The Neurodevelopmental Disorders research group is dedicated to finding innovative new approaches to treat neurodevelopmental disorders in adolescents and young adults.

Our research brings together clinical, biological and neuropsychological assessments using technology to understand neurodevelopmental disorders and determine the most effective treatments for young people with these challenging conditions.

We have spent the last 25 years researching Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, eating disorders and autism and we currently have a large number of projects in stages of completion. The research undertaken at the Brain Dynamics Centre is conducted under the umbrella of the (CRASH) in conjunction with the Kids Research Institute. Our clinical work is undertaken through the Departments of Adolescent Medicine at Westmead Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, as well as collaboration with colleagues in private practice.

Research directions


We are involved in clinical and community based research projects. The ACTION and iSPOT A studies have completed recruitment. In these studies we trialled non-stimulant and stimulant medications in ADHD.  

Eating disorders

We are currently recruiting for a clinical trial which aims to understand the neural mechanisms of a newly approved medication for Binge-Eating Disorder. See the Projects page if you are interested in participating