e: antoinette.poulton@unimelb.edu.auAntoinette


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Antoinette’s PhD project focuses on cognitive factors influencing the transition from at-risk alcohol use to alcohol use disorder. As part of this project, she is investigating how smartphone technologies can be used to provide researchers with information about drinking; cognitive control and reward sensitivity in at-risk drinkers; and, the feasibility of collecting data completely online.

About Antoinette

Antoinette is in receipt of an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship and, in recent times, has been awarded the Velma Stanley Award (University of Melbourne) and the Bursary in Memory of Feminist Fathers (Graduate Women Victoria). She is a founding member of the Australian Ambulatory Assessment and Intervention Network.


Poulton, A., Mackenzie, C., Harrington, K., Borg, S., & Hester, R. (2016). Cognitive Control Over Immediate Reward in Binge Alcohol Drinkers. Alcoholism: Clinical And Experimental Research, 40(2), 429-437. doi:10.1111/acer.12968

Conference/Poster presentations

Identification of at-risk alcohol consumption patterns: Retrospective surveys versus a smartphone application. Oral Presentation at the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ESBRA) conference 2017 (Crete). DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agx074.28

The identification of at-risk alcohol consumption patterns: Retrospective surveys versus a smartphone application. Poster and Poster Breakout Session at The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) conference 2016 (Sydney). DOI: 10.1111/dar.12484

Generalised rather than reward-based cognitive control deficits in binge alcohol drinkers. Poster presented at The Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society  (ACNS) conference 2015 (Auckland).

The relationship between impulsivity for reward and learning from reward. Poster presented at The Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS) conference 2013 (Melbourne). DOI: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2013.212.00049