Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
Kate’s extensive experience in brain stimulation research focuses on developing treatments for cognitive impairment in psychiatric and neurological illnesses.
She is currently conducting clinical trials aimed at improving cognition in patients with schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease, as well as in healthy older adults. Kate's team is also conducting research in the context of head injury and mild cognitive impairment, as well as investigating ways in which to optimise efficacy of prefrontal brain stimulation techniques.
Kate is an excellent science communicator: she gives regular talks on her research to a range of audiences, is active on twitter, has published articles in magazines and websites geared for the general public, and has been interviewed by the media.
Read more about Dr Kate Hoy's research and publications
Kate Hoy's Articles
TMS and the latest state of mind
Depression is one of several mental health conditions being successfully treated by transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Championing change in STEMM
As a leader in her field, Associate Professor Dr Kate Hoy is determined to "pay it forward" to encourage women to pursue STEMM-related careers.