Dr Katrina Green

Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute

Dr Katrina Green is a medical science lecturer in the School of Medicine, University of Wollongong and a scientist at the Centre for Translational Neuroscience, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute. Dr Green’s research aims to improve the pharmacological treatment of mental illness and to promote healthy aging, with a particular interest in exploring the potential of cannabinoids as novel therapeutics. Dr Green leads a research team that were the first to discover the therapeutic benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) on cognition (learning and memory) in a rodent model of schizophrenia. These findings are particularly important as cognitive impairment in schizophrenia is largely untreatable with current antipsychotic medications.