Dr Justine Megan Gatt
Senior Lecturer

Dr Justine Megan Gatt

PhD, Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University of Sydney, Conferred December 2005.

BA (Hons I) in Psychology, University of Sydney, 2000.

Science
School of Psychology

Dr Gatt is Senior Research Scientist and Group Leader of the Gatt Resilience Laboratory at Neuroscience Research Australia and Senior Research Fellow at the School of Psychology, UNSW. She leads a research program that focuses on understanding the neuroscience of wellbeing and resilience to stress and trauma, and ways wellbeing and resilience can be promoted via various intervention platforms.

Dr Gatt received her PhD in Psychology at the University of Sydney in December 2005 (conferred May, 2006). She took up a postdoctoral research position at the Brain Dynamics Centre based within the Westmead Millennium Institute, with a focus on the genetic and brain markers of risk for mental health. Her work focused specifically on the predictors of risk for depression and anxiety; in particular, genetic markers of risk such as the genetic polymorphisms BDNF, HTR3A and COMT, and integrating these genes with core brain and body measures including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and electrocardiography (ECG). From this research, Dr Gatt pioneered new ways to statistically model these relationships, including the application of structural equation modeling, which has led to new ways to understand the mediating and moderating relationships in pathways to mental illness. Dr Gatt has since been successful in obtaining several competitive fellowships and grants. Some of these key projects include an ARC Linkage Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008-2011) in the gene-brain markers of emotional stability and instability in healthy adult twins; also known as the TWIN-E Study in Emotional Wellbeing. Dr Gatt was the ARC Linkage Postdoctoral Fellow and Project Coordinator for this project, working with investigators Prof Leanne Williams (Chief Investigator, Stanford University), Prof Peter Schofield (NeuRA), Prof Richard Clark (Flinders University) and A/Prof Anthony Harris (Sydney University). This study was initiated in 2009 and sought to identify the gene, environment and brain markers of risk for mental health and wellbeing over time. By studying over 1,600 identical and non-identical twins, we hoped to better understand the factors that may protect someone from becoming mentally ill, even if they have been exposed to some risk factors such as trauma or stressful life events. Dr Gatt was subsequently awarded a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (2014-2017) in the neuroscience and genetics of resilience, which included an examination of ways to promote optimal wellbeing using e-health strategies. This research program sought to identify the neural circuitry that underlies resilience in both adults and adolescence, and the specific gene-environment mechanisms that moderate these effects. She is also working with several industry partners to test out different e-health tools to evaluate optimal ways to promote wellbeing and resilience in the general population.

Currently, Dr Gatt is running several projects. These include (a) a longitudinal study of healthy adult twins from her TWIN-E Emotional Wellbeing Study followed after 10 and 12 years to determine changes in brain structure/function, neurocognitive performance and mental health outcomes over time that predict a risk versus resilience trajectory; (b) a project focusing on the impact of Instagram use on mental health and wellbeing in adolescents and young adults; (c) a project focusing on the impact of stuttering and its treatment on the wellbeing of children and their parents; (d) several clinical studies focusing on the impact of mental health treatment on wellbeing in youth and adults undergoing treatment; (e) wellbeing in the workplace; and (f) online smartphone wellness technologies.

Together, this work has resulted in multiple peer-reviewed publications in leading national and international journals including Molecular Psychiatry and Biological Psychiatry. Dr Gatt has also received a number of prizes and awards for her research including the Commonwealth Health Minister's Award for Excellence in Medical Research (2014), the NHMRC Excellence Award for top-ranked CDF fellowship (2013), the Westmead Millennium Institute Science Prizes (2009 and 2010), and several other national/international travel awards from foremost professional societies.

Phone
+61 2 9399 1812
Location
Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) Margarete Ainsworth Building Barker Street, Randwick Sydney NSW 2031 Australia

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt J, 2020, 'The neuroscience of wellbeing: Part 1 and Part 2', in Cohen L (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Health Psychology, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, West Sussex
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt JM, 2020, 'The Neuroscience of Well‐Being', in , Wiley, pp. 361 - 372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119057840.ch41
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt JM, 2020, 'The Neuroscience of Well‐Being', in , Wiley, pp. 325 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119057840.ch37
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Alexander R; Gatt J, 2019, 'Resilience', in Miu AC; Homberg JR; Lesch K-P (ed.), Genes, Brain and Emotions: Interdisciplinary and Translational Perspectives, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 286 - 303, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/genes-brain-and-emotions-9780198793014?cc=au&lang=en&#
    Books | 2008
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt J, 2008, The Role of Personality in Disease: Detection and Prevention, VDM, Germany
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt J; Chilver M; Champaigne-Klassen E; Park H; Jamshidi J; Montalto A; Schofield P; Williams LM, 2021, 'Predictors of Wellbeing and Wellbeing Change Over a 12-Month Period in 1,327 Twins', Biological Psychiatry, vol. 89, pp. S315 - S316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2021.02.787
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Montalto A; Park HRP; Williams LM; Korgaonkar MS; Chilver MR; Jamshidi J; Schofield P; Gatt JM, 2021, 'Negative Association Between the Bilateral Anterior Insula and Resilience During a Continuous Performance Task: An fMRI Twin Study', Biological Psychiatry, vol. 89, pp. S175 - S176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2021.02.448
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt JM; Burton KLO; Schofield PR; Bryant RA; Williams LM, 2021, 'Corrigendum to ‘The heritability of mental health and wellbeing defined using COMPAS-W, a new composite measure of wellbeing’', Psychiatry Research, vol. 304, pp. 114141 - 114141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2021.114141
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Alexander R; Aragón OR; Bookwala J; Cherbuin N; Gatt JM; Kahrilas IJ; Kästner N; Lawrence A; Lowe L; Morrison RG; Mueller SC; Nusslock R; Papadelis C; Polnaszek KL; Helene Richter S; Silton RL; Styliadis C, 2021, 'The neuroscience of positive emotions and affect: Implications for cultivating happiness and wellbeing', Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, vol. 121, pp. 220 - 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.12.002
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Chilver M; Keller AS; Park H; Jamshidi J; Montalto A; Schofield P; Clark R; Harmon-Jones E; Williams L; Gatt J, 2021, 'Distinct Electrophysiological Markers of Mental Wellbeing and Mental Illness Symptoms in 422 Healthy Adults', BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, vol. 89, pp. S163 - S164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2021.02.419
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Cheng P; Park HRP; Gatt JM, 2021, 'Approach Coping Mitigates Distress of COVID-19 Isolation for Young Men With Low Well-Being in a Sample of 1,749 Youth From Australia and the USA', Frontiers in Psychiatry, vol. 12, pp. 634925, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.634925
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Routledge KM; Williams LM; Harris AWF; Schofield PR; Gatt JM, 2021, 'The impact of online brain training exercises on experiences of depression, anxiety and emotional wellbeing in a twin sample', Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol. 134, pp. 138 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.12.054
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Jamshidi J; Williams LM; Schofield PR; Park HRP; Montalto A; Chilver MR; Bryant RA; Toma C; Fullerton JM; Gatt JM, 2020, 'Diverse phenotypic measurements of wellbeing: Heritability, temporal stability and the variance explained by polygenic scores', Genes, Brain and Behavior, vol. 19, pp. e12694, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gbb.12694
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt J; Alexander R; Emond A; Foster K; Hadfield K; Mason-Jones A; Reid S; Theron L; Ungar M; Wouldes T; Wu Q, 2020, 'Trauma, resilience and mental health in migrant and non-migrant youth: An international cross-sectional study across six countries', Frontiers in Psychiatry, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00997
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Hadfield K; Ungar M; Emond A; Foster K; Gatt JM; Mason-Jones A; Reid S; Theron L; Wouldes T; Wu Q, 2020, 'Challenges of developing and conducting an international study of resilience in migrant adolescents', International Social Work, vol. 63, pp. 232 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020872818796147
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Chilver MR; Keller AS; Park HRP; Jamshidi J; Montalto A; Schofield PR; Clark CR; Harmon-Jones E; Williams LM; Gatt JM, 2020, 'Electroencephalography profiles as a biomarker of wellbeing: A twin study', Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol. 126, pp. 114 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.04.010
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Kang D; McAuley JH; Kassem MS; Gatt JM; Gustin SM, 2019, 'What does the grey matter decrease in the medial prefrontal cortex reflect in people with chronic pain?', European Journal of Pain (United Kingdom), vol. 23, pp. 203 - 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1304
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Chu DA; Bryant RA; Gatt JM; Harris AWF, 2019, 'Cumulative childhood interpersonal trauma is associated with reduced cortical differentiation between threat and non-threat faces in posttraumatic stress disorder adults', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 53, pp. 48 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867418761578
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Bloch-Jorgensen ZT; Cilione PJ; Yeung WWH; Gatt JM, 2018, 'Centeredness Theory: Understanding and measuring well-being across core life domains', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00610
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Routledge KM; Williams LM; Harris AWF; Schofield PR; Clark CR; Gatt JM, 2018, 'Genetic correlations between wellbeing, depression and anxiety symptoms and behavioral responses to the emotional faces task in healthy twins', Psychiatry Research, vol. 264, pp. 385 - 393, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2018.03.042
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt JM; Burton KLO; Routledge KM; Grasby KL; Korgaonkar MS; Grieve SM; Schofield PR; Harris AWF; Clark CR; Williams LM, 2018, 'A negative association between brainstem pontine grey-matter volume, well-being and resilience in healthy twins', JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY & NEUROSCIENCE, vol. 43, pp. 386 - 395, http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/jpn.170125
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Wu Q; Ge T; Emond A; Foster K; Gatt JM; Hadfield K; Mason-Jones AJ; Reid S; Theron L; Ungar M; Wouldes TA, 2018, 'Acculturation, resilience, and the mental health of migrant youth: a cross-country comparative study', Public Health, vol. 162, pp. 63 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.05.006
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Bloch-Jorgensen ZT; Cilione PJ; Yeung WWH; Gatt JM, 2018, 'Corrigendum: Centeredness theory: Understanding and measuring well-being across core life domains [Front. Psychol, 9, 610 (2018)] DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00985', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01648
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt JM; Burton KLO; Routledge KM; Grasby KL; Korgaonkar MS; Grieve SM; Schofield PR; Harris AWF; Clark CR; Williams LM, 2018, 'A negative association between brainstem pontine grey-matter volume, well-being and resilience in healthy twins', Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, vol. 43, pp. 386 - 395, http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/jpn.170125
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    McRae K; Rhee SH; Gatt JM; Godinez D; Williams LM; Gross JJ, 2017, 'Genetic and environmental influences on emotion regulation: A twin study of cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression', Emotion, vol. 17, pp. 772 - 777, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000300
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Routledge KM; Burton KLO; Williams LM; Harris A; Schofield PR; Clark CR; Gatt JM, 2017, 'The shared and unique genetic relationship between mental well-being, depression and anxiety symptoms and cognitive function in healthy twins', Cognition and Emotion, vol. 31, pp. 1465 - 1479, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2016.1232242
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Ball TM; Goldstein-Piekarski AN; Gatt JM; Williams LM, 2017, 'Quantifying person-level brain network functioning to facilitate clinical translation', Translational psychiatry, vol. 7, pp. e1248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/tp.2017.204
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Chu DA; Bryant RA; Gatt JM; Harris AWF, 2017, 'Corrigendum to “Failure to differentiate between threat-related and positive emotion cues in healthy adults with childhood interpersonal or adult trauma” (J. Psychiatr. Res. (2016) 78 (31–41) (S0022395616300449) (10.1016/j.jpsychires.2016.03.006))', Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol. 94, pp. 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2017.07.017
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Arns M; Bruder G; Hegerl U; Spooner C; Palmer DM; Etkin A; Fallahpour K; Gatt JM; Hirshberg L; Gordon E, 2016, 'EEG alpha asymmetry as a gender-specific predictor of outcome to acute treatment with different antidepressant medications in the randomized iSPOT-D study', Clinical Neurophysiology, vol. 127, pp. 509 - 519, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2015.05.032
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Routledge KM; Burton KLO; Williams LM; Harris A; Schofield PR; Clark CR; Gatt JM, 2016, 'Shared versus distinct genetic contributions of mental wellbeing with depression and anxiety symptoms in healthy twins', Psychiatry Research, vol. 244, pp. 65 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2016.07.016
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Chu DA; Bryant RA; Gatt JM; Harris AWF, 2016, 'Failure to differentiate between threat-related and positive emotion cues in healthy adults with childhood interpersonal or adult trauma', Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol. 78, pp. 31 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2016.03.006
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Burton KLO; Williams LM; Richard Clark C; Harris A; Schofield PR; Gatt JM, 2015, 'Sex differences in the shared genetics of dimensions of self-reported depression and anxiety', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 188, pp. 35 - 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2015.08.053
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Day CV; Gatt JM; Etkin A; Debattista C; Schatzberg AF; Williams LM, 2015, 'Cognitive and emotional biomarkers of melancholic depression: An iSPOT-D report', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 176, pp. 141 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2015.01.061
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt JM; Burton KLO; Williams LM; Schofield PR, 2015, 'Specific and common genes implicated across major mental disorders: A review of meta-analysis studies', Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol. 60, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2014.09.014
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Korgaonkar MS; Ram K; Williams LM; Gatt JM; Grieve SM, 2014, 'Establishing the resting state default mode network derived from functional magnetic resonance imaging tasks as an endophenotype: A twins study', Human Brain Mapping, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hbm.22446
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Myers AJ; Williams L; Gatt JM; McAuley-Clark EZ; Dobson-Stone C; Schofield PR; Nemeroff CB, 2014, 'Variation in the oxytocin receptor gene is associated with increased risk for anxiety, stress and depression in individuals with a history of exposure to early life stress', Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol. 59, pp. 93 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2014.08.021
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt JM; Burton KLO; Schofield PR; Bryant RA; Williams LM, 2014, 'The heritability of mental health and wellbeing defined using COMPAS-W, a new composite measure of wellbeing', Psychiatry Research, vol. 219, pp. 204 - 213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2014.04.033
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Korgaonkar MS; Ram K; Williams LM; Gatt JM; Grieve SM, 2014, 'Establishing the resting state default mode network derived from functional magnetic resonance imaging tasks as an endophenotype: A twins study', Human Brain Mapping, vol. 35, pp. 3893 - 3902, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hbm.22446
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Korgaonkar MS; Antees C; Williams LM; Gatt JM; Bryant RA; Cohen R; Paul R; O'Hara R; Grieve SM, 2013, 'Early Exposure to Traumatic Stressors Impairs Emotional Brain Circuitry', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0075524
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Chu DA; Williams LM; Harris A; Bryant RA; Gatt JM, 2013, 'Early life trauma predicts self-reported levels of depressive and anxiety symptoms in nonclinical community adults: Relative contributions of early life stressor types and adult trauma exposure', Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol. 47, pp. 23 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2012.08.006
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Williams LM; Cooper NJ; Wisniewski SR; Gatt JM; Koslow SH; Kulkarni J; Devarney S; Gordon E; John Rush A, 2012, 'Sensitivity, specificity, and predictive power of the "Brief Risk-resilience Index for SCreening," a brief pan-diagnostic web screen for emotional health', Brain and Behavior, vol. 2, pp. 576 - 589, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/brb3.76
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt JM; Korgaonkar M; Schofield PR; Harris A; Clark R; Oakley K; Ram K; Michaelson H; Yap S; Stanners M; Wise V; Williams LM, 2012, 'The TWIN-E Project in Emotional Wellbeing: Study Protocol and Preliminary Heritability Results Across Four MRI and DTI Measures', Twin research and human genetics, vol. 15, pp. 419 - 441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/thg.2012.12
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Wacker J; Gatt JM, 2010, 'Resting posterior versus frontal delta/theta EEG activity is associated with extraversion and the COMT VAL158MET polymorphism', Neuroscience Letters, vol. 478, pp. 88 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2010.04.071
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Kemp A; Quintana D; Gray MA; Felmingham KL; Brown K; Gatt JM, 2010, 'Impact of depression and antidepressant treatment on heart rate variability: A review and meta-analysis', Biological Psychiatry, vol. 67, pp. 1067 - 1074, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.12.012
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt JM; Williams L; Schofield PR; Dobson-Stone C; Paul R; Grieve S; Clark CR; Gordon E; Nemeroff C, 2010, 'Impact of the HTR3A gene with early life trauma on emotional brain networks and depressed mood.', Depression and Anxiety, vol. 27, pp. 752 - 759, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/da.20726
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt JM; Nemeroff C; Schofield PR; Paul R; Clark CR; Gordon E; Williams L, 2010, 'Early life stress combined with serotonin 3A receptor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor valine 66 to methionine genotypes impacts emotional brain and arousal correlates of risk for depression', Biological Psychiatry, vol. 68, pp. 818 - 824, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2010.06.025
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Williams L; Gatt JM; Grieve S; Dobson-Stone C; Paul R; Gordon E; Schofield PR, 2010, 'COMT Val108/158Met polymorphism effects on emotional brain function and negativity bias', Neuroimage, vol. 53, pp. 918 - 925, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.01.084
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Joffe R; Gatt JM; Kemp A; Grieve S; Dobson-Stone C; Kuan SA; Schofield PR; Gordon E; Williams L, 2009, 'Brain derived neurotrophic factor Val66Met polymorphism, the five factor model of personality and hippocampal volume: Implications for depressive illness', Human Brain Mapping, vol. 30, pp. 1246 - 1256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hbm.20592
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Williams L; Gatt JM; Kuan SA; Dobson-Stone C; Palmer DM; Paul R; Song L; Costa P; Schofield PR; Gordon E, 2009, 'A polymorphism of the MAOA gene is associated with emotional brain markers and personality traits on an antisocial index', Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 34, pp. 1797 - 1809, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npp.2009.1
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Schofield PR; Williams L; Paul R; Gatt JM; Brown K; Luty A; Cooper N; Grieve S; Dobson-Stone C; Morris C; Kuan SA; Gordon E, 2009, 'Disturbances in selective information processing associated with the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism: Evidence from cognition, the P300 and fronto-hippocampal systems', Biological Psychology, vol. 80, pp. 176 - 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2008.09.001
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Williams L; Gatt JM; Schofield PR; Olivieri G; Peduto A; Gordon E, 2009, '`Negativity bias` in risk for depression and anxiety: Brain-body fear circuitry correlates, 5-HTT-LPR and early life stress', Neuroimage, vol. 47, pp. 804 - 814, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.05.009
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt JM; Nemeroff C; Dobson-Stone C; Paul R; Bryant RA; Schofield PR; Gordon E; Kemp A; Williams L, 2009, 'Interactions between BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and early life stress predict brain and arousal pathways to syndromal depression and anxiety', Molecular Psychiatry, vol. 14, pp. 681 - 695, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/mp.2008.143
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Williams L; Gatt JM; Hatch A; Palmer DM; Nagy M; Rennie C; Cooper N; Morris C; Grieve S; Dobson-Stone C; Schofield PR; Clark CR; Gordon E; Arns M; Paul R, 2008, 'The integrate model of emotion, thinking and self regulation: an application to the `paradox of aging`', Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, vol. 7, pp. 367 - 404, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219635208001939
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt JM; Kuan SA; Dobson-Stone C; Paul R; Joffe R; Kemp A; Gordon E; Schofield PR; Williams L, 2008, 'Association between BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and trait depression is mediated via resting EEG alpha band activity', Biological Psychology, vol. 79, pp. 275 - 284, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2008.07.004
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Alexander D; Williams L; Gatt J; Dobson-Stone C; Kuan S; Todd E; Schofield PR; Cooper N; Gordon E, 2007, 'The contribution of apolipoprotein E alleles on cognitive performance and dynamic neural activity over six decades', Biological Psychology, vol. 75, pp. 229 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2007.03.001
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt JM; Clark CR; Kemp A; Liddell BJ; Dobson-Stone C; Kuan SA; Schofield PR; Williams L, 2007, 'A genotype-endophenotype-phenotype path model of depressed mood: Integrating cognitive and emotional markers', Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, vol. 6, pp. 75 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219635207001398
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gordon E; Liddell BJ; Brown K; Bryant RA; Clark R; Das P; Dobson-Stone C; Falconer EM; Felmingham KL; Kemp A; Flynn G; Gatt JM; Harris A; Hermens D; Hopkinson P; Kuan SA; Lazzuro I; Moyle J; Paul R; Rennie C; Schofield PR; Whitford T; Williams L, 2007, 'Integrating objective gene-brain-behavior markers of psychiatric disorders', Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, vol. 6, pp. 1 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219635207001465
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Dobson-Stone C; Gatt J; Kuan S; Grieve S; Gordon E; Williams L; Schofield PR, 2007, 'Investigation of MCPH1 G37995C and ASPM A44871G polymorphisms and brain size in a healthy cohort', Neuroimage, vol. 37, pp. 394 - 400, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.05.011
  • Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Jamshidi J; Montalto A; Chilver M; Toma C; Schofield PR; Williams L; Fullerton J; Gatt J, 2019, 'Genetic factors influencing quantitative measures of subjective and psychological wellbeing using the COMPAS-W scale in a healthy Australian twin cohort', in Behavior Genetics, Stockholm, Vol. 49, pp. 511 - 511, presented at Behavior Genetics Association, Stockholm
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt J; Chilver M; Jamshidi J; Montalto A; Schofield P; Williams L, 2019, 'Neuropsychological correlates of wellbeing using a twin design', in Behavior Genetics, Springer (part of Springer Nature), Stockholm, Vol. 49, pp. 509 - 510, presented at Behavior Genetics Association, Stockholm
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Ball T; Goldstein-Piekarski AN; Gatt J; Fornito A; Williams LM, 2016, 'Functional connectivity in the default mode network: Establishing reproducibility and individual norms', in Neuropsychopharmacology, Springer Nature [academic journals on nature.com], Vol. 41, pp. S299 - S300, presented at ACNP
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt JM; Routledge K; Korgaonkar MS; Grieve SM; Clark CR; Schofield PR; Williams LM, 2015, 'Wellbeing and Resilience in the Healthy Twin Brain (chair)', 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:000352207501085&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2013
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Oakley KL; Williams LM; Gatt JM, 2013, 'UNRAVELLING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION', in AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, Vol. 47, pp. 76 - 76, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000329542900182&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2012
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt JM; Korgaonkar M; Schofield PR; Harris A; Clark R; Williams LM, 2012, 'Identifying Risk and Resilience Gene-Brain Markers of Emotional Wellbeing: The TWIN-E Project', in BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, Philadelphia, PA, Vol. 71, pp. 14S - 14S, 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:000302466000045&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2012
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Schofield PR; Fullerton JM; Gatt JM; Williams LM; Mitchell PB, 2012, 'Genetic approaches to understanding the etiology of mood disorders', in JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE, HUMANA PRESS INC, Eilat, ISRAEL, Vol. 51, pp. S107 - S107, presented at 21st Annual Meeting of the Israel-Society-for-Neuroscience / 1st Binational Australian-Israeli Meeting on Neuroscience, Eilat, ISRAEL, 15 December 2012 - 15 December 2012, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000332833800274&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2008
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Williams L; Gatt J; Dobson-Stone C; Paul R; Schofield PR; Gordon E, 2008, 'Neuroimaging endophenotypes for emotion perception? Variation with COMT Val108/158Met genotypes and level of awareness', in NeuroImage, Elsevier, Vol. 41, pp. S1 - S1, presented at Human Brain Mapping
    Conference Abstracts | 2008
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt J; Nemeroff CB; Dobson-Stone C; Kuan SA; Paul RH; Bryant RA; Schofield P; Gordon E; Williams L, 2008, 'The impact of gene-environment interactions on neural pathways in risk for syndromal depression and anxiety', in NeuroImage, Elsevier, Vol. 41, pp. S1 - S1, presented at Human Brain Mapping
    Conference Abstracts | 2007
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Williams L; Gatt J; Kuan S; Dobson-Stone C; Paul R; Schofield PR; Gordon E, 2007, 'Genotypes and neural binding in negative affect: The contribution of genetic polymorphisms to 40 hz gamma phase synchrony', in Biological Psychiatry, Elsevier Science Inc, San Diego, CA, Vol. 61, pp. 265S - 265S, presented at 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society-of-Biological-Psychiatry, San Diego, CA, 01 January 2007, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000245698100850&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Conference Abstracts | 2007
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Leuchter BD; Schofield PR; Williams LM; Paul RH; Gatt JM; Brown K; Grieve S; Dobson-Stone C; Kuan S; Gordon E, 2007, 'Disturbances in task-relevant information processing associated with the brain-derived neurotrophic factor Val66Met polymorphism: Evidence from cognition, the P300 endophenotype and neuroimaging', in NEUROLOGY, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, Boston, MA, Vol. 68, pp. A402 - A402, presented at 59th Annual Meeting of the American-Academy-of-Neurology, Boston, MA, 28 April 2007 - 05 May 2007, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000245175002548&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2007
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Williams L; Gatt J; Kuan S; Dobson-Stone C; Paul RH; Schofield PR; Gordon E, 2007, 'Genotypes and neural binding in negative affect: The contribution of genetic polymorphisms to 40 hz gamma phase synchrony', in Biological Psychiatry, Elsevier, Vol. 61, pp. 265S - 265S, presented at Society of Biological Psychiatry
    Conference Abstracts | 2006
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt JM; Kuan S; Dobson-Stone C; Paul RH; Schofield PR; Gordon E; Williams LM, 2006, '10-03 Identifying pathways to depressed mood and cognitive dysfunction: the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and early life stress.', in Acta Neuropsychiatr, England, Vol. 18, pp. 336 - 337, England, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0924270800032427
    Conference Abstracts | 2006
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Kuan SA; Gatt JM; Dobson-Stone C; Paul RH; Schofield PR; Gordon E; Williams LM, 2006, '10-04 Identifying markers of negative mood: the gender-specific influence of COMT and MAO-A polymorphisms on emotion processing.', in Acta Neuropsychiatr, England, Vol. 18, pp. 337, England, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0924270800032439
    Conference Abstracts | 2006
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt JM; Kuan S; Dobson-Stone C; Paul RH; Schofield PR; Gordon E; Williams LM, 2006, '10-05 Genotypes and neural binding in negative affect: the contribution of genetic polymorphisms to 40 Hz gamma phase synchrony.', in Acta Neuropsychiatr, England, Vol. 18, pp. 337 - 338, England, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0924270800032440
    Conference Abstracts | 2006
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Dobson-Stone C; Gatt JM; Kuan S; Paul RH; Gordon E; Williams LM; Schofield PR, 2006, '10-01 Understanding genotype-phenotype relationships using the Brain Resource International Database: Implications for psychiatric conditions.', in Acta Neuropsychiatr, England, Vol. 18, pp. 335 - 336, England, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0924270800032403
    Conference Abstracts | 2006
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Alexander DM; Gatt JM; Kuan S; Dobson-Stone C; Todd EG; Schofield PR; Gordon E; Williams LM, 2006, '10-02 The neurodevelopmental effects of apolipoprotein E alleles on brain function.', in Acta Neuropsychiatr, England, Vol. 18, pp. 336, England, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0924270800032415
    Conference Abstracts | 2006
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Kuan S; Gatt J; Dobson-Stone C; Brown KJ; Liddell B; Paul RH; Schofield PR; Gordon E; Williams LM, 2006, 'Neuroimaging endophenotypes associated with the COMT Val108/158Met polymorphism: implications for psychiatric disorders of emotion', in NeuroImage, Elsevier, Vol. 31, pp. 165 - 165, presented at Human Brain Mapping
    Conference Abstracts | 2006
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Kuan S; Gatt J; Dobson-Stone C; Paul RH; Schofield PR; Gordon E; Williams LM, 2006, 'Identifying markers of negative mood: the gender-specific influence of COMT and MAO-A polymorphisms on emotion processing', in Acta Neuropsychiatrica, Cambridge University Press (CUP), Vol. 18, pp. 337 - 337, presented at ASPR
    Conference Abstracts | 2006
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt J; Kuan S; Dobson-Stone C; Brown KJ; Paul RH; Schofield PR; Gordon E; Williams LM, 2006, 'Mapping the BDNF genotype onto cognitive and emotional phenotypes: Integrating EEG, ERPs and MRI', in NeuroImage, Elsevier, Vol. 31, pp. 165 - 165, presented at Human Brain Mapping
    Conference Abstracts | 2006
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt J; Kuan S; Dobson-Stone C; Paul RH; Schofield PR; Gordon E; Williams LM, 2006, 'Genotypes and neural binding in negative affect: The contribution of genetic polymorphisms to 40 Hz gamma phase synchrony', in Acta Neuropsychiatrica, Cambridge University Press (CUP), Vol. 18, pp. 337 - 337, presented at ASPR
    Conference Abstracts | 2006
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt J; Kuan S; Dobson-Stone C; Paul RH; Schofield PR; Gordon E; Williams LM, 2006, 'Identifying pathways to depressed mood and cognitive dysfunction: The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and early life stress.', in Acta Neuropsychiatrica, Cambridge University Press (CUP), Vol. 18, pp. 336 - 336, presented at ASPR
    Conference Abstracts | 2006
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Alexander DM; Gatt J; Kuan S; Dobson-Stone C; Todd EG; Schofield PR; Gordon E; Williams LM, 2006, 'The neurodevelopmental effects of apolipoprotein E alleles on brain function.', in Acta Neuropsychiatrica, Cambridge University Press (CUP), Vol. 18, pp. 336 - 336, presented at ASPR Annual Meeting
    Conference Abstracts | 2006
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt J, 2006, 'Understanding genotype-phenotype relationships using the Brain Resource International Database: Implications for psychiatric conditions', in Acta Neuropsychiatrica, Cambridge University Press (CUP), Vol. 18, pp. 335 - 335, presented at ASPR Annual Meeting
    Conference Abstracts | 2005
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Kuan S; Gatt J; Dobson-Stone C; Brown KJ; Paul R; Schofield PR; Gordon E; Williams LM, 2005, 'Mapping the COMT genotype onto phenotypes: Implications for psychiatric disorders of cognition and emotion.', in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, SAGE Publications, Vol. 39, pp. A17 - A17, presented at CINP/ASPR Meeting
    Conference Abstracts | 2005
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt J; Kuan S; Dobson-Stone C; Schofield PR; Gordon E; Paul RH; Brown KJ; Williams LM, 2005, 'An integrative approach towards mapping the BDNF genotype onto phenotypes: The identification of mood and memory profiles', in Austrailan and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 39, pp. A18 - A18, presented at CINP/ASPR Meeting
    Conference Presentations | 2004
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Gatt J; Hatfield J; Job RS, 2004, 'The effects of assertiveness training and relaxation on disease-prone personality types, coping, mood and cortisol in a community sample', Vol. 39, pp. 564 - 564, presented at 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China, 08 August 2004 - 13 August 2004, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000226118005089&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Conference Abstracts | 2000
    Dr Justine Megan Gatt
    Job RFS; Cuthbert P; Dolphin J; Gatt J; McNicholas B, 2000, 'The Grossarth-Maticek Personality Stress Inventory predicts reaction to stress', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY PRESS, Vol. 35, pp. 308 - 308, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000088388803014&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Awards

  • 2019: WUN Success Story awarded to the WUN Resilience Research Group for ‘Exceptional Levels of Achievement’ (Dr Gatt was the Lead Coordinator of the WUN International Youth Resilience Group). Awarded at the WUN Conference in Dublin on 22 May.
  • 2019:  NeuRA Carer's Travel Award
  • 2016:  Australian Twins Registry Travel Award
  • 2014:  Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research for 2014 ($50,000) – only one awarded nationally per year
  • 2014:  NHMRC Excellence Award: Top Ranked Applicant in Industry-I Category of the CDF Scheme 2013
  • 2014:  Australian Twins Registry Travel Award
    2012:  Australian Twins Registry Travel Award 
  • 2010:  Westmead Millennium Institute Science Prize ($5,000)
  • 2009:  Westmead Millennium Institute Science Prize ($5,000)
  • 2009:  Congress of Biological Psychiatry Travel Award ($1,000)
  • 2008:  Australian Twins Registry Travel Award ($2,000)
  • 2006:  Human Brain Mapping Travel Award 
  • 2004:  University of Sydney Completion Scholarship
  • 2002-2004: University of Sydney Postgraduate Research Award
  • 2000:  Highest ranking Honours Thesis (Arts Faculty)

Grants

Fellowships:

  • 2014-2017:  NHMRC CDF Level 1 Fellowship (APP1062495), 'Resilience - What is it and how do we promote it?.
  • 2013-2014:  Westmead Charitable Trust Fellowship, 'Development of measures of wellbeing'.
  • 2012-2013:  USyd DVC Research Fellowship, 'The neurogenetics of mental wellbeing'.
  • 2008-2011: ARC Linkage APDI Fellowship (LP0455104), 'Gene-brain pathways in emotional brain stability and instability'.

Grants:

  • 2020-2021: Mindgardens Neuroscience Network Grant, 'Measuring and promoting wellbeing', Justine Gatt.
  • 2020: Instagram Wellbeing Research Grant, 'Impact of Instagram on mental wellbeing in adolescents versus young adults'. Justine Gatt, Haeme Park.
  • 2020: SWSLHD Clinical Knowledge Exchange Seed Funding Initiative, 'The mental health and wellbeing of children who stutter and their caregivers'. Verity MacMillan, Justine Gatt (Co-Leads), Stacey Sheedy, Wendy Lloyd, Haeme Park.
  • 2017-2021:  NHMRC Project Grant (APP1122816), 'Neural trajectories towards vulnerability versus resilience: A longitudinal twin study'. Justine Gatt, Robin Turner, Leanne Williams.
  • 2016: UNSW Science Faculty Research Grant, Justine Gatt.
  • 2015: UNSW Science Faculty Research Grant, 'Resilience in the brain: Establishing new neural circuits and imaging algorithms'. Justine Gatt.
  • 2013-2015:  NHMRC PhD Scholarship for PhD student, Kylie Routledge (APP1055839), 'Impact of cognitive training on emotional and cognitive function: A twin study'. Kylie Routledge, Justine Gatt.
  • 2008-2011:  ARC Linkage Project (LP0455104), 'Gene-brain pathways in emotional brain stability and instability', Leanne Williams, Peter Schofield, Richard Clark, Anthony Harris, Justine Gatt.

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