Hamish Binnie

Achieve improvements in well-being

Hamish Binnie, BSc

PhD Candidate, with Brainclinics since December 2019

Where did you study?
I completed my Bachelors degree in Psychology & Psychophysiology at The Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne in 2014. In the final year of this degree, I developed a strong interest in exploring the relationships between neurophysiological measures and psychological traits. I also hoped to explore how these relationships may be leveraged with neuromodulation techniques, to achieve positive outcomes for individuals in both clinical and non-clinical domains.

I continued with this interest into my Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) research project in 2014, where I investigated EEG-neurofeedback and motor performance.

What do you do?
I am currently working on my PhD research project, through Brainclinics & The University of Sydney. In this project, I have been utilising deep learning to explore relationships between EEG data and anti-depressant treatment outcomes in depression. I hope to be able to use these methods to make predictions about anti-depressant response, and guide clinical decisions to assist those in need.

Why do you do what you do?
I have long been fascinated with the application of machine learning methodologies as a means to better understand the nature of the brain and mind. I hope through the course of my research to utilize these methods to guide and tailor treatment options for individuals to achieve improvements in well-being and other outcomes.