Curriculum Vitae


Education

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


Employment History

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.

Publications


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).

 

Invited Talks