Ph.D. (Behavioural Neuroscience) & M.Psych (Clinical), UNSW
Dr Caitlin Cowan is an NHMRC Investigator fellow and a Scientia Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology. She is interested in the developing gut microbiome and how it contributes to mental health risk and resilience via the gut-brain axis. Her expertise in both behavioural neuroscience and as a trained psychologist informs her translational approach to research.
Dr Cowan completed her PhD and Masters of Clinical Psychology at UNSW. She then undertook a prestigious Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship at the APC Microbiome Ireland (University College Cork).
2021-2025 NHMRC Investigator Grant. The developing microbiome as a predictor and modulator of mental health risk & resilience: A translational gut-brain axis approach to improving childhood mental health.
2018-2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship. GutMIND: Gut microbiota-Microglia Interactions in NeuroDevelopment.