Dr Eugene McTavish

Senior Technical Officer
Neuroscience of Addiction and Mental Health Program

Areas of expertise: programming, statistical modelling, database management, neuroimaging, technical consultation

Email: eugene.mctavish@acu.edu.au

Location: ACU Melbourne Campus

As a Senior Technical Officer, I work primarily within the centre’s Neuroscience of Addiction & Mental Health Program, driving multimodal neuroimaging analysis and applying statistical methods to aid in the cleaning and interpretation of high-dimensional data. In addition, I provide technical support and consultation within the centre and facilitate data management and data processing in local and international collaborations.

Select publications

  • Chye, Y., Kirkham, R., Lorenzetti, V., McTavish, E., Solowij, N., & Yücel, M. (2020). Cannabis, cannabinoids, and brain morphology–A review of the evidence. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.
  • Albertella, L., Le Pelley, M. E., Chamberlain, S. R., Westbrook, F., Lee, R. S., Fontenelle, L. F., Grant JE., Segrave, R., McTavish., E & Yücel, M. (2020). Reward-related attentional capture and cognitive inflexibility interact to determine greater severity of compulsivity-related problems. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 101580.
  • Trevis, J., McTavish, E., Winter, T., Fu, Y., McTavish, J., Wilson, B., Oliver, J., Franz, EA (2019). “Harnessing the Brain’s Neuro-Compensatory Processes: Lessons from a High-Functioning Person with Complete Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum.” Neuropsychologie clinique et appliquée.
  • McTavish, E., Franz., EA (2015). “Connectivity Between the Cerebellum and Inferior Frontal Gyrus in Humans: a Possible Augmentation Function in Cognitive Processing”. Horizons in Neuroscience Research: Volume 21

Accolades and awards

  • 2017 Research Training Program PhD Scholarship
  • 2013 University of Otago Research Master’s Scholarship
  • 2012 University of Otago Summer Studentship


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