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Professor Sheila Crewther Professor, Psychology

SGC began her studies at Melbourne University with a double major in Zoology & Psychology, Hons and MSc in Pharmacol/Comp Physiology under Prof G. Burnstock. She completed her PhD in Behavioural & Molecular Neuroscience at Caltech under Nobel Prize Winner Professor Roger Sperry.
SGC is currently leader of a very active multidisciplinary laboratory studying the behavioural, cognitive and molecular neuroscience associated with environmental effects on vision, and neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative anomalies in humans and animal models. SGC has published widely with over 190 peer reviewed publications, >3600 citations, a h-index of 34 and i10 index of 102. SGC has professional qualifications in Neuropsych, Optometry and Education and led the 2003 Vic. Govt Dept of Human Services Review of Autism Services 0-6 years and funding for Autism Services in 2009, and her research initiated the ongoing Optometry Australia’s Children’s Vision Campaign. Most recently, SGC has revisited her early interest in the molecular bases of environmentally driven vision and brain disorders (see pubs below). The aim of her research is to understand and design better therapeutic and behavioural management regimes for myopia, amblyopia, neurodevelopmental disorders and adults post-stroke.


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