IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Mental health and the ageing brain

Research focus

Dr Ely Marceau’s research goal is focused on improving therapies for complex mental health conditions including personality disorder and substance use disorder, including early intervention for young people and mechanism-based novel treatments. Research tools include neurocognitive assessment, functional magnetic resonance imaging, psychotherapy process-outcome techniques, and computer-assisted language analysis.

Publications and funding


  • 2020-Current: Member of Steering Committee on Cognitive Rehabilitation/Training for Addiction Medicine, International Society of Addiction Medicine, Neuroscience Interest Group (ISAM-NIG)
  • 2020-Current: Member, Australian Brain Alliance (ABA) EMCR Network
  • 2018-Current: Fellow, Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists
  • 2018-Current: Member, Australian Psychological Society
  • 2016-Current: Member, Australian Clinical Psychology Association

IHMRI research team

Masters students

Tori English Language impairments in comorbid borderline personality disorder and substance use disorder: Implications for treatment
Cassandra Thompson Neurocognition in people with borderline personality disorder: Relationships between executive functions, emptiness, and impulsivity