Dr Nynke Groenewold
My research interest concerns the changes that occur in the brain in people that experience depressive and anxiety disorders throughout the lifespan. My research is embedded in the BBU Psychiatric Neuroimaging Group, which I co-lead. I have three focus projects: 1) Identify brain changes in South African children exposed to maternal depression and examine how these contribute to their future risk to develop psychiatric conditions; 2) Delineate changes in brain structure, connectivity, and ageing in anxious adolescents and adults as co-chair of ENIGMA-Anxiety; 3) Explore the antidepressant potential of a novel pharmacological agent in South African young adults through pharmaco-MRI.
Clinical Neuroscience • Developmental Neuroscience • Neuroimaging