Longitudinal neural trajectories of vulnerability versus resilience in adult twins

Dr Gatt is leading a project that focuses on identifying the longitudinal neural trajectories of vulnerability versus resilience in adult twins. The investigators on the project include Dr Justine Gatt (NeuRA/UNSW; CIA), Dr Robin Turner (UNSW; CIB) and Prof Leanne Williams (Stanford University; CIC). This project involves a 9-year and 11-year follow-up of our adult twin cohort from the TWIN-E Emotional Wellbeing Study. Changes in mental health, neurocognitive performance and brain structure and function will be evaluated over time to determine the key predictors of risk versus resilience. By comparing identical to non-identical twins, we will also determine the role of genetics and environment in these pathways.

This project has received funding from the NHMRC (2017-2021).