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College Photo Name Garavan, Hugh Patrick
Main Department Psychology
College Title Adjunct Associate Professor
E-mail hugh.garavan@tcd.ie
College Tel  
Web http://tcdlocalportal.tcd.ie/pls/public/staff.detail?p_unit=psychology&p_name=garavanh
Fax +353 1 896 3183
 
Biography
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.
 
Representations
Details Date
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
 
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Member: Organisation for Human Brain Mapping
 
Awards and Honours
Award Date
Postgraduate Research Fellowship 1993-1994
Fellow, Trinity College Dublin 2004
 
Languages
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
 
Description of Research Interests
Human cognition (executive functions, working memory); Functional neuroimaging of cognitive and affective processes; Neuroimaging of clinical disorders; Drug addiction.
 
Research Interests
ACTIVATION AGE-RELATED-CHANGES ANATOMY ATTENTION
Addiction BRAIN ACTIVATION Brain Imaging CARD SORTING TEST
CEREBRAL BLOOD-FLOW COLOR-WORD TASK FRONTAL-LOBE FUNCTIONAL MRI
GO/NO-GO DISCRIMINATION INFERIOR PREFRONTAL CORTEX NEURAL ACTIVITY PERFORMANCE
PET POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY POSITRON-EMISSION-TOMOGRAPHY PREFRONTAL CORTEX
REGIONAL BRAIN ACTIVITY TASKS VERBAL WORKING-MEMORY
 
Research Projects
Project title Neurocognitive risk and protective factors for addiction
Summary €300,000 (Principal Investigator)
Funding Agency Health Research Board
Programme
Type of Project
Date from 2008
Date to 2011
Person Months


Project title The role of executive functions in cocaine abuse (continuation)
Summary $814,000 (Principal Investigator)
Funding Agency National Institute of Drug Abuse
Programme
Type of Project
Date from 2006
Date to 2010
Person Months


Project title Reinforcement-related behaviour in normal brain function and psychopathology
Summary €10 million (Prinicipal Investigator (Ireland component))
Funding Agency EU Framework 6
Programme
Type of Project
Date from 2006
Date to 2011
Person Months


Project title A biofeedback-based training programme to improve attention and impulsivity in Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Summary €300,000 (Co-Applicant)
Funding Agency Health Research Board
Programme
Type of Project
Date from 2009
Date to 2012
Person Months


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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Simões-Franklin, C., Hester, R., Shpaner, M., Foxe, J., & Garavan, H. , Executive Function and Error Detection: The Effect of Motivation on Cingulate and Ventral Striatum Activity. , Human Brain Mapping, 31, 2010, p458 - 469
Roberts, GM and Garavan, H , Evidence of increased activation underlying cognitive control in ecstasy and cannabis users, NeuroImage, 52, (2), 2010, p429-435
TARA - Full Text
Schumann, G., Loth, E., Banaschewski, T, Barker, G., PhD, Buechel, C., Conrod, P.J., Dalley, J.W., Flor, H., Gallinat, J., Garavan, H., Heinz, A., Itterman, B., Lathrop, M., Martinot, J.-L., Mann, K., Poline, J.B., Robbins, T.W., Rietschel, M., Reed, L., Smolka, M., Spanagel, R., Stephens, D.N., Stroehle, A., Paus, T. and the IMAGEN consortium. , The IMAGEN study: Reinforcement-related behaviour in normal brain function and psychopathology, Molecular Psychiatry
Garavan, H.,, The Insula and Drug Cravings, Brain Structure & Function
Richardson, T., & Garavan, H. , Correlations between hypomania and measures of impulsivity and risk taking behaviours in an international sample of undergraduate students, The Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences
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