Dr Alexis Whitton

Alexis Whitton2016 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellow

Dr Alexis Whitton has been awarded the 2016 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellowship to further her research into the early detection of bipolar disorder. She is a CJ Martin Overseas Biomedical Fellow. Alexis’s research will focus on early signs of abnormal brain functioning which help predict the emergence of manic symptoms in depressed young adults and will be conducted at Harvard Medical School, the Brain & Mind Institute and Headspace in Sydney.

Alexis studied her Bachelor of Psychology, Joint Masters of Clinical Psychology and PhD at the University of New South Wales. She was involved in developing Australia’s first stand-alone web and mobile phone intervention for depression, anxiety and stress, known as ‘myCompass’ with the Black Dog Institute.