- My work principally involves the use of functional neuroimaging techniques to study the brain basis of emotional disturbance in mood and anxiety disorders, including major depression, social anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Related to this work, I have a basic interest in the characterising the functional role of brain corticostriatal, central autonomic and ???default-mode" systems. I participates in several competitively funded national and international research projects, in addition to leading two current NHMRC Project Grants.