Personal details

Name
Associate Professor Katie McMahon
Position(s)
Deputy Director, Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF)
Faculty of Health,
School - Clinical Sciences,
Research - Clinical Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Clinical Sciences - HDHS
Discipline *
Clinical Sciences, Neurosciences, Cognitive Sciences
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD LinkedIn
Qualifications

PhD (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6357-615X

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Society for Neuroscience, Society for Neurobiology of Language, Organisation of Human Brain Mapping

Keywords

functional magnetic resonance imaging, neuroimaging, language, genetics, brain development, memory, aphasia

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

A/Prof McMahon’s research interests lie in understanding the neurobiology of language, learning and memory, and the genetic and environmental influences on brain structure and function. When these systems fail, either due to stroke or a degenerative disease like Parkinson’s, imaging markers of lesion size, position and brain network damage might be able to be used to optimise therapeutic intervention, by providing insights on the best type of therapy. She is also investigating behavioural and neurological markers in children with language development problems, such as autism or specific language impairment.  In addition, A/Prof McMahon collaborates on work looking at musculoskeletal function and MRI markers in whiplash.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Katie McMahon.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Predicting and Promoting Aphasia Recovery
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
APP1104194
Start year
2016
Keywords
Aphasia; Stroke Rehabilitation; Speech Pathology; Brain Imaging; Language Impairment
Title
A Prospective Study of Language Impairment and Recovery Following Surgery for Brain Tumours
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1079157
Start year
2015
Keywords
Title
Enhancing Language Learning in Ageing with Exercise
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP160104162
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Concepts and Control in Speech Production
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP150103997
Start year
2015
Keywords
Speech Production; Cognitive Neuroscience; Aphasia
Title
Neural Mechanisms of Language Facilitation in Aphasia due to Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
APP1085272
Start year
2015
Keywords
Stroke; Language Impairment; Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI); Language Disorders; Stroke Rehabilitation
Title
Neurodevelopment during Adolescence: A Longitudinal Imaging Study
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
APP1078756
Start year
2015
Keywords
Twins; Brain Imaging; Quantitative Genetics; Adolescent Health; Mental Health