Sarina Iwabuchi



  • Sarina Iwabuchi

    2013 - PhD Psychology, University of Auckland

    2007 - MSc Psychology, University of Auckland

    2006 - BSc Honours Psychology, University of Canterbury


    Academic Background

    Dr Iwabuchi has 15 years of research experience in the field of psychology, with specific expertise in neuroimaging, psychiatry, mental health, and chronic pain. Most recently, she has been involved in a clinical trial examining the efficacy of transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of depression using functional MRI, MR spectroscopy, and diffusion-weighted imaging. She has advised and supervised both undergraduate and postgraduate students, delivered lectures and talks, awarded a fellowship and research grants, and published work in international, high-impact journals. She has a deep knowledge of neuroimaging approaches to study the human brain in both health and disease, including analysis software such as SPM and FSL.

    Publishing History

    Dr Iwabuchi has 21 peer-reviewed papers, 11 as first author, in international journals including Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Psychological Medicine, and NeuroImage. She has presented at numerous international conferences and has been invited to speak at external institutions and conferences.

    Editing and Reviewing Experience

    Dr Iwabuchi has edited numerous manuscripts for publication during her research career. She has also reviewed manuscripts for 11 journals including NeuroImage, Psychological Medicine, and Translational Psychiatry. She joined Edanz Group as an editor in 2020.

    Writing Experience

    Dr Iwabuchi has experience writing manuscripts in a broad range of fields, including cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry, clinical trials, and psychopharmacology. She also has experience writing for public dissemination and lay summaries and has submitted essays of her research to essay competitions.