Dr Anica Klockars

Postdoctoral Fellow

Qualifications: PhD

Research Interests

The relationship between brain activity in social deficit disorders and neuroendocrine and behavioural parameters

Research Supervised


  • Gartner, Sarah (in progress). The investigation of protein composition in milk formula ans its effects on central satiety and reward-related systems.

MSc (Research)

  • Laloli, Kathryn (in progress). Neuroendocrine changes uderlying aberrant food selectivity in rat models of autism spectrum disorder.
  • Mitchell Head (in progress).

Teaching Commitments


Animal Behaviour; Biology; Disabilities; Genetics; Health; Human Behaviour; Molecular Biology; Science

social deficit disorders, food intake

Recent Publications

  • Williams, M. J., Klockars, A., Eriksson, A., Voisin, S., Dnyansagar, R., Wiemerslage, L., . . . Schiöth, H. B. (2016). The Drosophila ETV5 Homologue Ets96B: Molecular Link between Obesity and Bipolar Disorder. PLoS Genetics, 12(6). doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1006104

  • Olszewski, P. K., Klockars, O. A., Klockars, A., & Levine, A. S. (2016). Central oxytocin receptor stimulation attenuates the orexigenic effects of butorphanol tartrate. NeuroReport, 1. doi:10.1097/WNR.0000000000000647

  • Olszewski, P. K., Klockars, A., & Levine, A. S. (2016). Oxytocin: a conditional anorexigen whose effects on appetite depend on the physiological, behavioral and social contexts. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. doi:10.1111/jne.12376

  • Klockars, A., Brunton, C., Levine, A. S., & Olszewski, P. K. (2016). Intravenous administration of oxytocin reduces intake of chow and sucrose, but it is ineffective in decreasing consumption of saccharin-enriched solutions. In SSIB 2016: 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior. Conference held at Centro de Congressos, Porto, Portugal.

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Contact Details

Room: E.2.02
Phone: +64 7 838 4022