PhD Psychology (Exceptional Thesis Award) Univ. of Otago, New Zealand 2008-2013
Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology Univ. of Otago, New Zealand 2008-2012
Bachelor of Science with Honors (Hons I) Psychology Univ. of Otago, New Zealand 2000-2004
Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing Univ. of Otago, New Zealand 2000-2003
Consultant @ Desiree Dickerson PhD Valencia, Spain 2016-Present
Faculty @ PreKure Auckland, NZ 2019-Present
Postdoctoral Researcher Csicsvari Group IST Austria 2012-2014
Clinical Psychologist Intern Child & Family Mental Health Service, Dunedin, New Zealand 2012
Inpatient Rehabilitation Centre, Wakari Hospital, Dunedin New Zealand 2011
Teaching Assistant Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of Otago, New Zealand 2008-2011
Research Assistant Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of Otago, New Zealand 2007-2008
Research Coordinator Em.Prof Humphreys & Prof. Nancy Pachana
Sch. of Psychology, Univ. of Queensland 2005-2006
Awards & Prizes
PhD Exceptional Thesis Award 2013
Claude McCarthy Fellowship 2012
Maurice & Phyllis Paykel Trust Travel Scholarship 2011
New Zealand Federation for Graduate Women Travel Award 2011
University of Otago Postgraduate Scholarship 2008
University of Otago Scholarship in Science 2003
Otago Medical Research Foundation Summer Scholarship 2003
FENS-IBRO Winter School in Brain Dynamics Obergurgl, Austria 2012
Statistical Modelling for Research Dept. of Statistics, Univ. of Otago, New Zealand 2010
EEGLAB Meeting San Diego Supercomputer Centre, San Diego, US 2010
A Practical & Theoretical Introduction to fMRI Utrecht, The Netherlands 2010
Hierarchical Modelling Workshop Univ. of Otago, New Zealand 2010
Multivariate Statistics Workshop Univ. of Otago, New Zealand 2010
Training & Courses
Dickerson, DD. (2019). How I overcame imposter syndrome after leaving academia. Nature, 574 (7777), doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-03036-y.
Kaefer K, Malagon-Vina H, Dickerson DD, O’Neill J, Trossbach SV, Korth C, & Csicsvari J. (2019). Disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1 overexpression disrupts hippocampal coding and oscillatory synchronisation. Hippocampus, doi: 10.1002/hipo.23076.
Dickerson DD, Overeem KA, Wolff AR, Williams JM, Abraham WC, & Bilkey DK. (2014). Association of aberrant neural synchrony and altered GAD67 expression following exposure to maternal immune activation, a risk factor for schizophrenia. Translational Psychiatry, 4 e418.
Dickerson DD & Bilkey DK. (2013). Aberrant neural synchrony in the maternal immune activation model: using translatable measures to explore targeted interventions. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7, 217-
Dickerson DD, Restieaux AM, & Bilkey DK .(2012). Clozapine administration ameliorates disrupted long-range synchrony in a neurodevelopmental animal model of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 135 (1-3), 112-115
Dickerson DD. (2011). Baby Blues. Australian Science, July/August, 34-36 (Invited Publication).
Dickerson DD, Wolff AR, & Bilkey DK. (2010). Abnormal long-range synchrony in a maternal immune activation model of schizophrenia. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(37), 12424-12431.
Dickerson DD. (2018). Ageing SMART: The science of good brain health and well-being. Canterbury Dementia, Christchurch. New Zealand
Dickerson DD. (2011). Exploring abnormal neural synchrony in schizophrenia through an environmental animal model. Institute for Neurophysiology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.
Dickerson DD. (2011). Exploring abnormal neural synchrony in schizophrenia through an environmental animal model. Max Plank Institute for Brain Research. Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Dickerson DD. (2011). Exploring abnormal neural synchrony in schizophrenia through an environmental animal model. IST Austria. Klosterneuburg, Austria.
Lectures. Perception & the binding problem PSYC 211- Brain & Cognition. Univ. of Otago, New Zealand (September 2011)
Schizophrenia & the binding problem. PSYC 201 - Brain & Cognition. Univ. of Otago, New Zealand (September 2009).