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Dr Elisha Josev
Dr Elisha Josev is an early career postdoctoral clinician-researcher at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. She holds a PhD and a Masters of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) from the University of Melbourne, and practices clinically as a registered psychologist. She has a special interest in the neuropsychological effects of early disruption to normal brain development, particularly in children born preterm. She also investigates the impact of chronic health conditions on child development, and currently coordinates a paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome research program at MCRI.
· Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
· Early Career Researcher Presentation First Prize, Australian Paediatric Neuropsychology Research Network Conference (APNRN), Sydney (2019)
· PSANZ-PRS Mont Liggins Early Career Award, Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) 19th Annual Congress, Melbourne (2015)
· PSANZ President's New Investigator's Award for best oral presentation in any discipline, PSANZ 19 th Annual Congress, Melbourne (2015)
· Marit Korkman Award for best abstract submission by a student, intern or postdoctoral fellow in paediatric neuropsychology, 5th INS/ASSBI Pacific Rim Conference, Sydney (2015)
· WH Kitchen Scholar Travelling Scholarship, Royal Women's Hospital (2015)
· Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship, University of Melbourne (2011 – 2014)
· Professor David Danks Top-Up Scholarship, MCRI, Royal Children's Hospital (2011 – 2014)
· Best Oral Presentation award for final year PhD student, Royal Children's Hospital RSA Student Symposium (2014)
Dr Elisha Josev's PhD thesis explored the effects of intensive cognitive training on memory functioning in children born extremely premature, and used novel neuroimaging techniques to assess associated changes in brain white matter microstructure in these children.
She is currently investigating the impact of fatigue on brain functioning in children and adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome.
· IMPRINT study - A randomised controlled trial of an adaptive working memory training intervention for children born extremely preterm
· VIBeS2 - Neurobehavioural development of infants born <30 weeks' gestational age and their parents' psychological wellbeing between birth and five years of age
· VICS - Victorian Infant Collaborative Study
· Understanding paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome - a longitudinal study of fatigue, pain, sleep, school functioning, physical activity, emotional impact, family impact and quality of life
· Actigraphy assessment of sleep in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome
· The impact of mental exertion on brain function in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome
· Biobanks, Big Data and ME: Establishing a global registry and biobank in Australia to drive discovery of blood biomarkers
· PETS Study - Peri/Postnatal Epigenetic Twins Study
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4686-6331
Kelly, C.E., Thompson, D.K., Chen, J., Josev, E.K.,… & Anderson, P.J. (2019). Working memory training and brain structure and function in extremely preterm or extremely low birth weight children. Human Brain Mapping (in press).
Leong, P., Loke, Y.J., Saffery, R., Silk, T., Burnett, A., Josev, E.,… & Craig, J.M. (2019). Epigenetic influences on neurodevelopment at 11 years of age: Protocol for the longitudinal peri/postnatal epigenetic twins study at 11 years of age (PETS@11). Twins Research and Human Genetics, 22 (6), 446-453.
Josev, E.K., Malpas, C.B., Seal., M.E., Scheinberg, A., Lubitz, L., Rowe, K., & Knight, S.J. (2019). Resting-state functional connectivity, cognition, and fatigue in response to cognitive exertion: a novel study in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome. Brain Imaging and Behavior (in press).
Tseng, C.J., Pascoe, L., Roberts, G., Doyle, L.W., Lee, K.J., Thompson, D.K., Seal, M., Josev, E.K., … & Anderson, P.J. (2019). Working memory training is associated with changes in resting state functional connectivity in children who were born extremely preterm: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement (in press).
Pascoe, L., Spencer-Smith, M., Wiley, J., Lee, K., Roberts, G., Josev, E.K., … & Anderson, P. (2019). Child motivation and family environment influence outcomes of working memory training in extremely preterm children. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement (in press).
Anderson, P.J., Lee, K.J., Roberts, G., Spencer-Smith, M.M., Thompson, D.K., Seal, M.L., Nosarti, C., Josev, E.K., …, & Pascoe, L. (2018). Long-term academic functioning following Cogmed Working Memory Training® for children born extremely preterm: a randomized clinical trial. The Journal of Pediatrics, 202, 92-97, e4.
Pascoe, L., Thompson, D., Spencer-Smith, M., Beare, R., Adamson, C., Lee, K.J., Kelly, C., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Nosarti, C., Josev, E.K., … & Anderson, P.J. (2018). Efficiency of structural connectivity networks relates to intrinsic motivation in children born extremely preterm. Brain Imaging and Behavior (in press).
Pascoe, L., Spencer-Smith, M., Giallo, R., Seal, M.L., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Nosarti, C., Josev, E.K., …& Anderson, P.J. (2018). Intrinsic motivation and academic performance in school-age children born extremely preterm: the contribution of working memory. Learning and Individual Differences, 64, 22-32.
Josev, E.K., Jackson M,L., Bei, B., Trinder, J., Harvey, A., Clarke, C., Snodgrass, K., Scheinberg, A., Knight, S. (2017). Sleep quality in adolescents with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 13(9), 1057–1066.
Josev, E.K., & Anderson, P.J. (2017). Executive dysfunction in very preterm children and associated brain pathology (Chapter 17). In S. Weibe and J. Karbach (Eds.), Lifespan development and plasticity of executive function. Psychological Press, Taylor and Francis Group.
Spittle, A.J., McGinley, J.L., Thompson, D.K., Clark, R., FitzGerald, T.L., Mentiplay, B.F., Lee, K.J., Olsen, J.E., Burnett, A., Treyvaud, K., Josev, E.K., … & Cheong, J.L.Y. (2016). Motor trajectories from birth to 5 years of children born at < 30 weeks' gestation: early predictors and functional implications. Protocol for a prospective cohort study. Journal of Physiotherapy, 62 (4), 222-223.
Pascoe, L., Roberts, G., Doyle, L.W., Lee, K.J., Thompson, D.K., Seal, M.L., Josev, E.K., … & Anderson, P.J. (2013). Preventing academic difficulties in preterm children: a randomised controlled trial of an adaptive working memory training intervention – IMPRINT study. BMC Pediatrics, 13 (1): 144.
Tailby, C., Fankhauser, J., Josev, E.K., Saling, M.M & Jackson, G. (2013). Clinical foreign accent syndrome evolving into a multiplicity of accents. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 26 (3): 348-362.
Josev, E.K., Forte, J.D., & Nicholls, M.E.R. (2011). Left of centre: Asymmetries for the horizontal vertical line illusion. Psychological Research, 75(5): 435-443.
· National Health and Medical Research Council
· The Mason Foundation (The Judith Jane Mason & Harold Stannet Williams Memorial Foundation, National Medical Program)
· ME Research UK