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Solowij, Nadia Professor

Professor

  • Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute
  • Illawarra Institute for Mental Health
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Head of Research - School of Psychology
  • Co-Director - Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence (ACRE), A National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence

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Research Overview


  • Nadia Solowij, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Psychology, University of Wollongong and recently completed a 4-year term as an ARC Future Fellow.  She has been actively researching the effects of long-term cannabis use for more than 25 years and is now the most published researcher in the world on the topic of cannabis and the brain.  Her primary area of expertise is in the long-term cognitive and neural effects of cannabis.  She has used neuropsychological, psychophysiological and brain imaging techniques in her investigations of memory, cognition and brain structure and function in adult and adolescent cannabis users and people with schizophrenia and comorbid cannabis use.  She has over 100 scientific publications including her book Cannabis and Cognitive Functioning (Cambridge University Press). Her recent research has focused on the effects of different cannabinoids on brain structure and function and vulnerability markers for psychosis, as well as clinical trials of medicinal cannabis or cannabinoids.

Available as Research Supervisor

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Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy To CBD or Not to CBD? Understanding the Therapeutic Potential of Cannabidiol, a Component of Cannabis, for Schizophrenia Osborne, Ashleigh
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) The Effect of Prolonged Cannabidiol Treatment upon Brain Structure and Function in Cannabis Users Beale, Camilla
    Doctor of Philosophy Characterising Neurobiological Abnormalities in Cannabis Use Disorder Dunsford, Suraya

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Nadia Solowij, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Psychology, University of Wollongong and recently completed a 4-year term as an ARC Future Fellow.  She has been actively researching the effects of long-term cannabis use for more than 25 years and is now the most published researcher in the world on the topic of cannabis and the brain.  Her primary area of expertise is in the long-term cognitive and neural effects of cannabis.  She has used neuropsychological, psychophysiological and brain imaging techniques in her investigations of memory, cognition and brain structure and function in adult and adolescent cannabis users and people with schizophrenia and comorbid cannabis use.  She has over 100 scientific publications including her book Cannabis and Cognitive Functioning (Cambridge University Press). Her recent research has focused on the effects of different cannabinoids on brain structure and function and vulnerability markers for psychosis, as well as clinical trials of medicinal cannabis or cannabinoids.

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy To CBD or Not to CBD? Understanding the Therapeutic Potential of Cannabidiol, a Component of Cannabis, for Schizophrenia Osborne, Ashleigh
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) The Effect of Prolonged Cannabidiol Treatment upon Brain Structure and Function in Cannabis Users Beale, Camilla
    Doctor of Philosophy Characterising Neurobiological Abnormalities in Cannabis Use Disorder Dunsford, Suraya
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