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Prof. Colleen K. Loo

Colleen K. Loo psychiatrist Controversias Psiquiatry Barcelona
University of New South Wales, Australia
Talk Role of ECT for treatment-resistant affective disorders
Date Friday, April 26th, 2019
Time 16:30 to 17:15
Round Table Treatment-resistance in affective disorders


Colleen Loo, MBBS (Hons), FRANZCP, MD (research doctorate), is a clinical psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales, Sydney; Australia. She is an internationally recognised clinical expert and researcher in the field of electroconvulsive therapy and has published on ultrabrief pulse ECT, anaesthesia and ECT, and computational modelling to understand electrode placement and pulse width in ECT. She has established an internationally recognized research program investigating novel clinical treatments for psychiatric disorders, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and ketamine, and their effects on brain functioning. She has over 200 peer reviewed publications and has received grant funding as lead investigator or collaborator from the Australian NHMRC, US-based NARSAD and Stanley Foundations, UK NHS/MRC and Singapore NMC.

She has been an invited plenary and symposium speaker at conferences in Australia, US, UK, Europe and Asia. She is active in ECT, Neurostimulation and novel treatments research, practice and policy, and is an expert adviser to Australian government health departments and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), as well as advising on policy and practice internationally. She is the first international member to be appointed as an Executive Officer of the International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation and is currently ISEN President. She served for over a decade on the Editorial Board of the Journal of ECT and is currently on the editorial board of Brain Stimulation. She teaches ECT, TMS and tDCS in courses established in Sydney.