitator with the national Partners in Recovery mental health program to assist those with severe and persistent mental health concerns and complex needs...

Student Profile: Kimaya Sarmukadam

PhD student Kimaya Sarmukadam has just entered the 2nd year of her research program with the BBRG. In her research Kim is examining the relationship between brain connectivity and sensory features in individuals with Austism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Sensory...