Sharna D Jamadar
Dr Sharna Jamadar is a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. She is a cognitive neuroscientist who specialises in using multiple neuroimaging techniques to understand cognition in health and disease. Sharna specialises in fusing data between behavioural, psychophysiological (electroencephalography [EEG], oculomotor recordings) and neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging [MRI], positron emission tomography [PET]) techniques, to provide converging insight into cognition in ageing, neurodegenerative illnesses, and psychiatric disorders. Her recent work has focused on the development of simultaneous blood oxygenation level dependent functional MRI / [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose PET (BOLD-fMRI/FDG-PET) protocols to measure brain function in response to a task. Her ultimate goal is to apply these new methods to understand cognitive reserve in ageing.
Dr Jamadar has received numerous Australian and international distinctions for the quality of her work, including Science & Technology Australia's Superstars of STEM program (2019-2020), the Society for Psychophysiological Research Distinguished Early Career Contribution to Psychophysiology (2016), and awards from the US Society for Neuroscience and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.