Welcome to the Baby Brain Research Project


The Baby Brain Research Project team is pleased to announce that a new study will be commencing in the second half of 2021. More details will become available soon – watch this space!

The Baby Brain Research Project is a research collaboration between Deakin University’s Cognitive Neuroscience Unit and The Cairnmillar Institute’s School of Psychology, Counselling, and Psychotherapy. The Baby Brain Research Project was founded in 2015 and is the brain child of lead researchers Dr. Melissa Hayden and PhD candidate Ms. Sasha Davies.

The Baby Brain Research Project aims to learn more about how pregnancy may impact human cognition by using safe, non-invasive neuroscience approaches such as electroencephalography (EEG), and standardised  behavioural cognitive tasks.

Since its conception, the Baby Brain Research Project has grown to include Deakin University’s Prof. Linda Byrne as associate supervisor, Assoc. Prof. Jarrad Lum and Dr. Elizabeth Westrupp as contributing investigators, and Ms. Vickie Dobbin as Masters of Psychology (Clinical) candidate researcher.

For further information, please visit the “Projects” tab at the top of this page or click HERE.

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