Professor Paul B. Fitzgerald
Paul B. Fitzgerald, M.B.B.S., M.P.M., Ph.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P.
is Professor of Psychiatry, Deputy Director,
and Consultant Psychiatrist at Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, a
joint research centre of Monash University and the Alfred Hospital in
Melbourne, Australia. He is a qualified psychiatrist, has a Masters of
Psychological Medicine, and a research PhD.
Paul runs a substantive research program utilizing brain stimulation and neuroimaging techniques including transcranial magnetic stimulation, functional and structural MRI, EEG, and near infrared spectroscopy. The program has focused on the conduct of investigative studies of brain function as well as brain dysfunction in a range of disorders including depression, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, substance dependence, and autism. In addition he runs a variety of novel clinical trials in Mood, Anxiety, Psychotic, and Developmental Disorders. These include trials of techniques such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation and deep brain stimulation.
He has published over 90 papers and received grant funding from Australian and US based organizations. He is on the editorial boards of a number of journals including Brain Stimulation.
Paul coauthored Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in the Treatment of Depression, A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Sequential Bilateral Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression, The mechanisms of interhemispheric inhibition in the human motor cortex, Intensity-dependent effects of 1 Hz rTMS on human corticospinal excitability, Exploring the connectivity between the cerebellum and motor cortex in humans, Evidence for Impaired Cortical Inhibition in Schizophrenia Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and Reduced Cerebellar Inhibition in Schizophrenia: A Preliminary Study.
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