About

Dr Liza van Eijk has a strong interest in neuroimaging and neuropsychology. She is in particular interested in identifying biomarkers to improve patient’s lives, whether that is by assisting with earlier diagnosis, personalizing treatment, or distinguishing between subtypes of disease.

Dr van Eijk is the CIA on an upcoming pilot study examining the implementation and clinical utility of quantified neonatal brain MRI at term-equivalent age at Townsville University and Cairns Hospital for infants at high risk of adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes, funded by the TAAHC Seed grant 2021 Aus $50 000. This project is a collaboration between JCU, Townsville University and Cairns Hospital, UQ and the CSIRO. This aligns with one of her research interests focusing on predicting clinical outcomes in preterm-born infants based on measures derived from neonatal MRI, in collaboration with the Australian-eHealth Research Centre, the CSIRO, and the Child health Research Centre, the University of Queensland. Dr van Eijk is also the CIA on a project funded by the JCU Cross Campus grant 2021 Aus $20 000, enabling EEG at Townsville and Singapore campuses. In addition, she collaborates with clinicians and researchers to enable the use of quantitative MRI measures for clinical and research settings in North-Queensland and is involved in several student projects.

Previously, Dr van Eijk examined biological sex differences in the brain, and how these brain sex differences are related to behaviour and disorders that have shown sex differences, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has published first-author papers in high-quality journals such as Neuroimaging (Q1, IF=5.8) and Psychological science (Q1, IF=4.9), and has presented her work at both international (e.g. Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping) and national conferences (e.g. Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting).

Dr van Eijk is a subject coordinator and lecturer for third-year Psychology subject PY3109 ‘Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind’, as well as second-year Psychology subject PY2101 ‘Psychological Neuroscience’. She has a visiting researcher affiliation with the Australian e-Health Research Centre, at the CSIRO.

She welcomes applications from students who are looking for a supervisor for a research project related to neuroimaging, neuroscience and/or neuropsychology. 

 

Teaching
  • PY2101: Psychological Neuroscience (Level 2; SIN & TSV)
  • PY3109: Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuropsychology
  • Predicting outcomes
  • Translational research
  • MRI
Experience
  • 2021 to present - Visiting Scientist, Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO
  • 2019 to 2020 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland & Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO (Brisbane)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Publications

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Journal Articles
  • Kong X, ENIGMA Laterality Working Group and Franks C (2022) Reproducibility in the absence of selective reporting: an illustration from large?scale brain asymmetry research. Human Brain Mapping, 43 (1). pp. 244-254
  • Raut S, Marathe P, van Eijk L, Eri R, Ravindran M, Benedek D, Ursano R, Canales J and Johnson L (2022) Diverse therapeutic developments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) indicate common mechanisms of memory modulation. Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 239.
  • van Eijk L, Seidel M, Pannek K, George J, Fiori S, Guzzetta A, Coulthard A, Bursle J, Ware R, Bradford D, Rose S, Colditz P, Boyd R and Fripp J (2021) Automating quantitative measures of an established conventional MRI scoring system for preterm-born infants scanned between 29 to 47 weeks' postmenstrual age. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 42 (10). pp. 1870-1877
  • van Eijk L and Zietsch B (2021) Testing the extreme male brain hypothesis: is autism spectrum disorder associated with a more male?typical brain? Autism Research, 14 (8). pp. 1597-1608
  • van Eijk L, Zhu D, Couvy-Duchesne B, Strike L, Lee A, Hansell N, Thompson P, de Zubicaray G, Mcmahon K, Wright M and Zietsch B (2021) Are sex differences in human brain structure associated with sex differences in behaviour? Psychological Science, 32 (8). pp. 1183-1197
  • Grasby K, Jahanshad N, Painter J, Colodro-Conde L, Bralten J, Hibar D, Lind P, Pizzagalli F, Ching C, McMahon M, Shatokhina N, Zsembik L, Thomopoulos S, Zhu A, Strike L, Agartz I, Alhusaini S, Almeida M, Alnæs D, Amlien I, Andersson M, Ard T, Armstrong N, Ashley-Koch A, Atkins J, Bernard M, Brouwer R, Buimer E, Bülow R, Bürger C, Cannon D, Chakravarty M, Chen Q, Cheung J, Couvy-Duchesne B, Dale A, Dalvie S, de Araujo T, de Zubicaray G, de Zwarte S, den Braber A, Doan N, Dohm K, Ehrlich S, Engelbrecht H, Erk S, Fan C, Fedko I, Foley S, Ford J, Fukunaga M, Garrett M, Ge T, Giddaluru S, Goldman A, Green M, Groenewold N, Grotegerd D, Gurholt T, Gutman B, Hansell N, Harris M, Harrison M, Haswell C, Hauser M, Herms S, Heslenfeld D, Ho N, Hoehn D, Hoffmann P, Holleran L, Hoogman M, Hottenga J, Ikeda M, Janowitz D, Jansen I, Jia T, Jockwitz C, Kanai R, Karama S, Kasperaviciute D, Kaufmann T, Kelly S, Kikuchi M, Klein M, Knapp M, Knodt A, Krämer B, Lam M, Lancaster T, Lee P, Lett T, Lewis L, Lopes-Cendes I, Luciano M, Macciardi F, Marquand A, Mathias S, Melzer T, Milaneschi Y, Mirza-Schreiber N, Moreira J, Mühleisen T, Müller-Myhsok B, Najt P, Nakahara S, Nho K, Olde Loohuis L, Orfanos D, Pearson J, Pitcher T, Pütz B, Quidé Y, Ragothaman A, Rashid F, Reay W, Redlich R, Reinbold C, Repple J, Richard G, Riedel B, Risacher S, Rocha C, Mota N, Salminen L, Saremi A, Saykin A, Schlag F, Schmaal L, Schofield P, Secolin R, Shapland C, Shen L, Shin J, Shumskaya E, Sønderby I, Sprooten E, Tansey K, Teumer A, Thalamuthu A, Tordesillas-Gutiérrez D, Turner J, Uhlmann A, Vallerga C, van der Meer D, van Donkelaar M, van Eijk L, van Erp T, van Haren N, van Rooij D, van Tol M, Veldink J, Verhoef E, Walton E, Wang M, Wang Y, Wardlaw J, Wen W, Westlye L, Whelan C, Witt S, Wittfeld K, Wolf C, Wolfers T, Wu J, Yasuda C, Zaremba D, Zhang Z, Zwiers M, Artiges E, Assareh A, Ayesa-Arriola R, Belger A, Brandt C, Brown G, Cichon S, Curran J, Davies G, Degenhardt F, Dennis M, Dietsche B, Djurovic S, Doherty C, Espiritu R, Garijo D, Gil Y, Gowland P, Green R, Häusler A, Heindel W, Ho B, Hoffmann W, Holsboer F, Homuth G, Hosten N, Jack C, Jang M, Jansen A, Kimbrel N, Kolskår K, Koops S, Krug A, Lim K, Luykx J, Mathalon D, Mather K, Mattay V, Matthews S, Mayoral Van Son J, McEwen S, Melle I, Morris D, Mueller B, Nauck M, Nordvik J, Nöthen M, O’Leary D, Opel N, Martinot M, Pike G, Preda A, Quinlan E, Rasser P, Ratnakar V, Reppermund S, Steen V, Tooney P, Torres F, Veltman D, Voyvodic J, Whelan R, White T, Yamamori H, Adams H, Bis J, Debette S, Decarli C, Fornage M, Gudnason V, Hofer E, Ikram M, Launer L, Longstreth W, Lopez O, Mazoyer B, Mosley T, Roshchupkin G, Satizabal C, Schmidt R, Seshadri S, Yang Q, Alvim M, Ames D, Anderson T, Andreassen O, Arias-Vasquez A, Bastin M, Baune B, Beckham J, Blangero J, Boomsma D, Brodaty H, Brunner H, Buckner R, Buitelaar J, Bustillo J, Cahn W, Cairns M, Calhoun V, Carr V, Caseras X, Caspers S, Cavalleri G, Cendes F, Corvin A, Crespo-Facorro B, Dalrymple-Alford J, Dannlowski U, de Geus E, Deary I, Delanty N, Depondt C, Desrivières S, Donohoe G, Espeseth T, Fernández G, Fisher S, Flor H, Forstner A, Francks C, Franke B, Glahn D, Gollub R, Grabe H, Gruber O, Håberg A, Hariri A, Hartman C, Hashimoto R, Heinz A, Henskens F, Hillegers M, Hoekstra P, Holmes A, Hong L, Hopkins W, Hulshoff Pol H, Jernigan T, Jönsson E, Kahn R, Kennedy M, Kircher T, Kochunov P, Kwok J, Le Hellard S, Loughland C, Martin N, Martinot J, McDonald C, McMahon K, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Michie P, Morey R, Mowry B, Nyberg L, Oosterlaan J, Ophoff R, Pantelis C, Paus T, Pausova Z, Penninx B, Polderman T, Posthuma D, Rietschel M, Roffman J, Rowland L, Sachdev P, Sämann P, Schall U, Schumann G, Scott R, Sim K, Sisodiya S, Smoller J, Sommer I, St Pourcain B, Stein D, Toga A, Trollor J, Van der Wee N, van ’t Ent D, Völzke H, Walter H, Weber B, Weinberger D, Wright M, Zhou J, Stein J, Thompson P and Medland S (2020) The genetic architecture of the human cerebral cortex. Science, 367 (6484).
  • van Eijk L, Hansell N, Strike L, Couvy-Duchesne B, de Zubicaray G, Thompson P, McMahon K, Zietsch B and Wright M (2020) Region-specific sex differences in the hippocampus. NeuroImage, 215.
  • Kong X, Mathias S, Guadalupe T, Laterality Working Group E, Glahn D, Franke B, Crivello F, Tzourio-Mazoyer N, Fisher S, Thompson P and Francks C (2018) Mapping cortical brain asymmetry in 17,141 healthy individuals worldwide via the ENIGMA Consortium. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115. pp. E5154-E5163
  • van Eijk L, Zwijsen S, Keeser D, Oosterman J, Pogarell O and Engelbregt H (2017) EEG-neurofeedback training and quality of life of institutionalized elderly women (a pilot study). Advances in Gerontology, 30 (2). pp. 248-254
  • Engelbregt H, Keeser D, van Eijk L, Suiker E, Eichhorn D, Karch S, Deijen J and Pogarell O (2016) Short and long-term effects of sham-controlled prefrontal EEG-neurofeedback training in healthy subjects. Clinical Neurophysiology, 127. pp. 1931-1937
  • van Eijk L, Groot E, van Spronsen M, Maas Y, Keeser D, Pogarell O and Engelbregt H (2015) Testing Van Gool’s Hypothesis: a method to predict side effects of cholinesterase inhibitors in patients with cellular degenerative and vascular dementia. Advances in Geriatrics, 2015.
Current Funding

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Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre Limited - Research Seed Grants

Implementation of Quantified Neonatal Brain MRI at Term-Equivalent Age at Townsville University and Cairns Hospital for Infants at High Risk of Adverse Neurodevelopmental Outcomes

Indicative Funding
$50,000 over 2 years
Summary
Infants born preterm, with low birth weight, or whom have a hypoxic event are at risk for developing adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. Currently, the timing of MRI is variable at Townsville University and Cairns Hospital?s Neonatal Units, with the infant often being at an age for which anaesthesia is required to undergo an MRI. This project aims to enable neonatal MRI (at term-equivalent age) for infants identified as high risk based, which is safer, less costly, and provides additional information for early personalized treatment plans in comparison to a later MRI (>4 months) - similar to the changes at Royal Brisbane Women?s Hospital.
Investigators
Liza van Eijk, Afroz Keramat, Roslyn Boyd, Jurgen Fripp, Ian Wright, Kerstin Pannek, Prasanna Kumar, Kandasamy Yogavijavan, Mohan Swaminathan, Neil Archer, Margot Bosanquet, Sandhya Menon, Daniel Webb, Carly Luke, Lynda McNamara, Leeann Mick-Ramsamy and Anya Gordon (College of Healthcare Sciences, The University of Queensland, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, College of Medicine & Dentistry, Townsville University Hospital and Cairns & Hinterland Hospital & Health Service)
Keywords
Neonatal MRI; Preterm; Quantitative; scoring
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  • Overcoming Adversity: A Biopsychosocial Perspective of Young Adulthood following Adverse Childhood Experiences (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
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