Dr Haeme Park
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Haeme Park

Postdoctoral fellow, Gatt Resilience Group, NeuRA, 2019 - 2022

Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University, 2015 - 2019

PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group, The University of Auckland, 2015

Research area and interest

My main research interests lie at the intersection of cognitive, clinical, and personality research domains using neuroimaging methods (structural and functional MRI). More specifically, I am interested in examining brain-behaviour relationships that underpin resilience to mental disorders, and the influence of behavioural and personality variables that may modulate such relationships. These may include cognitive and emotional factors, such as executive functioning and facial emotion processing, and personality factors, such as schizotypal personality.

Research areas: cognitive neuroscience, mental wellbeing, resilience, schizotypy, emotion processing, reward and motivation.


Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). Room 2.02, Margarete Ainsworth Building, Barker Street, Randwick


  • Chilver, M.R., Park, H.R.P., Schofield, P.R., Clark, C.R., Williams, L.M., & Gatt, J.M. (2022). Emotional face processing correlates with depression/anxiety symptoms but not wellbeing in non-clinical adults: An event-related potential study. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 145, 18-26. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.11.038
  • Kirschner, M., Hodzic-Santor, B., Antoniades, M., Nenadic, I., Kircher, T., Krug, A., . . . Park, H.R.P., . . . Modinos, G. (in press). Cortical and subcortical neuroanatomical signatures of schizotypy in 2,952 individuals assessed in a worldwide ENIGMA study. Molecular Psychiatry. doi:10.1038/s41380-021-01359-9 
  • Park, H.R.P., Chilver, M.R., Montalto, A., Jamshidi, J., Schofield, P.R., Williams, L.M., & Gatt, J.M. (2021). Associations between mental wellbeing and fMRI neural bases underlying responses to positive emotion in a twin sample. Psychological Medicine, 1-9. doi:10.1017/S0033291721002695
  • Hoofs, V., Park, H.R.P., Vermeylen, L., Boehler, C.N., & Krebs, R.M. (2021). Neural underpinnings of valence-action interactions triggered by cues and targets in a rewarded approach/avoidance task. Cortex, 141, 240-261.
  • Cheng, P.X., Park. H.R.P., & Gatt, J.M. (2021). Approach coping mitigates psychological distress of COVID-19 isolation for young men with low wellbeing in a sample of 1749 youth from Australia and the USA. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 634925.
  • Park, H.R.P., Verhelst, H., Quak, M., Jeurissen, B., & Krebs, R.M. (2021). Associations between different white matter properties and reward-based performance modulation. Brain Structure & Function, 226(4), 1007-1021.
  • Jamshidi, J., Williams, L.M., Schofield, P.R., Park, H.R.P., Montalto, A., Chilver, M.R., . . . Gatt, J.M. (2020). Diverse phenotypic measurements of wellbeing: Heritability, temporal stability and the variance explained by polygenic scores. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 19(8), 1-11.
  • Waldie, K.E., Badzakova-Trajkov, G., Park, H.R.P., Zheng, Y., Neumann, D., & Zamani Foroushani, N. (2020). The cognitive and neural correlates of written language: a selective review of bilingualism. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 51(1), 81-96.
  • Chilver, M.R., Keller, A.S., Park, H.R.P., Jamshidi, J., Montalto, A., Schofield, P.R., . . . Gatt, J.M. (2020). Electroencephalography profiles as a biomarker of wellbeing: A twin study. Journal of Psychiatry Research, 126, 114-121.
  • Kostandyan, M., Park, H.R.P., Bundt, C., Gonzalez-Garcia, C., Wisniewski, D., Krebs, R.M., & Boehler, C.N. (2020). Are all behavioral reward benefits created equally? An EEG-fMRI study. NeuroImage, 215, 116829.
  • Asci, O., Braem, S., Park, H.R.P., Boehler, C.N., & Krebs. R.M. (2019). Neural correlates of reward-related response tendencies in a balanced Go/NoGo task. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 19(3), 555-567.
  • Park, H.R.P., Kostandyan, M., Boehler, C.N., & Krebs, R.M. (2019). Winning smiles: signalling reward by overlapping and non-overlapping emotional valence differentially affects performance and neural activity. Neuropsychologia, 122, 28-37.
  • Park, H.R.P., Kostandyan, M., Boehler, C.N., & Krebs, R.M. (2018). Smiling faces and cash bonuses: Exploring common affective coding across positive and negative emotional and motivational stimuli using fMRI. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 18(3), 550-563. 
  • Krebs, R.M., Park, H.R.P., Bombeke, K., & Boehler, C.N. (2018). Modulation of locus coeruleus activity by novel oddball stimuli. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 12(2), 577-584.
  • Park, H.R.P., & Waldie, K.E. (2017). Associations between schizotypy and cerebral laterality. Laterality, 22(2), 195-218. 
  • Wiebels, K., Waldie, K.E., Roberts, R.P., & Park, H.R.P. (2016). Identifying grey matter changes in schizotypy using partial least squares correlation. Cortex, 81, 137-150. 
  • Park, H.R.P., Kirk, I.J., & Waldie, K.E. (2015). Neural correlates of creative thinking and schizotypy. Neuropsychologia, 73, 94-107.
  • Park, H.R.P., Lim, V.K., Kirk, I.J., & Waldie, K.E. (2015). P50 sensory gating deficits in schizotypy. Personality and Individual Differences, 82, 142-147.
  • Park, H.R.P., Badzakova-Trajkov, G., & Waldie, K.E. (2012). Brain activity in bilingual developmental dyslexia: An fMRI study. Neurocase, 18(4), 286-297.
  • Park, H.R.P., Badzakova-Trajkov, G., & Waldie, K.E. (2012). Language lateralisation in late proficient bilinguals: A lexical decision fMRI study. Neuropsychologia, 50, 688-695.

Awards, fellowships & grants

2019-2020 SWSLHD Clinical Knowledge Exchange Seed Funding Initiative 

2020 Instagram Wellbeing Research Award 

2019 Twins Registry Australia Travel Grant

2017 FWO Travel Grant, Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), Belgium

2014 MRI Pilot Study Fund, Centre for Advanced MRI, The University of Auckland, New Zealand 

2011, 2012 AWCBR (Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research) Travel Grants

Current research students

PhD: Arthur Montalto (2019 - ongoing)

Honours: Wenny Qu (2021), Malithi Silva (2021)

Available to supervise research students.