I'm a researcher at the University of Melbourne, Australia. I hold a joint appointment between the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, a centre within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, and the Melbourne School of Engineering. I'm grateful to the NHMRC and ARC for supporting my research. I currently hold the NHMRC CDF.
My research is in: i) developing computational methods and mathematical models to analyse large-scale human brain networks (i.e. the human connectome) in health and disease; and, ii) applying these approaches in collaboration with neuroscientists and psychiatrists to understand mental illness in terms of the systems-level function of the brain. I employ a multidisciplinary approach that combines mathematical modelling and network science with real-life brain imaging data acquired in psychiatric populations.
I developed the network-based statistic, a bioinformatic method that is widely implemented in brain image analysis software. I'm also recognised for publishing some of the first neuroimaging evidence of connectome pathology in schizophrenia. I've co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed papers, two of which currently feature in Essential Science Indicators' most highly cited list.
Please vist my homepage to find out more about my research: www.andrewzalesky.com