Dr Robert (Robbie) Eres is a post-doctoral research fellow at CP-Achieve, within the neurodisability and rehabilitation group at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. His expertise largely surrounds the social determinants of health and how social factors, including loneliness and social exclusion, exacerbate mental health symptoms (e.g., social anxiety, depression, stress) and contribute to poor physical health outcomes.
Dr Eres is experienced in the development and evaluation of digital applications targeting loneliness and mental health variables in vulnerable groups (e.g., young people with psychosis, social anxiety disorders, those identifying as LGBTQIA+). Prior to his current research trajectory, Dr Eres explored the neurobiological correlates related to empathy and moral judgment and decision making. He used neuroimaging techniques to differential functional and structural brain regions associated with empathizing with different group memberships.
Outside of the office, you will find Dr Eres playing indoor volleyball and enjoying some of Melbourne’s finest coffee shops.