Dr. Dominic Dwyer

Psychologist, Post-doc Researcher

Research Focus

My research at the lab focusses on translational psychiatry, machine learning, and unsupervised machine learning for psychosis. I am involved in a number of international projects aiming to harmonize data in order to investigate psychiatric illness subtypes and better predict prognoses and treatments. I also lead educational programmes for machine learning. I also have experience as a trained clinical neuropsychologist (Melbourne, Australia) and my ultimate goal is to translate results into the clinic. 

Key Publications

  1. Dwyer, D. B., Harrison, B. J., Yücel, M., Zalesky, A., Whittle, S., Pantelis, C., Allen, N.B., Fornito, A. (2014). Large-scale brain network dynamics supporting adolescent cognitive control, Journal of Neuroscience, 34(42), 14096-14107. 
  2. Ansell, B.*, Dwyer, D.*, Wood, S. J., Bora, E., Brewer, W., Proffitt, T., Velakoulis, D., McGorry, P.D., Pantelis, C. (2014). Cortical thickness and antipsychotics at first-episode psychosis: divergent effects of first-generation and second-generation medications. Psychological Medicine, 31, 1-13. * Contributed equally to this work.       
  3. Dwyer, D. B., Falkai, P. & Koutsouleris, N. (2017). Machine learning approaches for clinical psychology and psychiatry, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, in press. 
  4. Dwyer, D. B., Cabral, C., Kambeitz-Ilankovic, L., Kambeitz, J., Calhoun, V., Falkai, P., Koutsouleris, N. (2017). Brain subtyping enhances neuroimaging predictions of schizophrenia group membership, Schizophrenia Bulletin (IF: 8), in press.

Book Chapters 

  1. Dwyer, D. B., Harrison, B. J., Yücel, M., Whittle, S., Zalesky, A., Pantelis, C., Allen, N. B., Fornito, A. (2016). Brain Network Dynamics of Adolescent Cognitive Control. In Fink, G., (Ed.), Stress Concepts and Cognition, Emotion, and Behavior (pp. 177-185). London: Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128009512. 
  2. Dwyer, D. B. & McGuire, P (2016). Structural and functional MRI in the prediction of psychosis: state of the art and future perspectives. In Riecher-Rossler, A. & McGorry, P. (Eds.), Key Issues in Mental Health (vol. 181): Early Intervention and Intervention in Psychosis (pp. 83-94). Basel: Karger. ISBN: 9783318056204.

Co-authored publications

  1. Davey, C. G., Allen, N. B., Harrison, B., Dwyer, D. B., Yücel, M. (2010). Being liked activates primary reward and midline self-related brain regions. Human Brain Mapping, 31(4), 660-668.
  2. Yücel M., Fornito A., Youssef G., Dwyer D., Whittle S., Wood S.J., Lubman D.I., Simmons J., Pantelis C., Allen N.B. (2012). Inhibitory control in young adolescents:  the role of sex, intelligence, and temperament. Neuropsychology, 26(3), 347-356.
  3. Strikwerda-Brown, C., Davey, C. G., Whittle, S., Allen, N. B., Byrne, M. L., Schwartz, O. S., Simmons, J. G., Dwyer, D. B., Harrison, B. J. (2014). Mapping the relationship between subgenual cingulate cortex functional connectivity and depressive symptoms across adolescence. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, pii: nsu143. [Epub ahead of print].
  4. Hong, S. B., Dwyer, D., Kim, J.W., Park, E.J., Shin, M.S., Kim, B.N., Yoo, H.J., Cho, I.H., Bhang, S.Y., Hong, Y.C., Pantelis, C., Cho, S.C. (2014) Subthreshold attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is associated with functional impairments across domains: a comprehensive analysis in a large-scale community study. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 23(8), 627-636.
  5. Naoyuki Katagiri, Christos Pantelis, Takahiro Nemoto, Andrew Zalesky, Masaaki Hori, Keigo Shimoji, Junichi Saito, Shinya Ito, Dominic Dwyer, Issei Fukunaga, Keiko Morita, Naohisa Tsujino, Taiju Yamaguchi, Nobuyuki Shiraga, Shigeki Aoki, Masafumi Mizuno (2015). A longitudinal study investigating sub-threshold symptoms and white matter changes in individuals with an ‘At Risk Mental State’ (ARMS). Schizophrenia Research, 162(1-3), 7-13.
  6. Klauser, P., Fornito, A., Lorenzetti, V., Davey, C. G., Dwyer, D. B., Allen, N. B., & Yücel, M. (2015). Cortico-limbic network abnormalities in individuals with current and past major depressive disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 173, 45-52.
  7. Kambeitz, J., Kambeitz-Ilankovic, L., Cabral, C., Dwyer, D. B., Calhoun, V. D., van den Heuvel, M. P., Falkai, P., Koutsouleris, N., Malchow, B. Aberrant functional whole-brain network architecture in patients with schizophrenia: a meta-analysis. Neuropsychopharmacology, 40(7), 1742 - 1751.
  8. Cabral, C., Kambeitz-Ilankovic, L., Kambeitz, J., von Saldern, S., Urquijo, M., Dwyer, D. B., Falkai, P., Koutsouleris, N. (2016). Classifying schizophrenia using joint multivariate pattern recognition analysis of brain function and structure. Schizophrenia Bulletin, in press.  
  9. Hasan, A., Wobrock, T., Guse, B., Langguth, B., Landgrebe, M., Eichhammer, P., Frank, E., Cordes, J., Wölwer, W., Musso, F., Winterer, G., Gaebel, W., Hajak, G., Ohmann, C., Verde, P. E., Rietschel, M., Ahmed, R., Honer, W. G., Dechent, P., Malchow, B., Urquijo, M. F., Dwyer, D. B., Kreuzer, P. M., Poeppl, T., Schneider-Axmann, T., Falkai, P., Koutsouleris, N. (2017). Structural brain changes are associated with response of negative symptoms to prefrontal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in schizophrenia patients. Schizophrenia Bulletin


Telephone: 089/440055757

Email: dominic.dwyer@med.uni-muenchen.de

Neurodiagnostic Applications

Hospital of the University of Munich
Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Nussbaumstraße 7
80336 München