Dr Trevor Chong
Dr Trevor Chong is an ARC Research Fellow at Monash University, and a consultant neurologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and Alfred Health.
Dr Chong completed both his undergraduate research training (BMedSc) and medical training (MB,BS) with Honours at Monash University in 2002. He then embarked on doctoral research with Jason Mattingley at the University of Melbourne, and Nancy Kanwisher at MIT. After being awarded his PhD in 2007, he returned to specialist training in Neurology, and was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2013. That year, he was awarded an NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Early Career Fellowship (2013-2016), which he took to Oxford to work with Masud Husain. He commenced his current position at Monash in 2016.
As a physician-scientist, Dr Chong’s research addresses some of the fundamental issues in cognitive neuroscience with the aim of achieving a deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying cognitive impairments in the diseased brain. To accomplish this, he combines pharmacological interventions and lesion studies with state-of-the-art techniques in neuroimaging and computational modelling. Dr Chong publishes widely in prestigious journals including PLoS Biology, Current Biology, and Brain, and he leads a research program that has been supported by grants and fellowships from the NHMRC, ARC, the Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation, the Brain Foundation, and Society for Mental Health Research.