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NHMRC Early Career Fellow

BSc (Hons) MClin Neuropsych PhD

Dr Ashleigh Lin completed Master of Clinical Neuropsychology and PhD degrees at The University of Melbourne. Ashleigh held postdoctoral research positions at Orygen The National Centre for Youth Mental Health and The University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom before taking up her current role at the Telethon Kids Institute in 2014. She is currently a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Research Fellow.

Ashleigh's research is focused on early detection and intervention for mental health problems in adolescents and young adults. She is particularly interested the mental health of vulnerable groups of people, such as gender diverse and trans young people, Aboriginal youth, and people at risk for psychosis. Ashleigh works closely with youth mental health service providers, such as headspace, Youth Focus, Early Intervention in Psychosis Services and Youth Mental Health. Her current projects include: a study of the mental health and care pathways of trans young people; exploring the overlap between autism and psychosis; a multi-site trial of omega-3 fatty acids for treating depression in young people; a collaborative project to engage Nyoongar young people in mental health services; and studying wellbeing of children and adolescents with chronic medical conditions, particularly type 1 diabetes. Ashleigh is available to supervise honours, masters and PhD students.