Dr Kathryn McCabe
Kathryn was awarded her PhD in 2013, from the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle. Kathryn’s PhD investigated the development of a face processing remediation program for people with schizophrenia using visual scanpath technology under the supervision of Dr Carmel Loughland and A/Prof Mick Hunter. During this time, Kathryn managed the Vision Laboratory at The Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health Research (CTNMH). During her PhD, Kathryn completed a visiting fellowship at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, to conduct follow-up research with the children who participated in Linda’s PhD studies.
Kathryn completed postdoctoral studies at Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) at The University of Sydney under the supervision of Prof. Ian Hickie. With BMRI researchers she developed and tested online and app-based interventions for young people to improve mental health and wellbeing. She recently completed two years as a Autism Research Training Program Postdoctoral Scholar at the 22q11.2 Research Center and Clinic at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Kathryn is experienced with visual scanning, electrophysiology, cognitive and clinical assessment as well as running studies with clinical populations. Kathryn’s main research interests include social cognition and visual processing, and exploring the basis of their impairment in different clinical populations