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.

She is currently working 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. Previously, she 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).

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

  • PY2101: Psychological Neuroscience (Level 2; SIN & TSV)
  • PY3109: Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuropsychology
  • Predicting outcomes
  • Translational research
  • MRI
  • 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
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Journal Articles
  • Kong X, ENIGMA Laterality Working Group and Franks C (in press) Reproducibility in the absence of selective reporting: an illustration from large?scale brain asymmetry research. Human Brain Mapping, , DOI:10.1002/hbm.25154.
  • 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 (in press) 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, .
  • 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, DOI:10.1002/aur.2537.
  • van Eijk L, Zhu D, Couvy-Duchesne B, Strike L, Lee A, Hansell N, Thompson P, de Zubicaray G, McMahon K and Wright M (in press) Are sex differences in human brain structure associated with sex differences in behaviour? Psychological Science, , DOI:10.1177/0956797621996664.
  • Fornage M, Mosley T, Mazoyer B, Lopez O, Longstreth W, White T, Launer L, Ikram M, Hofer E, Gudnason V, Decarli C, Calhoun V, Debette S, Carr V, Bis J, Roshchupkin G, Yamamori H, Andreassen O, Whelan R, Voyvodic J, Veltman D, Adams H, Beckham J, Ho B, Cairns M, Cahn W, Bustillo J, Buitelaar J, Buckner R, Brunner H, Brodaty H, Ames D, Blangero J, Satizabal C, Baune B, Bastin M, Arias-Vasquez A, Torres F, Anderson T, Alvim M, Yang Q, Seshadri S, Schmidt R, Boomsma D, Hoffmann W, Holsboer F, Krug A, Koops S, Kolskår K, Kimbrel N, Jansen A, Jang M, Jack C, Hosten N, Luykx J, Caseras X, Mathalon D, Jönsson E, Heindel W, Häusler A, Green R, Gowland P, Gil Y, Garijo D, Espiritu R, Doherty C, Homuth G, Nordvik J, Steen V, Reppermund S, Ratnakar V, Rasser P, Quinlan E, Preda A, Pike G, Martinot M, Opel N, Lim K, Nöthen M, Tooney P, Nauck M, Mueller B, Morris D, Melle I, McEwen S, Mayoral Van Son J, Matthews S, Mattay V, Mather K, O’Leary D, Paus T, Schall U, Sämann P, Sachdev P, Rowland L, Roffman J, Rietschel M, Posthuma D, Polderman T, McDonald C, Pausova Z, Sim K, Pantelis C, Ophoff R, Oosterlaan J, Nyberg L, Mowry B, Morey R, Michie P, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Hulshoff Pol H, Penninx B, van ’t Ent D, Luciano M, Djurovic S, Medland S, Thompson P, Stein J, Zhou J, Wright M, Weinberger D, Weber B, Schumann G, Völzke H, Scott R, Van der Wee N, Trollor J, Toga A, Stein D, St Pourcain B, Sommer I, Smoller J, Sisodiya S, Martinot J, Walter H, Depondt C, Glahn D, Franke B, Francks C, Forstner A, Flor H, Fisher S, Fernández G, Espeseth T, McMahon K, Desrivières S, Gruber O, Delanty N, Deary I, de Geus E, Dannlowski U, Dalrymple-Alford J, Crespo-Facorro B, Corvin A, Cendes F, Cavalleri G, Donohoe G, Holmes A, Martin N, Loughland C, Le Hellard S, Kwok J, Kochunov P, Kircher T, Kennedy M, Kahn R, Jernigan T, Gollub R, Hong L, Grabe H, Hoekstra P, Hillegers M, Henskens F, Heinz A, Hashimoto R, Hartman C, Hariri A, Håberg A, Caspers S, Hopkins W, Green M, Herms S, Hauser M, Haswell C, Harrison M, Harris M, Hansell N, Gutman B, Gurholt T, Lancaster T, Groenewold N, Hoehn D, Goldman A, Giddaluru S, Ge T, Garrett M, Fukunaga M, Ford J, Foley S, Fedko I, Fan C, Grotegerd D, Jockwitz C, Lam M, Krämer B, Knodt A, Knapp M, Klein M, Kikuchi M, Kelly S, Kaufmann T, Kasperaviciute D, Heslenfeld D, Kanai R, Ho N, Jia T, Jansen I, Janowitz D, Ikeda M, Hottenga J, Hoogman M, Holleran L, Hoffmann P, Ehrlich S, Karama S, McMahon M, Erk S, Amlien I, Alnæs D, Almeida M, Alhusaini S, Dietsche B, Strike L, Marquand A, Thomopoulos S, Ard T, Shatokhina N, Armstrong N, Ching C, Pizzagalli F, Lind P, Hibar D, Bralten J, Colodro-Conde L, Painter J, Jahanshad N, Grasby K, Zsembik L, Chen Q, Agartz I, Dohm K, Doan N, den Braber A, de Zwarte S, de Zubicaray G, de Araujo T, Dalvie S, Dale A, Andersson M, Cheung J, Engelbrecht H, Chakravarty M, Cannon D, Bürger C, Bülow R, Buimer E, Brouwer R, Bernard M, Atkins J, Ashley-Koch A, Couvy-Duchesne B, van Donkelaar M, Wen W, Wardlaw J, Wang Y, Wang M, Walton E, Verhoef E, Veldink J, van Rooij D, Sønderby I, van Eijk L, Witt S, van der Meer D, Vallerga C, Uhlmann A, Turner J, Tordesillas-Gutiérrez D, Thalamuthu A, Teumer A, Tansey K, Sprooten E, van Erp T, Artiges E, Lee P, Zhu A, Degenhardt F, Davies G, Curran J, Cichon S, Brown G, Brandt C, Belger A, Westlye L, Assareh A, Whelan C, Zwiers M, Zhang Z, Zaremba D, Yasuda C, Wu J, Wolfers T, Wolf C, Wittfeld K, van Haren N, Ayesa-Arriola R, Shumskaya E, Quidé Y, Pütz B, Pitcher T, Pearson J, Orfanos D, Olde Loohuis L, Nho K, Nakahara S, Najt P, Ragothaman A, Mühleisen T, Moreira J, Mirza-Schreiber N, van Tol M, Melzer T, Mathias S, Macciardi F, Dennis M, Lopes-Cendes I, Lewis L, Lett T, Müller-Myhsok B, Mota N, Milaneschi Y, Shapland C, Secolin R, Schofield P, Schmaal L, Schlag F, Saykin A, Rashid F, Salminen L, Rocha C, Shen L, Risacher S, Shin J, Riedel B, Richard G, Repple J, Reinbold C, Redlich R, Reay W and Saremi A (2020) The genetic architecture of the human cerebral cortex. Science, 367 (6484), Article: eaay6690, DOI:10.1126/science.aay6690.
  • 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, Article: 116781, DOI:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116781.
  • 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, DOI:10.1073/pnas.1718418115.
  • 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, DOI:10.1016/j.clinph.2016.01.004.
  • 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, Article: 270657, DOI:10.1155/2015/270657.

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