Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Natalie is a Psychiatrist at the University of Adelaide, Discipline of Psychiatry. Her PhD investigated the role of cytokines and inflammatory markers in depression in adolescents.
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Natalie is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She completed her PhD in November 2016, through The University of Queensland. Natalie's PhD investigated the role of cytokines and inflammatory markers in depression in adolescents. This work examined the phenotypic and genetic relationship between inflammatory markers and depression.
Title: Investigating the longitudinal relationship between inflammatory markers and anxiety disorders
Description: The project examines the phenotypic and genetic relationship between inflammatory markers and anxiety-based disorders
Projects available: HDR
Location: University of Adelaide, Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building
Research project start: Semester 1 or semester 2
Date Position Institution name 2016 Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry University of Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title 2016 The University of Queensland Australia PhD 1993 Monash University Australia MBBS
Date Title Institution Country 2009 - 2011 Certificate of Advanced Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia 2005 - 2005 Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Ireland 2004 - 2010 FRANZCP Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia 1996 - 2000 FRACGP Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, East Melbourne Australia
Year Citation 2020 Parsons, C., Roberts, R., & Mills, N. T. (2020). Review: Inflammation and anxiety-based disorders in children and adolescents – a systematic review and meta-analysis. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 14 pages.
2020 Mills, N. T., Sampson, E., Fourrier, C., & Baune, B. T. (2020). Clinical switching strategies of various antidepressants to Vortioxetine in the PREDDICT trial.. The international journal of neuropsychopharmacology.
2020 Fourrier, C., Sampson, E., Hori, H., Schubert, K. O., Clark, S., Mills, N. T., & Baune, B. T. (2020). Exploratory study of association between blood immune markers and cognitive symptom severity in major depressive disorder: Stratification by body mass index status. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 88, 242-251.
2019 Knight, M. J., Mills, N. T., & Baune, B. T. (2019). Contemporary methods of improving cognitive dysfunction in clinical depression.. Expert review of neurotherapeutics, 19(5), 431-443.
2019 Ni, G., Amare, A. T., Zhou, X., Mills, N., Gratten, J., & Lee, S. H. (2019). The genetic relationship between female reproductive traits and six psychiatric disorders. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 12041-1-12041-12.
2019 Knight, M. J., Fourrier, C., Lyrtzis, E., Aboustate, N., Sampson, E., Hori, H., . . . Baune, B. T. (2019). Cognitive deficits in the THINC-integrated tool (THINC-it) are associated with psychosocial dysfunction in patients with major depressive disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 80(1), 18m12472-1-18m12472-8.
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2018 Ni, G., Amare, A., Zhou, X., Mills, N., Gratten, J., & Hong Lee, S. (2018). The genetic relationship between female reproductive traits and six psychiatric disorders.
2018 Fourrier, C., Sampson, E., Mills, N. T., & Baune, B. T. (2018). Anti-inflammatory treatment of depression: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of vortioxetine augmented with celecoxib or placebo. Trials, 19(1), 447-1-447-14.
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2018 Van der Auwera, S., Peyrot, W., Milaneschi, Y., Hertel, J., Baune, B., Breen, G., . . . Grabe, H. (2018). Genome-wide gene-environment interaction in depression: a systematic evaluation of candidate genes: the childhood trauma working-group of PGC-MDD. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 177(1), 40-49.
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2018 Couvy-Duchesne, B., O'Callaghan, V., Parker, R., Mills, N., Kirk, K., Scott, J., . . . Gillespie, N. (2018). Nineteen and Up study (19Up): understanding pathways to mental health disorders in young Australian twins. BMJ open, 8(3), 1-12.
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2018 Cambridge, O., Knight, M., Mills, N., & Baune, B. (2018). The clinical relationship between cognitive impairment and psychosocial functioning in major depressive disorder: A systematic review. Psychiatry Research, 269, 157-171.
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2017 Renteria, M., Schmaal, L., Hibar, D., Couvy-Duchesne, B., Strike, L., Mills, N., . . . Hickie, I. (2017). Subcortical brain structure and suicidal behaviour in major depressive disorder: a meta-analysis from the ENIGMA-MDD working group. Translational Psychiatry, 7(5), e1116-1-e1116-7.
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2017 Schmaal, L., Hibar, D. P., Sämann, P. G., Hall, G. B., Baune, B. T., Jahanshad, N., . . . Veltman, D. J. (2017). Cortical abnormalities in adults and adolescents with major depression based on brain scans from 20 cohorts worldwide in the ENIGMA Major Depressive Disorder Working Group. Molecular Psychiatry, 22(6), 10 pages.
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2017 Mills, N., Maier, R., Whitfield, J., Wright, M., Colodro-Conde, L., Byrne, E., . . . Benyamin, B. (2017). Investigating the relationship between iron and depression. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 94, 148-155.
2016 Schmaal, L., Veltman, D., van Erp, T., Saemann, P., Frodl, T., Jahanshad, N., . . . Hibar, D. (2016). Subcortical brain alterations in major depressive disorder: findings from the ENIGMA Major Depressive Disorder working group. MOLECULAR PSYCHIATRY, 21(6), 806-812.
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2015 Mills, N. T., Wright, M. J., Henders, A. K., Eyles, D. W., Baune, B. T., McGrath, J. J., . . . Vinkhuyzen, A. A. E. (2015). Heritability of Transforming Growth Factor-β1 and Tumor Necrosis Factor-Receptor Type 1 Expression and Vitamin D Levels in Healthy Adolescent Twins. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 18(1), 28-35.
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2013 Mills, N., Scott, J., Wray, N., Cohen-Woods, S., & Baune, B. (2013). Research review: the role of cytokines in depression in adolescents: a systematic review. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 54(8), 816-835.
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Year Citation 2020 Ciobanu, L., Schubert, O., Amare, A., Jawahar, C., Lawrence-Woods, E., Mills, N., . . . Aidman, E. (2020). P9. MAPPING THE GENETIC ARCHITECTURES OF COGNITIVE FITNESS: CAN GWAS DATA DIFFERENTIATE EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING FROM GENERAL COGNITIVE ABILITY?. Poster session presented at the meeting of Nature Neurogenetics. New York.
Associate Investigator (AI) - MRFF Neurological Disorders Grant Opportunity - Does repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), compared to sham rTMS, improve social communication in adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) $1,903,208 (2020 - 2024)
Chief Investigator A (CIA) of University of Adelaide Emerging Leadership Mentored Development Program, $39,115 (2019)
Associate Investigator D (AI-D) of Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Committee Clinical Project Grant $40,242 (2019)
CIB of Fay Fuller Foundation Discovery Grant, $327,000 (mid 2017- mid 2019)
CIA of Pfizer Neuroscience Research Grant $44,000 (2012)
CIA QIMR Berghofer Higher Degree Travel Committee Award $700 (2012)
CIA Australian Twin Registry Research Travel Grant $600 (2012)
CIA of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Young Investigator Grant $6,000 (2010)
Teaching and co-ordinator of University of Adelaide Year 4 MBBS Psychiatry course (since January 2020)
Teaching and co-convenor of University of Adelaide Year 4 MBBS Psychiatry course (August 2016 - December 2019)
Case-based learning tutor University of Adelaide Year 3 MBBS (semester 2, 2019)
Lecturer University of Adelaide, Biological Psychiatry course (2016 - 2019)
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Inflammation and anxiety-based disorders in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis The University of Adelaide, School of Psychology — Honours — Chelsea Parsons 2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Exploring the relationship between cognitive impairment and psychosocial functioning in Major Depressive Disorder The University of Adelaide Adelaide Medical School Honours — Olivia Cambridge
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2018 - ongoing Member Adelaide Medical School MBBS Research Committee University of Adelaide Australia 2018 - ongoing Member Faculty Seminar Series Organising Committee University of Adelaide Australia 2015 - 2015 Member Organising Committee 2015 Society for Mental Health Research Conference Society for Mental Health Research Australia 2014 - 2015 Member Scientific Program Committee 2015 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Congress Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia 2014 - 2014 Member Organising Committee Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Australia 2012 - 2012 Member Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Queensland Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference Organising Committee RANZCP Australia
Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country 2018 - 2018 Radio interview Scientific Community Engagement QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute —
Date Office Name Institution Country 2014 - 2016 Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Australia 2012 - 2014 Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Ipswich Hospital Australia
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