12/2013: PhD Neuroscience, Université de Tours (France)
06/2007: MSc Neuroscience, Cognition and Behaviour, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III (France)
06/2004: BSc Cell Biology and Animal Physiology, Université de Tours (France)
Dr Yann Quidé is a Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, and at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). Yann completed his doctoral studies at the University of Tours, France, where he specialised in the investigation of the early neurobiological alterations involved in the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yann subsequently joined UNSW Sydney and leads the neurobiological research stream within the Stress-related psychopathology research program at NeuRA (https://www.neura.edu.au/health/stress-related-psychopathology/), and is the Head of the Neuroimaging, Neurobiology and Mental Health Program, within the UNSW NeuroRecovery Research Hub (https://www.neurorecoveryresearch.com/).
2016: Quidé Y. Impact of childhood trauma exposure on inflammatory and stress responses among affective and non-affective psychotic disorders. Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR) Early-Career Research Project grant (AUD$20,000)
2018: Biological Psychiatry Australia (BPA) – Neuronal Signalling Award for 2nd Best Abstract ($250)
2018: NeuRA Carer Travel Award ($990)
2018: Paxinos Prize for best paper published by a NeuRA postdoctoral researcher in 2017 (AUD$1,000)
2010-2013: Postgraduate scholarship from the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research (€50,000)
2008: Travel fellowship from the France-Quebec Youth Office (€1,500)
I have a particular interest in identifying the neurobiological underpinnings of stress and trauma in relation to psychiatric conditions. My present research interests are two-fold:
First, I am interested in the investigation of the long-term neurobiological effects of childhood trauma exposure on the risk of developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. In particular, I study the effects of childhood trauma exposure interacting with genetics, epigenetics (methylation), neuroendocrine (cortisol) and inflammatory (cytokines) markers to effect brain structure and function, and neuropsychological performance.
Second, in collaboration with the INSERM Unit 1253 at the University of Tours (France), I am interested in the identification of the early neurobiological (neuroendocrine, neuroimaging) and neuropsychological changes occurring in the aftermath of sexual assault in females, and how these lead to the development of PTSD.
I also contribute to multiple projects through the ENIGMA consortium.