Biomarkers in younger onset neurocognitive disorders

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
Group Leader Email Number Webpage
Professor Dennis Velakoulis 0409020780
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Mark Walterfang 0418775457

Project Details

The Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, is a unique multidisciplinary service involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with younger onset dementia and patients with complex neuropsychiatric presentations.

Diagnostic groups include

  • Young onset dementia (Alzheimers, frontotemporal dementia, Huntingtons disease)
  • Metabolic disorders (eg PKU, Niemann Pick Type C)
  • Deep brain stimulation for OCD

Neuropsychiatry of epilepsy

Areas of research

  • Carer burden
  • Quality of life
  • Lived experience
  • Health pathways and outcomes for patients
  • Olfaction
  • Neurogenetics
  • Neuroimaging (MRI, PET,SPECT)
  • Blood and CSF biomarkers of dementia
  • Relationship between schizophrenia and frontotemporal dementia

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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