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Researcher: Ney, LJ (Mr Luke Ney)

Fields of Research

Behavioural neuroscience
Applied and developmental psychology
Analytical biochemistry
Basic pharmacology
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Clinical chemistry (incl. diagnostics)
Other psychology
Biological psychology
Medical biochemistry - lipids
Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice
Psychological methodology, design and analysis
Health psychology

Research Objectives

Mental health
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences
Women's and maternal health
Clinical health
Efficacy of medications

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Cannabis sativa: interdisciplinary strategies and avenues for medical and commercial progression outside of CBD and THC; Biomedicines
An alternative theory for hormone effects on sex differences in PTSD: The role of heightened sex hormones during trauma; Psychoneuroendocrinology
BDNF genotype Val66Met interacts with acute plasma BDNF levels to predict fear extinction and recall; Behaviour Research and Therapy
Brain-derived neurotropic factor and cortisol levels negatively predict working memory performance in healthy males; Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Cannabinoid interventions for PTSD: where to next?; Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry
Cannabinoid polymorphisms interact with plasma endocannabinoid levels to predict fear extinction learning; Depression and Anxiety
Chloroform-based liquid-liquid extraction and LC–MS/MS quantification of endocannabinoids, cortisol and progesterone in human hair; Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Commentary on 'Sex differences in the effect of cannabinoid type 1 receptor deletion on locus coeruleus-norepinephrine neurons and corticotropin releasing factor-mediated responses'; The European journal of Neuroscience
Commentary on “Sex differences in the effect of cannabinoid type 1 receptor deletion on locus coeruleus-norepinephrine neurons and corticotropin releasing factor-mediated responses”; European Journal of Neuroscience
Critical evaluation of current data analysis strategies for psychophysiological measures of fear conditioning and extinction in humans; International Journal of Psychophysiology
Dopamine, endocannabinoids and their interaction in fear extinction and negative affect in PTSD; Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry
Endocannabinoid reactivity to acute stress: investigation of the relationship between salivary and plasma levels; Biological Psychology
Gonadal steroid hormones and emotional memory consolidation: a systematic review and meta-analysis; Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Hormonal contraception and the brain: Examining cognition and psychiatric disorders; Current Psychiatry Research and Reviews
Inconsistent analytic strategies reduce robustness in fear extinction via skin conductance response; Psychophysiology
Lower estradiol predicts increased reinstatement of fear in women; Behaviour Research and Therapy
Modulation of the endocannabinoid system by sex hormones: implications for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Reproducibility of saliva progesterone measured by immunoassay compared to liquid chromatography mass spectrometry; Analytical Biochemistry
Sex differences in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and PTSD: are gonadal hormones the link?; British Journal of Pharmacology
Simultaneous quantification of endocannabinoids, oleoylethanolamide and steroid hormones in human plasma and saliva; Journal of Chromatography. B
Sleep and fear conditioning, extinction learning and extinction recall: a systematic review and meta-analysis of polysomnographic findings; Sleep Medicine Reviews
Tasmanian Drug Trends 2018: Key Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)
Tasmanian Drug Trends 2018: Key findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews
The effect of self-reported REM behavior Disorder Symptomology on Intrusive Memories in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Behavioral Sleep Medicine
The effects of acute stress on attentional networks and working memory in females; Physiology and Behavior
The three glycotypes in the London classification system of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease differ in disease duration; Molecular Neurobiology
Timing matters: Transcranial direct current stimulation after extinction learning impairs subsequent fear extinction retention; Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Translation of animal endocannabinoid models of PTSD mechanisms to humans: where to next?; Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews

Research Projects

Endocannabinoid & Cannabinoid impact in Fear Extinction and treatment of PTSD

Research Candidate Supervision