• About

    Dr Lucy Albertella completed her PhD in 2017 at UNSW Sydney (School of Public Health and Community Medicine).

    Lucy joined the Brain and Mental Health Research Hub as a Research Fellow in 2017. Lucy’s work at BMH focuses on investigating the influence of lifestyle modifications, such as exercise and meditation, in modulating compulsivity-related brain functioning and cognition.

    Lucy’s recent publications focus on the cognitive correlates of illicit drug use, including abnormalities in reward-related learning processes.

    Top publications:

    Albertella, L., Copeland, J., Pearson, D., Watson, P., Wiers, R. W., & Le Pelley, M. E. (2017). Selective attention moderates the relationship between attentional capture by signals of nondrug reward and illicit drug use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 175, 99-105.

    Albertella, L., Le Pelley, M. E., & Copeland, J. (2016). Frequent cannabis use is associated with reduced negative priming among females. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, Vol 24, 313-319.

    Gates, P. J., Albertella, L., & Copeland, J. (2014). The effects of cannabinoid administration on sleep: a systematic review of human studies. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 18, 477-487.

    Albertella, L., Le Pelley, M. E., & Copeland, J. (2015). Cannabis use, schizotypy, and negative priming. Psychiatry Research, 228, 404-410.

    Albertella, L., Le Pelley, M. E., & Copeland, J. (2017). Cannabis use in early adolescence is associated with higher negative schizotypy in females. European Psychiatry, ePub ahead of print.

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