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Claire Foldi

Dr Claire Foldi completed undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Queensland and obtained her PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience from the Queensland Brain Institute in 2012. Following Postdoctoral training in electrophysiology at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, she was recruited to the laboratory of Prof Brian Oldfield at Monash University in 2015.

Claire's current work focuses on the impact of specific neural pathway activity on behavioural measures of reward and executive control and the development of activity-based anorexia in rodents. She is also interested in exploring neurobiological, behavioural and physiological factors that predispose individuals to disorders of reward-based feeding including anorexia nervosa and obesity.

Anorexia Nervosa: Needing To Eat Is Not Enough; You Have To Want It

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a debilitating disorder with the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. From an evolutionary standpoint, AN is a paradox. Humans have evolved to survive famine through biological adaptations that limit energy usage when food is […]