Dr Manreena   Kaur
Conjoint Lecturer

Dr Manreena Kaur

medicine-health
School of Psychiatry

Dr Manreena Kaur BSc (Hons) PhD is a Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia and, Adjunct Research Fellow at UNSW and Monash University. Manreena’s research focus is on advancing non-invasive brain stimulation treatments for mood and psychotic disorders, particularly as personalised and early intervention approaches. Her research incorporates methods such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), transcranial alternating current stimulation, psychophysiology (tACS), neuropsychology and neuroimaging.

Manreena completed her PhD at the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney in 2014 on the clinical and functional significance of neurophysiological biomarkers of schizophrenia for early stage mood- and psychotic disorders. Since then, Manreena gained several years’ experience in therapeutic brain stimulation. Through a Society of Mental Health-Medibank Early Career Award in 2015, Manreena set up a TMS research program and clinical service at St Vincent’s Private Hospital for depression in youth. She then undertook her NHMRC Peter Doherty Early Career Fellowship (2016-2020) training in therapeutic brain stimulation for mood- and psychotic disorders at the Epworth Centre for Innovation in Mental Health, Monash University and Epworth Healthcare, Melbourne.

Location
Neuroscience Research Australia 139 Barker Street, Randwick, NSW 2031.

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Scott EM; Carpenter JS; Iorfino F; Cross SPM; Hermens DF; White D; Lee RSZ; Naismith SL; Guastella AJ; Glozier N; Markus Leweke F; Koethe D; Lagopoulos J; Scott J; Hamilton BA; Crouse JJ; Tickell AM; Nichles A; Zmicerevska N; Gehue LJ; Kaur M; Chitty KM; Hickie IB, 2019, 'Early intervention, prevention, and prediction in mood disorders: Tracking multidimensional outcomes in young people presenting for mental health care', in Personalized Psychiatry, Elsevier, pp. 39 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813176-3.00005-5
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Michael JA; Kaur M, 2021, 'The Heart-Brain Connection in Depression: Can it inform a personalised approach for repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) treatment?', Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, vol. 127, pp. 136 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.04.016
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Michael JA; Wang M; Kaur M; Fitzgerald PB; Fitzgibbon BM; Hoy KE, 2021, 'EEG correlates of attentional control in anxiety disorders: A systematic review of error-related negativity and correct-response negativity findings', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 291, pp. 140 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.04.049
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Kaur M; Michael JA; Hoy KE; Fitzgibbon BM; Ross MS; Iseger TA; Arns M; Hudaib AR; Fitzgerald PB, 2020, 'Investigating high- and low-frequency neuro-cardiac-guided TMS for probing the frontal vagal pathway', Brain Stimulation, vol. 13, pp. 931 - 938, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2020.03.002
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Kaur M; Michael JA; Fitzgibbon BM; Hoy KE; Fitzgerald PB, 2019, 'Low-frequency rTMS is better tolerated than high-frequency rTMS in healthy people: Empirical evidence from a single session study', Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol. 113, pp. 79 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2019.03.015
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Kaur M; Chitty KM; Lagopoulos J; Hickie IB; Duffy SL; Hermens DF, 2019, 'Elucidating the glutamatergic processes underlying mismatch negativity deficits in early stage bipolar disorder and schizophrenia: A combined 1 H-MRS and EEG study', Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol. 113, pp. 83 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2019.03.018
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Kaur M; Naismith SL; Lagopoulos J; Hermens DF; Lee RSC; Carpenter JS; Fitzgerald PB; Hoy KE; Scott EM; Hickie IB, 2019, 'Sleep-wake, cognitive and clinical correlates of treatment outcome with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for young adults with depression', Psychiatry Research, vol. 271, pp. 335 - 342, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2018.12.002
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Kaur M; Richardson KE; Fitzgerald PB, 2019, 'Using Magnets to Stimulate the Brain Helps People With Depression', Frontiers for Young Minds, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/frym.2019.00026
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Hermens DF; Chitty KM; Kaur M, 2018, 'Mismatch negativity in bipolar disorder: A neurophysiological biomarker of intermediate effect?', Schizophrenia Research, vol. 191, pp. 132 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2017.04.026
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Hermens DF; Hatton SN; Lee RSC; Naismith SL; Duffy SL; Paul Amminger G; Kaur M; Scott EM; Lagopoulos J; Hickie IB, 2018, 'In vivo imaging of oxidative stress and fronto-limbic white matter integrity in young adults with mood disorders', European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, vol. 268, pp. 145 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00406-017-0788-8
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Lee RSC; Hermens DF; Naismith SL; Kaur M; Guastella AJ; Glozier N; Scott J; Scott EM; Hickie IB, 2018, 'Clinical, neurocognitive and demographic factors associated with functional impairment in the Australian Brain and Mind Youth Cohort Study (2008-2016)', BMJ Open, vol. 8, pp. e022659, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022659
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Dean OM; Gliddon E; Van Rheenen TE; Giorlando F; Davidson SK; Kaur M; Ngo TT; Williams LJ, 2018, 'An update on adjunctive treatment options for bipolar disorder', Bipolar Disorders, vol. 20, pp. 87 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bdi.12601
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Kaur M; Hermens DF; Lee RSC; Lagopoulos J; Naismith SL; Fitzgerald P; Scott E; Hickie I, 2018, 'S152. Stimulating Young Minds: Investigating a Next Generation Treatment for Depression in Youth', Biological Psychiatry, vol. 83, pp. S407 - S407, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.02.1044
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Robillard R; Lagopoulos J; Hermens DF; Naismith SL; Rogers NL; White D; Carpenter JS; Kaur M; Scott EM; Hickie IB, 2017, 'Lower in vivo myo-inositol in the anterior cingulate cortex correlates with delayed melatonin rhythms in young persons with depression', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 11, pp. 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2017.00336
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Kaur M; Hermens DF; Lee RSC; Lagopoulos J; Naismith SL; Fitzgerald PB; Scott EM; Hickie IB, 2017, 'Stimulating young minds: Investigating a next generation treatment for depression in youth', Brain Stimulation, vol. 10, pp. 428 - 428, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2017.01.273
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Vuillier L; Hermens DF; Chitty K; Wang C; Kaur M; Ward PB; Degabriele R; Hickie IB; Lagopoulos J, 2015, 'Emotional processing, P50 sensory gating, and social functioning in bipolar disorder', Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, vol. 46, pp. 81 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1550059414523417
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Chitty KM; Lagopoulos J; Kaur M; Hickie IB; Hermens DF, 2015, 'The N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor as a neurobiological intersection between bipolar disorder and alcohol use: A longitudinal mismatch negativity study', International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 18, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijnp/pyu113
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Lee RSC; Martin D; Kaur M; Hickie IB; Lagopoulos J, 2015, 'The efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation in improving cognitive functioning in depression: A meta-analysis', Brain Stimulation, vol. 8, pp. 421 - 421, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2015.01.344
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Kaur M; Chun Lee RS; Fitzgerald PB; Duffy SL; Wong C; Scott EM; Hickie IB, 2015, 'The relationship between treatment parameters and efficacy with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in depression: a meta-analytic study', Brain Stimulation, vol. 8, pp. 423 - 424, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2015.01.351
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Chitty KM; Kaur M; Lagopoulos J; Hickie IB; Hermens DF, 2014, 'Risky alcohol use predicts temporal mismatch negativity impairments in young people with bipolar disorder', Biological Psychology, vol. 99, pp. 60 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2014.02.013
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Lee RSC; Hermens DF; Redoblado-Hodge MA; Naismith SL; Porter MA; Kaur M; White D; Scott EM; Hickie IB, 2013, 'Neuropsychological and Socio-Occupational Functioning in Young Psychiatric Outpatients: A Longitudinal Investigation', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0058176
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Kaur M; Lagopoulos J; Lee RSC; Ward PB; Naismith SL; Hickie IB; Hermens DF, 2013, 'Longitudinal associations between mismatch negativity and disability in early schizophrenia- and affective-spectrum disorders', Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, vol. 46, pp. 161 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2013.07.002
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Hickie IB; Scott EM; Hermens DF; Naismith SL; Guastella AJ; Kaur M; Sidis A; Whitwell B; Glozier N; Davenport T; Pantelis C; Wood SJ; Mcgorry PD, 2013, 'Applying clinical staging to young people who present for mental health care', Early Intervention in Psychiatry, vol. 7, pp. 31 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-7893.2012.00366.x
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Mowszowski L; Ward PB; Diamond K; Paradise M; Kaur M; Lewis SJG; Hickie I; Hermens DF; Naismith S, 2012, 'Reduced temporal mismatch negativity in late-life depression: An event-related potential index of cognitive deficit and functional disability?', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 138, pp. 71 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2011.12.028
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Kaur M; Battisti RA; Lagopoulos J; Ward PB; Hickie I; Hermens DF, 2012, 'Neurophysiological biomarkers support bipolar-spectrum disorders within psychosis cluster', Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, vol. 37, pp. 313 - 321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/jpn.110081
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Kaur M; Lagopoulos J; Ward PB; Watson TL; Naismith SL; Hickie I; Hermens DF, 2012, 'Mismatch Negativity/P3a Complex in Young People with Psychiatric Disorders: A Cluster Analysis', PLoS ONE, vol. 7, pp. Article numbere51871, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0051871
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Pesa N; Hermens DF; Battisti RA; Kaur M; Hickie IB; Solowij N, 2012, 'Delayed preattentional functioning in early psychosis patients with cannabis use', Psychopharmacology, vol. 222, pp. 507 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00213-012-2676-2
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Hermens DF; Redoblado Hodge MA; Naismith SL; Kaur M; Scott E; Hickie IB, 2011, 'Neuropsychological clustering highlights cognitive differences in young people presenting with depressive symptoms', Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, vol. 17, pp. 267 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1355617710001566
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Kaur M; Battisti RA; Ward PB; Ahmed AN; Hickie IB; Hermens D, 2011, 'MMN/P3a deficits in first episode psychosis: Comparing schizophrenia-spectrum and affective-spectrum subgroups', Schizophrenia Research, vol. 130, pp. 203 - 209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2011.03.025
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Chitty KM; Kaur M; Lagopoulos J; Hickie IB; Hermens DF, 2011, 'Alcohol use and mismatch negativity in young patients with psychotic disorder', NeuroReport, vol. 22, pp. 918 - 922, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/WNR.0b013e32834cdc3f
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Manreena Kaur
    Hermens D; Ward PB; Redoblado Hoge MA; Kaur M; Hickie IB; Naismith S, 2010, 'Impaired MMN/P3a complex in first episode psychosis: Cognitive and psychosocial associations', Progress in Neuro - Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, vol. 34, pp. 822 - 829, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2010.03.019

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