• About

    Yann Chye completed her undergraduate studies in psychology and neuroscience at the University of Melbourne in 2014, and subsequently completed her PhD with BMH.

    She is now a research fellow, focusing on unveiling the link between cannabis use and brain and psychological health. She is interested in understanding the neurocognitive underpinnings of addiction and recovery, particularly through structural and functional imaging methods. Her recent publications have, by collating large-scale imaging data, demonstrated cannabis use- and dependence-associated structural alterations consistent across multi-imaging-sites. She is also involved with the international ENIGMA Addiction Working Group to analyse data relevant to addiction phenotype.


    Top publications:

    Chye, Y., Lorenzetti, V., Suo, C., Batalla, A., Cousijn, J., Goudriaan, A. E., … Yücel, M. Alteration to hippocampal volume and shape in cannabis dependence: A multisite study. Addiction Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/adb.12652.

    Chye, Y., Solowij, N., Ganella, E. P., Suo, C., Yücel, M., Batalla, A., … Lorenzetti, V. (2017). Role of orbitofrontal sulcogyral pattern on lifetime cannabis use and depressive symptoms. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 79, 392-400.

    Chye, Y., Solowij, N., Suo, C., Batalla, A., Cousijn, J., Goudriaan, A.E., Martin-Santos, R., Whittle, S., Lorenzetti, V., Yücel, M. (2017). Orbitofrontal and caudate volumes in cannabis users: a multi-site mega-analysis comparing dependent versus non-dependent users. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 2343(13), 1985-1996.

    Mackey, S., Algaier, N., Chaarani, B., Spechler, P., Orr, C., Bunn, J., … Chye, Y. … Garavan, H., & the ENIGMA Addiction Working Group. (2018). Mega-analysis of grey matter volume in substance dependence: General and substance-specific regional effects. American Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2018.17040415.

    Norman, L., Taylor, S., Liu, Y., Radua, J., Chye, Y., de Witt, S., … Fitzgerald, K. (in press). Error-processing and inhibitory control in obsessive-compulsive disorder: A meta-analysis using statistical parametric maps. Biological Psychiatry.