Professor Karen Caeyenberghs

Karen heads the Cognitive Neuroscience Unit’s Neuroplasticity and Multimodal Imaging Lab at Deakin University in Melbourne, investigating the impact of moderate-severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on the child’s developing brain. Her research contributions include: publishing the first studies using diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in children with TBI; developing novel home-based training programs (ProBalance, BrainGames and CogMo); providing the first evidence of chronic cognitive impairments from a disconnection syndrome perspective; and publishing some of the first brain-wide maps of dynamic structural connectivity changes with training and disease progression. She holds a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship, with a focus on the underlying mechanisms of secondary injury of TBI.