Makana joined CAN Research as a master’s student, authoring a research thesis that investigated the contribution of autistic traits and general psychological distress to distress pertaining to gender in children and adolescents with gender dysphoria. Now working as as a research assistant in the team, she is involved with a number of projects.
After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences in Canada, Makana completed a Masters of Brain and Mind Sciences at the University of Sydney in January 2020.
In addition to working as a research assistant at CAN Research, Makana is currently studying medicine at Macquarie University with interests in paediatrics, emergency medicine, and cardiology.
- Early intervention in Autism
- Electronic data capture in developmental clinics
- Co-morbidities with neurodevelopmental disorders
Hilton, M.N., Boulton, K.A., Kozlowska, K., McClure, G., & Guastella, A.J. (2022). The co-occurrence of neurodevelopmental disorders in gender dysphoria: Characteristics within a paediatric treatment-seeking cohort and factors that predict distress pertaining to gender. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 149, 281-286. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychires.2022.02.018