Dr Alexandra Gaillard
Neuroscience of Addiction and Mental Health Program
Areas of expertise:
cognitive neuropsychiatry; neuropsychology; psychopharmacology; neuroimaging; data and image analysis
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4852-0238
ACU Melbourne Campus
As Research Officer within the Neuroscience of Addiction and Mental Health Program, I am involved in supporting the conduct of various research projects, assisting with MRI and statistical analyses, grant and manuscript preparation, and student support and supervision.
I completed my PhD at the Centre for Mental Health at Swinburne University, Melbourne while teaching across Neurophysiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Genes and Genomics, and Cardiopulmonary Renal Physiology within the Biomedical Science degrees. My PhD research transected multiple integrated areas of cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, and clinical psychology to explore the role of sex-related functional brain differences in the predisposition to psychosis.
Gaillard, A., Rossell, S. L., Carruthers, S. P., Sumner, P. J., Michie, P. T., Woods, W., Neill, E., Phillipou, A., Toh, W. L., & Hughes, M. E. (2020). Greater activation of the response inhibition network in females compared to males during stop signal task performance. Behavioural Brain Research, 386, 112586. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2020.112586.
Gaillard, A., Fehring, D. J., & Rossell, S. L. (2020). Sex differences in executive control: A systematic review of functional neuroimaging studies. European Journal of Neuroscience, 53(8), 2592-2611. https://doi.org/10.1111.ejn.15107.
Gaillard, A., Fehring, D. J., & Rossell, S. L. (2020). A systematic review and meta-analysis of behavioural sex differences in executive control. European Journal of Neuroscience, 53(2), 519-542, https://doi.org/10.1111.ejn.14946.
Mansouri, F., Fehring, D., Feizpour, A., Gaillard, A., Rosa, M., Rajan, R., & Jaberzadeh, S. (2016). Direct current stimulation of prefrontal cortex modulates error-induced behavioral adjustments. European Journal of Neuroscience, 44(2), 1856-69. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejn.13281.
Mansouri, F., Fehring, D., Gaillard, A., Jaberzadeh, S., & Parkington, H. (2016). Sex dependency of inhibitory control functions. Biology of Sex Differences, 7(11), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13293-016-0065-y.