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Professor Hugh Garavan

Adjunct Associate Professor (Psychology)


My primary degree was in Psychology from University College Dublin which I completed in 1990. I then moved to the USA, to Bowling Green State University in Ohio where I completed my PhD in 1995 under the supervision of Michael Doherty. My thesis was a study of attentional processes in working memory and demonstrated that there in an limit of just one item to which we can attend within working memory. Next, I moved to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York where I studied the effects of perinatal lead and prenatal cocaine exposure on cognitive abilities in a rodent model. In 1997, I started a postdoc with Elliot Stein at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. It was there that I started neuroimaging research on cocaine users. I took a lecturer position in Trinity College Dublin in 2000, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2005 and an Associate Professor in 2007. I was elected a Fellow of TCD in 2004 and was the first Director of Functional Imaging in the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (2003 - 2006). I will be the Director of Undergraduate Learning and Teaching for 2010-2012. I also have appointments at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Wisconsin and the Nathan Kline Institute in New York.
 Neurocognitive risk and protective factors for addiction
 The role of executive functions in cocaine abuse (continuation)
 Reinforcement-related behaviour in normal brain function and psychopathology
 A biofeedback-based training programme to improve attention and impulsivity in Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
 Structural and functional neuroimaging in people with velo-cardio-facial syndrome.

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Programme Committee for the International Neuropsychology Society Meeting in Dublin (July 2005) 2005
Programme Committee for the European Brain and Behaviour Society Meeting in Dublin (September 2005) 2005
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Member: Organisation for Human Brain Mapping
Fitzgerald J, Johnson K, Kehoe E, Bokde AL, Garavan H, Gallagher L, McGrath J, Disrupted Functional Connectivity in Dorsal and Ventral Attention Networks During Attention Orienting in Autism Spectrum Disorders., Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research, 8, (2), 2015, p136-152 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cury C, Toro R, Cohen F, Fischer C, Mhaya A, Samper-González J, Hasboun D, Mangin JF, Banaschewski T, Bokde AL, Bromberg U, Buechel C, Cattrell A, Conrod P, Flor H, Gallinat J, Garavan H, Gowland P, Heinz A, Ittermann B, Lemaitre H, Martinot JL, Nees F, Paillère Martinot ML, Orfanos DP, Paus T, Poustka L, Smolka MN, Walter H, Whelan R, Frouin V, Schumann G, Glaunès JA, Colliot O, Incomplete Hippocampal Inversion: A Comprehensive MRI Study of Over 2000 Subjects., Frontiers in neuroanatomy, 9, 2015, p160 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Da Mota, B., Fritsch, V., Varoquaux, G., Banaschewski, T., Barker, G.J., Bokde, A.L.W., Bromberg, U., Conrod, P., Gallinat, J., Garavan, H., Martinot, J.-L., Nees, F., Paus, T., Pausova, Z., Rietschel, M., Smolka, M.N., Ströhle, A., Frouin, V., Poline, J.-B., Thirion, B., Randomized parcellation based inference, NeuroImage, 89, 2014, p203-215 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
PaillÃ"re Martinot,Marie Laure M.L., Lemaître,Hervé S. H.S., Artiges,à ric E., Miranda,Rubén R., Goodman,Robert R., PenttilÃ",Jani J., Struve,Maren M., Fadai,Tahmine T., Kappel,Viola V., Poustka,Luise L., Conrod,Patricia J. P.J., Banaschewski,Tobias T., Barbot,Alexis A., Barker,Gareth J. G.J., BÃ"chel,Christian C., Flor,Herta H., Gallinat,JÃ"rgen L. J.L., Garavan,Hugh H., Heinz,Andreas M. A.M., Ittermann,Bernd B., Lawrence,Claire B. C.B., Loth,Eva E., Mann,Karl K., PauÅ¡,Tomáš T., Pausová,Zdenka Z., Rietschel,Marcella M., Robbins,Trevor W. T.W., SmóÅ'ka,Michael N. M.N., Schumann,Gunter G., Martinot -Jean Luc J.L., White-matter microstructure and gray-matter volumes in adolescents with subthreshold bipolar symptoms, Molecular Psychiatry, 19, (4), 2014, p462-470 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Jacobson Mcewen,S. C. S.C., Connolly,Colm G. C.G., Kelly,Amanda M C A.M.C., Kelleher,Ian I., O'Hanlon,Erik E., Clarke,Mary Catherine M.C., Blanchard,Mathieu M. M.M., Mcnamara,Sinead M. S.M., Connor,Dearbhla J. D.J., Sheehan,E. E., Donohoe,Gary J. G.J., Cannon,Mary D. M.D., Garavan,Hugh H., Resting-state connectivity deficits associated with impaired inhibitory control in non-treatment-seeking adolescents with psychotic symptoms, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 129, (2), 2014, p134-142 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Kühn S, Lorenz R, Banaschewski T, Barker GJ, Büchel C, Conrod PJ, Flor H, Garavan H, Ittermann B, Loth E, Mann K, Nees F, Artiges E, Paus T, Rietschel M, Smolka MN, Ströhle A, Walaszek B, Schumann G, Heinz A, Gallinat J, Positive association of video game playing with left frontal cortical thickness in adolescents., PloS one, 9, (3), 2014, pe91506 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Dickie EW, Tahmasebi A, French L, Kovacevic N, Banaschewski T, Barker GJ, Bokde A, Büchel C, Conrod P, Flor H, Garavan H, Gallinat J, Gowland P, Heinz A, Ittermann B, Lawrence C, Mann K, Martinot JL, Nees F, Nichols T, Lathrop M, Loth E, Pausova Z, Rietschel M, Smolka MN, Ströhle A, Toro R, Schumann G, Paus T, Global genetic variations predict brain response to faces., PLoS genetics, 10, (8), 2014, pe1004523 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Tzschoppe J, Nees F, Banaschewski T, Barker GJ, Büchel C, Conrod PJ, Garavan H, Heinz A, Loth E, Mann K, Martinot JL, Smolka MN, Gallinat J, Ströhle A, Struve M, Rietschel M, Schumann G, Flor H, Aversive learning in adolescents: modulation by amygdala-prefrontal and amygdala-hippocampal connectivity and neuroticism., Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 39, (4), 2014, p875-84 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Connolly, Colm G Bell, Ryan P Foxe, John J Garavan, Hugh , Dissociated grey matter changes with prolonged addiction and extended abstinence in cocaine users , PloS one , 8 , (3 ), 2013, pe59645 -, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Montigny C, Castellanos-Ryan N, Whelan R, Banaschewski T, Barker GJ, Büchel C, Gallinat J, Flor H, Mann K, Paillère-Martinot ML, Nees F, Lathrop M, Loth E, Paus T, Pausova Z, Rietschel M, Schumann G, Smolka MN, Struve M, Robbins TW, Garavan H, Conrod PJ, A phenotypic structure and neural correlates of compulsive behaviors in adolescents., PloS one, 8, (11), 2013, pe80151 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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Award Date
Postgraduate Research Fellowship 1993-1994
Fellow, Trinity College Dublin 2004
Human cognition (executive functions, working memory); Functional neuroimaging of cognitive and affective processes; Neuroimaging of clinical disorders; Drug addiction.