Associate Professor Bronwyn Margaret Graham
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Bronwyn Margaret Graham

Science
School of Psychology

My research aims to identify the neurobiological causes of anxiety disorders, which are the most common class of mental illness in Australia, affecting 11% of men and almost twice as many women (18%) in a given year. A primary component of my research focuses on how sex hormones influence the development and treatment of anxiety disorders in women, with a view to develop sex-specific models of anxiety pathophysiology. My ultimate goal is to improve treatments for anxiety disorders (current treatments being ineffective for 50% of people) based on a nuanced understanding of the neurobiological factors that predict treatment needs, with a particular focus on tailoring treatments according to physiological differences between men and women. To achieve this, my lab at UNSW is one of few worldwide that conducts bench to bedside translational clinical neuroscience research, where basic processes are investigated in non-human animals, and then applied to clinical populations. I start with behavioural, molecular, and pharmacological research in rat models of anxiety (e.g. Graham & Daher, 2016, Neuropsychopharmacology), and then translate these findings to humans in experimental psychophysiological studies (e.g. Graham et al., Biological Psychiatry, 2017), from which I develop novel ways of enhancing treatments that I test in clinical trials (e.g. Graham et al. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2018). This approach has led to significant innovations in our understanding of anxiety and its treatment. For example, my work has been the first to show that uniquely female variables, like menstrual cycle status, use of the hormonal contraceptive pill, and motherhood, significantly influence the success of current gold-standard treatments for anxiety.

Phone
+61-2-9385 3886

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Tang S; Graham BM, 2020, 'The role of hormonal and reproductive status in the treatment of anxiety disorders in women', in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, pp. 523 - 541, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9705-0_26
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Graham BM; Milad MR, 2017, 'Fear Conditioning and Extinction', in Jagaroo V; Santangelo SL (ed.), Neurophenotypes: Advancing Psychiatry and Neuropsychology in the "OMICS" Era, edn. N/A, Springer US, USA, pp. 139 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3846-5
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Graham BM; Milad MR, 2016, 'Fear Conditioning and Extinction', in Innovations in Cognitive Neuroscience, Springer US, pp. 139 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3846-5_8
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Graham BM; Milad MR, 2013, 'Prefrontal cortex regulation of emotion and anxiety', in Charney DS; Nestler EJ; Sklar P; Buxbaum JD (ed.), Neurobiology of Mental Illness, Oxford University Press
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Green SA; Graham BM, 2021, 'Symptom fluctuation over the menstrual cycle in anxiety disorders, PTSD, and OCD: a systematic review', Archives of Women's Mental Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00737-021-01187-4
    Journal articles | 2021
    Harmon-Jones SK; Graham BM; King G; Richardson R, 2021, 'It's all about who you know: Memory retention of a rat's cagemates during infancy negatively predicts adulthood hippocampal FGF2', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, vol. 182, pp. 107448, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2021.107448
    Journal articles | 2021
    Li SH; Graham BM, 2021, 'Mind's eye: The impact of spider presence and cognitive therapy on size estimation biases in spider phobia', Journal of Anxiety Disorders, vol. 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2021.102456
    Journal articles | 2021
    Li SH; Graham BM; Werner-Seidler A, 2021, 'Gender differences in adolescent sleep disturbance and treatment response to smartphone app–delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia: Exploratory study', JMIR Formative Research, vol. 5, pp. e22498, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/22498
    Journal articles | 2021
    Li SH; Lloyd AR; Graham BM, 2021, 'Subjective sleep quality and characteristics across the menstrual cycle in women with and without Generalized Anxiety Disorder', Journal of Psychosomatic Research, vol. 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2021.110570
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ney LJ; Matthews A; Hsu CMK; Zuj DV; Nicholson E; Steward T; Nichols D; Graham B; Harrison B; Bruno R; Felmingham K, 2021, 'Cannabinoid polymorphisms interact with plasma endocannabinoid levels to predict fear extinction learning', Depression and Anxiety, vol. 38, pp. 1087 - 1099, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/da.23170
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ney LJ; Matthews A; Nicholson E; Zuj D; Ken Hsu CM; Steward T; Graham B; Harrison B; Nichols D; Felmingham K, 2021, 'BDNF genotype Val66Met interacts with acute plasma BDNF levels to predict fear extinction and recall', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2021.103942
    Journal articles | 2020
    Li SH; Graham BM, 2020, 'Progesterone levels predict reductions in behavioral avoidance following cognitive restructuring in women with spider phobia', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 270, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.03.039
    Journal articles | 2020
    Li SH; Lloyd AR; Graham BM, 2020, 'Physical and mental fatigue across the menstrual cycle in women with and without generalised anxiety disorder', Hormones and Behavior, vol. 118, pp. 104667, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.104667
    Journal articles | 2020
    Graham BM; Weiner S; Li SH, 2020, 'Gender differences in avoidance and repetitive negative thinking following symptom provocation in men and women with spider phobia', British Journal of Clinical Psychology, vol. 59, pp. 565 - 577, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjc.12267
    Journal articles | 2020
    Li SH; Denson TF; Graham BM, 2020, 'Women With Generalized Anxiety Disorder Show Increased Repetitive Negative Thinking During the Luteal Phase of the Menstrual Cycle', Clinical Psychological Science, vol. 8, pp. 1037 - 1045, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2167702620929635
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tang S; Graham BM, 2020, 'Hormonal, reproductive, and behavioural predictors of fear extinction recall in female rats', Hormones and Behavior, vol. 121, pp. 104693, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2020.104693
    Journal articles | 2020
    Li SH; Newby J; Graham BM, 2020, 'Day at the museum. A benchmarking and feasibility study for large group, one-session exposure treatment for spider phobia', Australian Psychologist, vol. 55, pp. 121 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ap.12425
    Journal articles | 2019
    Tang S; Graham BM, 2019, 'Reproductive experience alters the involvement of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in fear extinction, but not fear conditioning, in female Sprague Dawley rats', Psychopharmacology, vol. 236, pp. 251 - 264, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00213-018-4956-y
    Journal articles | 2019
    Tang S; Graham BM, 2019, 'D-Cycloserine and estradiol enhance fear extinction in nulliparous but not primiparous female rats', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, vol. 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2019.107088
    Journal articles | 2019
    Graham BM; Richardson R, 2019, 'Fibroblast growth factor-2 enhancement of extinction recall depends on the success of within-session extinction training in rats: a re-analysis', Psychopharmacology, vol. 236, pp. 227 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00213-018-5032-3
    Journal articles | 2018
    King G; Graham BM; Richardson R, 2018, 'Effects of D-cycloserine on individual differences in relapse of fear', Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, vol. 84, pp. 115 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2018.02.005
    Journal articles | 2018
    Graham BM; Li SH; Black MJ; Öst LG, 2018, 'The association between estradiol levels, hormonal contraceptive use, and responsiveness to one-session-treatment for spider phobia in women', Psychoneuroendocrinology, vol. 90, pp. 134 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.02.019
    Journal articles | 2018
    Graham BM; Scott E, 2018, 'Estradiol-induced enhancement of fear extinction in female rats: The role of NMDA receptor activation', Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, vol. 86, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2018.05.003
    Journal articles | 2018
    Graham BM; Shin G, 2018, 'Estradiol moderates the relationship between state-trait anxiety and attentional bias to threat in women', Psychoneuroendocrinology, vol. 93, pp. 82 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.04.018
    Journal articles | 2018
    Graham BM; Denson TF; Barnett J; Calderwood C; Grisham JR, 2018, 'Sex hormones are associated with rumination and interact with emotion regulation strategy choice to predict negative affect in women following a sad mood induction', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00937
    Journal articles | 2018
    White EC; Graham BM, 2018, 'Low estradiol is linked to increased skin conductance, but not subjective anxiety or affect, in response to an impromptu speech task', Psychoneuroendocrinology, vol. 98, pp. 30 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.07.023
    Journal articles | 2018
    Graham BM; Dong V; Richardson R, 2018, 'The impact of chronic fluoxetine on conditioned fear expression and hippocampal FGF2 in rats: Short- and long-term effects', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, vol. 155, pp. 344 - 350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2018.09.004
    Journal articles | 2018
    King G; Graham BM; Richardson R, 2018, 'Individual differences in fear relapse', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 100, pp. 37 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2017.11.003
    Journal articles | 2018
    Graham BM, 2018, 'Sex hormones and gender vulnerabilities to anxiety disorders', Psychiatric Times, vol. 35, pp. 12 - 13
    Journal articles | 2018
    Graham BM, 2018, 'Postnatal stress is associated with impaired fear conditioning and extinction, and heightened hippocampal fibroblast growth factor 2, in mother rats', Hormones and Behavior, vol. 105, pp. 110 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2018.08.005
    Journal articles | 2018
    Graham BM; Scott E, 2018, 'Effects of systemic estradiol on fear extinction in female rats are dependent on interactions between dose, estrous phase, and endogenous estradiol levels', Hormones and Behavior, vol. 97, pp. 67 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2017.10.009
    Journal articles | 2017
    Li SH; Graham BM, 2017, 'Why are women so vulnerable to anxiety, trauma-related and stress-related disorders? The potential role of sex hormones', The Lancet Psychiatry, vol. 4, pp. 73 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(16)30358-3
    Journal articles | 2017
    Graham BM; Zagic D; Richardson R, 2017, 'Low Endogenous Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 Levels Are Associated With Heightened Conditioned Fear Expression in Rats and Humans', Biological Psychiatry, vol. 82, pp. 601 - 607, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.03.020
    Journal articles | 2017
    Graham BM; Ash C; Den ML, 2017, 'High endogenous estradiol is associated with enhanced cognitive emotion regulation of physiological conditioned fear responses in women', Psychoneuroendocrinology, vol. 80, pp. 7 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.02.023
    Journal articles | 2017
    King G; Scott E; Graham BM; Richardson R, 2017, 'Individual differences in fear extinction and anxiety-like behavior', Learning and Memory, vol. 24, pp. 182 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/lm.045021.117
    Journal articles | 2017
    Graham BM, 2017, 'Fibroblast growth factor-2: A promising biomarker for anxiety and trauma disorders', Journal of Experimental Neuroscience, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1179069517749589
    Journal articles | 2016
    Graham BM; Richardson R, 2016, 'Individual differences in the expression of conditioned fear are associated with endogenous fibroblast growth factor 2', Learning and Memory, vol. 23, pp. 42 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/lm.039644.115
    Journal articles | 2016
    Milligan-Saville JS; Graham BM, 2016, 'Mothers do it differently: reproductive experience alters fear extinction in female rats and women', Translational psychiatry, vol. 6, pp. e928 - e928, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/tp.2016.193
    Journal articles | 2016
    Walters E; Richardson R; Graham BM, 2016, 'Individual differences in conditioned fear expression are associated with enduring differences in endogenous Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 and hippocampal-mediated memory performance', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, vol. 134, pp. 248 - 255, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2016.07.021
    Journal articles | 2016
    Graham BM; Daher M, 2016, 'Estradiol and Progesterone have Opposing Roles in the Regulation of Fear Extinction in Female Rats', Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 41, pp. 774 - 780, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npp.2015.202
    Journal articles | 2016
    White EC; Graham BM, 2016, 'Estradiol levels in women predict skin conductance response but not valence and expectancy ratings in conditioned fear extinction', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, vol. 134, pp. 339 - 348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2016.08.011
    Journal articles | 2016
    Li S; Graham BM, 2016, 'Estradiol is associated with altered cognitive and physiological responses during fear conditioning and extinction in healthy and spider phobic women', Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 130, pp. 614 - 623, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/bne0000166
    Journal articles | 2015
    Den ML; Graham BM; Newall C; Richardson R, 2015, 'Teens that fear screams: A comparison of fear conditioning, extinction, and reinstatement in adolescents and adults', Developmental Psychobiology, vol. 57, pp. 818 - 832, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dev.21330
    Journal articles | 2015
    Graham BM; Richardson R, 2015, 'Fibroblast growth factor 2 as a new approach to fighting fear', JAMA Psychiatry, vol. 72, pp. 959 - 960, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.1187
    Journal articles | 2014
    Graham BM; Callaghan BL; Richardson R, 2014, 'Bridging the gap: Lessons we have learnt from the merging of psychology and psychiatry for the optimisation of treatments for emotional disorders', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 62, pp. 3 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2014.07.012
    Journal articles | 2014
    Graham BM; Milad MR, 2014, 'Inhibition of estradiol synthesis impairs fear extinction in male rats', Learning and Memory, vol. 21, pp. 347 - 350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/lm.034926.114
    Journal articles | 2014
    Baker KD; Den ML; Graham BM; Richardson R, 2014, 'A window of vulnerability: Impaired fear extinction in adolescence', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, vol. 113, pp. 90 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2013.10.009
    Journal articles | 2013
    Callaghan BL; Graham BM; Li S; Richardson R, 2013, 'From resilience to vulnerability: Mechanistic insights into the effects of stress on transitions in critical period plasticity', Frontiers in Psychiatry, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2013.00090
    Journal articles | 2013
    Graham BM; Milad MR, 2013, 'Blockade of estrogen by hormonal contraceptives impairs fear extinction in female rats and women', Biological Psychiatry, vol. 73, pp. 371 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2012.09.018
    Journal articles | 2012
    Lebron-Milad K; Graham BM; Milad MR, 2012, 'Low Estradiol Levels: A Vulnerability Factor for the Development of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder', Biological Psychiatry, vol. 72, pp. 6 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2012.04.029
    Journal articles | 2011
    Graham BM; Milad MR, 2011, 'The study of fear extinction: Implications for anxiety disorders', American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 168, pp. 1255 - 1265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2011.11040557
    Journal articles | 2011
    Graham BM; Langton JM; Richardson RD, 2011, 'Pharmacological enhancement of fear reduction: Preclinical models', British Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 164, pp. 1230 - 1247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1476-5381.2010.01175.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Graham B; Richardson RD, 2011, 'Intraamygdala infusion of fibroblast growth factor 2 enhances extinction and reduces renewal and reinstatement in adult rats', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 31, pp. 14151 - 14157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3014-11.2011
    Journal articles | 2011
    Graham BM; Richardson RD, 2011, 'Fibroblast growth factor-2 alters the nature of extinction', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, vol. 18, pp. 80 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/lm.2006511
    Journal articles | 2009
    Graham BM; Richardson RD, 2009, 'Acute systemic fibroblast growth factor-2 enhances long-term extinction of fear and reduces reinstatement in rats', Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 34, pp. 1875 - 1882, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npp.2009.14
    Journal articles | 2009
    Graham BM; Richardson RD, 2009, 'Acute systemic fibroblast growth factor-2 enhances long-term memory in developing rats', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, vol. 91, pp. 424 - 430, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2008.12.007
    Journal articles |
    Li SH; Graham BM; Werner-Seidler A, 'Gender Differences in Adolescent Sleep Disturbance and Treatment Response to Smartphone App–Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia: Exploratory Study (Preprint)', , http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/preprints.22498
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Pestana J; Graham B, 2021, 'Mother's Little Helpers: The Effects of Diazepam and Chronic Fluoxetine on Anxiety Differs in Nulliparous and Primiparous Rats', in BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, pp. S293 - S293, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000645683800701&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    King G; Graham B; Richardson R, 2018, 'Individual Differences in Extinction and Relapse: Who, Why, and What Can We Do?', in BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, New York, NY, Vol. 83, pp. S134 - S134, presented at 73rd Annual Scientific Convention and Meeting of the Society-of-Biological-Psychiatry (SOBP), New York, NY, 10 May 2018 - 12 May 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.02.350
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    King G; Graham B; Richardson R, 2017, 'Can What Goes up Come Back Down? The Effects of DCS on Individual Differences in Relapse of Fear', in BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, San Diego, CA, Vol. 81, pp. S264 - S265, presented at 72nd Annual Scientific Convention and Meeting of the Society-of-Biological-Psychiatry (SOBP), San Diego, CA, 18 May 2017 - 20 May 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.02.1062
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Graham BM; Li S, 2015, 'High Levels of Estradiol Mitigate Susceptibility to Fear Relapse in Phobic Women', in BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, Toronto, CANADA, Vol. 77, presented at 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society-of-Biological-Psychiatry on Stress, Emotion, Neurodevelopment and Psychopathology, Toronto, CANADA, 14 May 2015 - 16 May 2015, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000352207501020&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    White EC; Graham BM, 2015, 'Estradiol Influences the Ability of Women to Regulate their Emotional Response to Stress', in BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, Toronto, CANADA, Vol. 77, pp. 380S - 380S, presented at 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society-of-Biological-Psychiatry on Stress, Emotion, Neurodevelopment and Psychopathology, Toronto, CANADA, 14 May 2015 - 16 May 2015, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000352207502239&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Graham BM; Daher M, 2014, 'Estradiol and Progesterone have Opposing Roles in the Regulation of Fear Extinction', in BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, New York, NY, pp. 33S - 33S, presented at 69th Annual Scientific Convention and Meeting of the Society-of-Biological-Psychiatry, New York, NY, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000334101800103&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Graham BM; Milad M, 2012, 'Hormonal Contraceptives Interfere with Fear Extinction Memory Across Species', in BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 29S - 30S, presented at 67th Annual Meeting of the Society-of-Biological-Psychiatry, Philadelphia, PA, 03 May 2012 - 05 May 2012, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000302466000095&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Graham BM; Milad M, 2012, 'Preventing Conversion of Testosterone to Estrogen Impairs Fear Extinction Memory in the Male Rat', in BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 30S - 30S, presented at 67th Annual Scientific Convention and Meeting of the Society-of-Biological-Psychiatry, Philadelphia, PA, 03 May 2012 - 05 May 2012, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000302466000096&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Grants

Richardson, R., Graham, B.M., Baker, K. (2021-22). Preclinical testing of novel cannabinoid therapeutic adjuncts for females with anxiety disorders. CannaPacific Industry Partner, $22,8938

Richardson, R., Graham, B.M., Baker, K. (2021). Preclinical testing of novel cannabinoid therapeutic adjuncts for females with anxiety disorders. Industry Network Seed Funding Grant, UNSW, $25,000

Graham, B.M. (2021). Mothers do it differently: new insights on fear extinction mechanisms in females. UNSW Interlude Grant Scheme, $77,000

Graham, B.M. (2021). How hormones help to overcome fear: from rats to humans. UNSW Goldstar Grant, $25,000

Graham, B.M. Richardson, R., Werner-Seidler, A. (2021). Validating a novel biomarker of psychological resilience. UNSW Goldstar Grant, $25,000

Graham, B.M. (2018-2020). The impact of motherhood on fear extinction in female rats. Australian Research Council Discovery Project, $328,442

Graham, B.M., Richardson R. (2018-2020). A cross-species investigation of individual differences in fear regulation. Australian Research Council Discovery Project, $295,619

Graham, B.M. (2018). The UNSW Science Dean’s Carer Fellowship, $25,000

Graham, B.M., Li, S.H., Lloyd, A. (2018). Are women with chronic fatigue syndrome ovary-acting: the role of ovarian hormones in post-exertional exacerbation of fatigue symptoms. The Mason Foundation National Medical Program Grant, $100,000

Graham, B.M., Li, S.H., Newby, J.M., Lloyd, A. (2017). Menstrual cycle phase influence on symptom severity in women with chronic fatigue syndrome. The Mason Foundation National Medical Program Grant, $98,287

Graham, B.M. (2016). Motherhood alters fear extinction in female rats. UNSW Goldstar Grant, $40,000

Graham, B.M., Richardson R. (2016). Fibroblast growth factor-2: a novel means of fighting fear? UNSW Faculty of Science Silverstar Grant, $35,000

Graham, B.M., Richardson R. (2015). Fibroblast growth factor-2: a novel means of fighting fear? UNSW Goldstar Grant, $40,000

Westbrook, R.F., Richardson, R., Graham, B.M. (2015). UNSW Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative Grant, $144,094

Graham, B.M. (2014-2017).The regulation of fearful emotions: novel insights from the female brain. Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, $395,220

Graham, B.M. (2014-2017).Sex hormones and fear inhibition: a novel exploration of why women are so vulnerable to anxiety disorders. MQ: Transforming Mental Health Foundation Fellowship, $351,070

Richardson, R., Graham, B.M., McNally, G.P., and Killcross, S.(2014).UNSW Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative Grant, $154,179

Graham, B.M. (2013). The impact of sex hormones on the inhibition of fearful memories. UNSW Early Career Research Grant, $20,000

Graham, B.M. (2010). Neurological Fellowship from the American Australian Association to undertake postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, $25,000 USD

Awards

2020: Aubrey Lewis Award from Biological Psychiatry Australia

2016: Awarded a “NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award” from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science

2015: Named an Association for Psychological Science “Rising Star”

2011: Awarded the 2011 Excellent PhD Thesis in Psychology Award by the Science Academia and Research Advisory Group of the Australian Psychological Society