Joanne Wallace is a graduate entry Medical Student at The University of Warwick. Previously she worked in medical research after completing a degree in Biomedical Science at The University Of Sheffield and a PhD at Newcastle University. Her PhD and postdoctoral work focused on the pathology of cognitive dysfunction in animal models of psychiatric disorders and Alzheimer’s disease. Her interests include early behavioural or biomarkers of prodromal psychiatric disease and how these can be targeted for treatments and how knowledge of underlying pathology can be utilised in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disease and dementia.
Joanne Wallace summarises a recent systematic review and meta-analysis that reinforces the urgent call for better interventions to address the causes of premature death in schizophrenia.[read the full story...]
Joanne Wallace summarises the recent Cochrane systematic review on risperidone versus placebo for schizophrenia, which concludes that the best available evidence does not show that the benefits of risperidone outweigh the harms.[read the full story...]
Joanne Wallace summarises a novel systematic review that actually quantifies the amount of physical activity done by people with schizophrenia.[read the full story...]
Joanne Wallace considers a recent systematic review of exercise in severe mental illness, which focuses on the factors that motivate people to exercise, and the barriers that can prevent physical activity.[read the full story...]
Joanne Wallace considers a recent health technology assessment on the risks and benefits of psychotropic medication in pregnancy, which supports previous associations between valproate and adverse child outcomes.[read the full story...]
Joanne Wallace considers the findings of a new Cochrane systematic review on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for schizophrenia.[read the full story...]
Joanne Wallace explores the relationship between nightmares/night terrors at age 12 with psychotic experiences at age 18, which has been confirmed by a recent UK birth cohort study.[read the full story...]