All Department 2019 projects

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Department Nodes Supervisor(s) Email(s) Project Research Opportunity
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Professor Peter Meikle
Dr Sudip Paul
peter.meikle@baker.edu.au
sudip.paul@baker.edu.au
: Unravelling the role of breast milk ether lipids in modulating immune function in early life PhD students, Honours students
Medicine Professor John Hamilton
Dr Ming-Chin (Kevin) Lee
jahami@unimelb.edu.au
ming-chin.lee@unimelb.edu.au
A cytokine pathway in the control of inflammation and pain PhD students
Medicine Austin Health Dr Peter Wookey
pwookey@unimelb.edu.au
A monoclonal antibody (mAb1F5) has been developed that identifies the expression of a putative growth factor PhD students
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Professor Peter Meikle
Dr Kevin Huynh
peter.meikle@baker.edu.au
kevin.huynh@baker.edu.au
A novel approach in improving lipidomics throughput for population profiling PhD students
Psychiatry Dr Samantha Loi
Professor Danny Hatters
samantha.loi@unimelb.edu.au
dhatters@unimelb.edu.au
A novel biomarker strategy to predict neurogenerative disease risk PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital A/Prof Adam Deane
Dr Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid
adam.deane@mh.org.au
Yasmine.Aliabdelhamid@mh.org.au
A parallel group, blinded, placebo controlled, ranDomised pRagmatic clinical trial investigating the Effect of temazepAM on objective and subjective measures of sleep in critically ill patients (The DREAM trial) Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Gabrielle Haeusler
Prof Karin Thursky
gabrielle.haeusler@petermac.org
A randomised controlled trial of short-course antibiotics in children with cancer and febrile neutropenia PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Hospital Prof Jennifer Philip
Dr Anna Collins
jphilip@unimelb.edu.au
anna.collins@svha.org.au
A systematic review of end of life quality of care indicators PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Hospital Prof Jennifer Philip
Dr Anna Collins
jphilip@unimelb.edu.au
anna.collins@svha.org.au
A systematic review of the management of sleep in palliative care cancer patients Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research A/Prof Andrew Deans
adeans@svi.edu.au
A therapeutic strategy for killing cancer cells by DNA repair inhibition PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen
tamsyn.van@unimelb.edu.au
A validation study of verbal learning measures in a bipolar disorder sample Honours students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dr Bill Kalionis
Dr Maria Kokkinos
kalionis@unimelb.edu.au
Maria.Kokkinos@thewomens.org.au
Abnormal Placental Stem Cells And Their Role In Human Pregnancy Pathologies PhD students, Masters by Research
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Dr Xiaowei Wang
Professor Karlheinz Peter
xiaoweiw@unimelb.edu.au
karlheinz.peter@unimelb.edu.au
Activated platelets targeted drug therapy PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
Dr. Ahmed Al Seadi
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
ahmed.mohan@unimelb.edu.au
Adipocytes as Weapons of Bone Destruction: The bone as a War Zone PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Austin Health Dr Peter Wookey
pwookey@unimelb.edu.au
An anti-calcitonin receptor (CTR) antibody for the detection of programmed cell death: the role of CTR in a novel adaptive response in a pre-apoptotic mechanism PhD students
Medicine Austin Health Dr Peter J Wookey
Prof David Hare
pwookey@unimelb.edu.au
An antibody that detects a high molecular weight surrogate ligand of calcitonin receptor is detected in malignant glioma cells and cell lines PhD students
Psychiatry Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen
tamsyn.van@unimelb.edu.au
An examination of emotional intelligence and emotional dysregulation in bipolar disorder Honours students
Medicine St Vincent's Hospital Prof Jennifer Philip
Dr Anna Collins
jphilip@unimelb.edu.au
anna.collins@svha.org.au
An exploration of the experience of care at the end of life for patients with a history of illicit drug use: A qualitative medical record review PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health A/prof Keith Lim
Prof John Hamilton
kklim@unimelb.edu.au
jahami@unimelb.edu.au
Analysis of Synovial Fluid and Peripheral Blood Samples from Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Using Patients with Osteoarthritis as Controls PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Christos Pantelis
Dr Liliana Laskaris
cpant@unimelb.edu.au
lily.laskaris@unimelb.edu.au
Animal models of Brain Development assessed using histology PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Prof Christos Pantelis
Dr Warda Taqdees Syeda
cpant@unimelb.edu.au
warda.syeda@unimelb.edu.au
Animal models of Brain Development assessed using MRI PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Yanhong Jessika Hu
Prof Melissa Wake
jessika.hu@mcri.edu.au
melissa.wake@mcri.edu.au
Antibiotic stewardship and related polices impact on child health outcomes PhD students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Yanhong Jessika Hu
Prof Melissa Wake
jessika.hu@mcri.edu.au
melissa.wake@mcri.edu.au
Antibiotic stewardship and related polices impact on child health outcomes PhD students
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Andrew Hua
Professor Cassandra Szoeke
healthy-ageing@unimelb.edu.au
cszoeke@unimelb.edu.au
Anxiety and neurodegeneration in preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease PhD students, Masters by Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Professor Eva Dimitriadis
A/Professor Kim-Anh Le Cao
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
kimanh.lecao@unimelb.edu.au
Application of computational biology approaches to identify and develop biomarkers to predict pregnancy disorders and guide clinical practice. PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research A/Prof Andrew Deans
Dr Astrid Glaser
adeans@svi.edu.au
aglaser@svi.edu.au
Application of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to treat childhood syndromes PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Professor David Burgner
Dr Mihiri Silva
david.burgner@mcri.edu.au
mihiri.silva@unimelb.edu.au
Application of intra-oral 3-Dimensional Scanning to monitor oral health in children PhD students
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Professor Mingguang He
mingguang.he@unimelb.edu.au
Artificial intelligence in ophthalmology: from data to algorithm and real-world application PhD students, Masters by Research
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Professor Mingguang He
mingguang.he@unimelb.edu.au
Artificial intelligence system to detect eye and cardiovascular diseases PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Sarah Knight
A/Prof Adam Scheinberg
sarah.knight@mcri.edu.au
adam.scheinberg@mcri.edu.au
Assessment and management of fatigue following paediatric acquired brain injury PhD students
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
Assessment of the Falls and Fractures Prevention Clinic as the Most Effective Setting toReduce Falls and Fractures in High-Risk Older Persons: A Care Program Assessment PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
Dr Ebrahim Bani Hassan
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
ebrahim.bani@unimelb.edu.au
Associations Between Sarcopenia, Intramuscular Fat, Mental/Physical Function and Brain Atrophy: An Imaging and Machine Learning Approach PhD students, Masters by Research
Assoc Prof Natasha Smallwood
Prof Karen Willis
natasha.smallwood@mh.org.au
k.willis@latrobe.edu.au
Australian Frontline Healthcare Workers Study: Understanding the psychoscial impacts of COVID-19 and other crises on the health workforce PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
Balance Gym for Falls Prevention in Older Adults PhD students, Masters by Research
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Serena Duchi
Dr Carmine Onofrillo
serena.duchi@unimelb.edu.au
carmine.onofrillo@unimelb.edu.au
Biofabrication of an in vitro 3D osteosarcoma model PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health A/prof Damian Myers
Prof Natalie Sims
damianem@unimelb.edu.au
nsims@unimelb.edu.au
Bone Substrate Composition Affecting Bone Cell Formation, Function and Bone Turnover PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Vanessa Cropley
vcropley@unimelb.edu.au
Brain development and the pathophysiology of psychosis PhD students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky
Dr Ye Tian
azalesky@unimelb.edu.au
ye.tian2@unimelb.edu.au
Brain mapping: Brain atlases with multiple topographic features PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky
Dr Robin Cash
azalesky@unimelb.edu.au
robin.cash@unimelb.edu.au
Brain stimulation and clinical translation PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Chris French
frenchc@unimelb.edu.au
Brainwave and Electrophysiological Biomarkers of Cognition Enhancing Drugs PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Chris French
frenchc@unimelb.edu.au
Can we Fix Dementia with Deep Brain Stimulation? PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Wayne Crismani
wcrismani@svi.edu.au
Cancer drug discovery by inhibition of a DNA repair pathway with Crispr/Cas9 gene editing and biochemistry PhD students, Masters by Research
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Carmine Onofrillo
Dr Serena Duchi
carmine.onofrillo@unimelb.edu.au
serena.duchi@unimelb.edu.au
CASE: Cartilage Analytic Screening Environment PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Cassandra Szoeke
Professor Lorraine Dennerstein
healthy-ageing@unimelb.edu.au
ldenn@unimelb.edu.au
Causes of Depressive Symptoms in Early Ageing PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Professor Christos Pantelis
Professor Stan Skafidas
cpant@unimelb.edu.au
sskaf@unimelb.edu.au
Cerebellar grey and white matter changes in children with Autism spectrum disorders PhD students
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Monica Slavin
Dr Michelle Yong
Monica.Slavin@mh.org.au
Michelle.Yong@unimelb.edu.au
Characterising Respiratory Infections in Immune-suppressed Haematology and Transplant Patients PhD students
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
Characterization of Osteosarcopenia in Older Persons: A Bench to Bedside Approach PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Ye Tian
Dr Vanessa Cropley
ye.tian2@unimelb.edu.au
vcropley@unimelb.edu.au
Characterizing brain-body relationship with respect to biological aging in elderly population Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
A/Prof Kulmira Nurgali
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
kulmira.nurgali@unimelb.edu.au
Circulating Osteogenic Precurors: Building Bone from Blood PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Judy Savige
A/Prof Deb Colville
j.savige@unimelb.edu.au
colville@unimelb.edu.au
Clinical features in a common inherited cause of kidney failure PhD students
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Luke Burchill
Dr Aneta Kotevski
blj@unimelb.edu.au
aneta.kotevski@unimelb.edu.au
Closing the Gap on Aboriginal Cardiovascular Health disparities- Using Big Data to understand the patient health journey Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute A/Prof Margie Danchin
Dr Jessica Kaufman
margie.danchin@rch.org.au
jess.kaufman@mcri.edu.au
Cluster RCT of a multi-component intervention package to improve maternal and childhood vaccination in Victoria PhD students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Prof Christos Pantelis
Ms Cassandra Wannan
cpant@unimelb.edu.au
cwannan@student.unimelb.edu.au
Cognition and brain connectivity in psychosis PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Psychiatry Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs
alex.bahar@unimelb.edu.au
Cognitive training for behavioural and psychological symptoms in young onset dementia Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Prof David Burgner
Dr Siroon Bekkering
david.burgner@mcri.edu.au
siroon.bekkering@mcri.edu.au
Common severe childhood infections, innate inflammatory responses and cardiometabolic risk: The VASCular changes aFter INfectious Diseases (VASCFIND) study PhD students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Samantha Loi
Dr Anita Goh
samantha.loi@unimelb.edu.au
goha@unimelb.edu.au
Comparing the mental health and social determinants of family members who have HD in their family PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky
Dr Caio Seguin
azalesky@unimelb.edu.au
caio.seguin@unimelb.edu.au
Computational neuroscience: Simulating brain dynamics and generative modelling of brain networks PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Professor Vicki Anderson
Vicki.Anderson@rch.org.au
Concussion Essentials: A clinical trial for reducing persisting symptoms after child concussion PhD students
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Carmine Onofrillo
Dr Serena Duchi
carmine.onofrillo@unimelb.edu.au
serena.duchi@unimelb.edu.au
Controlled mechanical stimulation for cartilage regeneration modelling with 3D bioprinting techniques PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Prof Melissa Little
Dr Jessica Vanslambrouk
melissa.little@mcri.edu.au
jessica.vanslambrouk@mcri.edu.au
Controlling nephron patterning and segmentation in kidney organoids PhD students
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Siddhartha Mahanty
Dr Louise Randall
smahanty@unimelb.edu.au
louise.randall@unimelb.edu.au
COVID-19 and the common cold: does pre-existing immunity to seasonally circulating coronaviruses influence the severity of COVID-19 Masters by Research
Psychiatry Austin Health Professor Richard Kanaan
Professor Sarah Wilson
richard.kanaan@unimelb.edu.au
swilson@unimelb.edu.au
Debilitating Symptom Complexes attributed to Ticks - neuroimaging PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Ye Tian
A/Prof Andrew Zalesky
ye.tian2@unimelb.edu.au
azalesky@unimelb.edu.au
Decoding neural mechanisms underpinning human cognition in health and disease using machine learning Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Infectious Diseases Burnet Institute A/Prof Paul Gilson
Dr Hayley Bullen
paul.gilson@burnet.edu.au
hayley.bullen@burnet.edu.au
Defining the essential functions of red blood cell modifying proteins in malaria parasites Honours students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Prof Nigel Curtis
Dr Nicole Messina
Nigel.Curtis@rch.org.au
nicole.messina@mcri.edu.au
Defining the mechanisms that underpin the beneficial off-target effects of BCG PhD students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Professor Eva Dimitriadis
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
Defining the role of embryo implantation failure in infertility and IVF success. PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Medicine Western Health A/prof John Price
john.price@unimelb.edu.au
Defining the Role of Transcriptional Stress Pathways in Cancer Cell Resistance Towards Anti-Cancer Therapeutics PhD students, Masters by Research
Clinical Pathology Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Professor Lachlan Coin
lachlan.coin@unimelb.edu.au
Detecting the tissue of origin of circulating cell free DNA Masters by Research
Medical Bionics Department Bionics Institute Dr Niki Gunewardene
A/Prof Andrew Wise
NGunewardene@bionicsinstitute.org
awise@bionicsinstitute.org
Developing a drug therapy for hearing loss PhD students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Prof Melissa Little
Dr Kynan Lawlor
melissa.little@mcri.edu.au
kynan.lawlor@mcri.edu.au
Developing computational approaches to analyse development and disease PhD students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Prof Melissa Little
Dr Aude Dorison
melissa.little@mcri.edu.au
aude.dorison@mcri.edu.au
Developing high content screens of novel treatments for congenital nephrotic syndrome PhD students
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Dr Xiaowei Wang
Dr Laura Bienvenu
xiaoweiw@unimelb.edu.au
laura.bienvenu@unimelb.edu.au
Developing nanoparticles for targeted theranostics delivery of drug and gene therapeutics PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Kirsten Perrett
Dr Thanh Dang
kirsten.perrett@mcri.edu.au
thanh.dang@mcri.edu.au
Developing novel methods for the diagnosis of tree nut allergies PhD students
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Prof Karlheinz Peter
Dr Mitchell Moon
karlheinz.peter@unimelb.edu.au
mitchell.moon@baker.edu.au
Developing platelet derived nanoparticles for targeted thrombolysis PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Professor Peter Meikle
Dr Thomas Meikle
peter.meikle@baker.edu.au
thomas.meikle@baker.edu.au
Development and validation of a high throughput clinical lipidomics platform PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Patrick Kwan
Dr Jianxiong Chan
patrick.kwan@unimelb.edu.au
jianxiong.chan@unimelb.edu.au
Development of a low cost, point-of-care diagnostic platform PhD students, Masters by Research
Infectious Diseases Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Matthew Dixon
Prof James McCarthy
matthew.dixon@unimelb.edu.au
james.mccarthy@unimelb.edu.au
Development of malaria transmission blocking drugs. PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
Development of Marrow Fat Quantification as a Predictor of Poor Outcomes in Osteosarcopenia PhD students, Masters by Research
Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute A/Prof Paul Lockhart
Prof Martin Delatycki
paul.lockhart@mcri.edu.au
martin.delatycki@vcgs.org.au
Development of novel human stem cell derived models of beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration for disease modelling and drug screening PhD students
Medicine Burnet Institute Prof James Beeson
Assoc Prof David Anderson
beeson@burnet.edu.au
david.anderson@burnet.edu.au
Development of novel point-of-care diagnostics tests and surveillance tools for malaria PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Medicine Burnet Institute Prof James Beeson
Dr Gaoqian Feng
beeson@burnet.edu.au
gaoqian.feng@burnet.edu.au
Development of novel vaccines against malaria PhD students, Masters by Research
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Raymond Wong
wongcb@unimelb.edu.au
Development of regenerative therapy for photoreceptor losses using cellular reprogramming technology PhD students, Masters by Research
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Dr Xiaowei Wang
Professor Karlheinz Peter
xiaoweiw@unimelb.edu.au
karlheinz.peter@unimelb.edu.au
Diagnosis and therapy of inflammatory diseases using molecular ultrasound imaging PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Cassandra Szoeke
Dr Alexandra Gorelik
healthy-ageing@unimelb.edu.au
alexandra.gorelik@unimelb.edu.au
Diet and Healthy Ageing Masters by Research
Medicine Austin Health A/Professor Michael Hildebrand
Professor Sarah Wilson
michael.hildebrand@unimelb.edu.au
sarahw@unimelb.edu.au
Discovering genes for singing ability in Australian families PhD students
Medicine Burnet Institute Prof James Beeson
Dr Herbert Opi
beeson@burnet.edu.au
herbert.opi@burnet.edu.au
Discovering the mechanisms and targets of immunity against malaria PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute A/Prof Paul Lockhart
Prof David Amor
paul.lockhart@mcri.edu.au
david.amor@mcri.edu.au
Discovery of new treatments for brain development disorders linked to epigenetic regulatory genes PhD students
Medical Bionics Department Bionics Institute Dr Thushara Perera
TPERERA@bionicsinstitute.org
Disease detection and quantification with inertial sensors PhD students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Amanda Gwee
Prof Sarath Ranganathan
amanda.gwee@rch.org.au
Sarath.Ranganathan@rch.org.au
Dose optimisation of antibiotics in children with cystic fibrosis PhD students, Masters by Research
Medical Bionics Department Bionics Institute A/Prof Andrew Wise
awise@bionicsinstitute.org
Drug delivery to treat hearing loss PhD students
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research A/Prof Jon Oakhill
Prof Bruce Kemp
joakhill@svi.edu.au
bkemp@svi.edu.au
Drug development for metabolic diseases PhD students
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Carmine Onofrillo
Dr Serena Duchi
carmine.onofrillo@unimelb.edu.au
serena.duchi@unimelb.edu.au
Dynamic microfluidic in vitro differentiation of stem cells for cartilage regeneration in surgical 3D bioprinting PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Hospital Dr Alan Lai
Dr Andre Peterson
alan.lai@unimelb.edu.au
peterson@unimelb.edu.au
EEG/ MEG network measures as a biomarker in pre-surgical planning for epilepsy patients PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
Dr Ben Kirk
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
ben.kirk@unimelb.edu.au
Effect of HMB and Vitamin D Supplementation on osteosarcoPenia In oldeR pErsons (EMPIRE) PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Briony Dow
goha@unimelb.edu.au
b.dow@nari.edu.au
Effective relationships in dementia community care: Promoting Independence though quality dementia care at home (the PITCH project). PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Chris French
frenchc@unimelb.edu.au
Effects of Drugs on Cognition-Related Brain Wave Signals in the Rat PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Chris French
frenchc@unimelb.edu.au
Effects of Drugs on Cognition-Related Brain Wave Signals in the Rodents PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health A/prof Christine Rodda
christine.rodda@unimelb.edu.au
Effects of Vitamin D Status on DEXA Femoral Neck BMD in Children and Adolescents PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health A/Prof Christine Rodda
christine.rodda@unimelb.edu.au
Effects of Vitamin D Status on Forearm Fracture Healing Rates in Children and Adolescents: A Pilot Study PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Chris French
frenchc@unimelb.edu.au
Electrophysiological Properties of Human Brain Neuronal Tissue PhD students
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Adrian Achuthan
aaa@unimelb.edu.au
Elucidating molecular signalling pathways controlled by anti-inflammatory steroids PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Adrian Achuthan
aaa@unimelb.edu.au
Elucidating molecular signalling pathways controlled by anti-inflammatory steroids PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Adrian Achuthan
Dr Kevin Lee
aaa@unimelb.edu.au
ming-chin.lee@unimelb.edu.au
Elucidating the functional roles of CCL17 in obesity-associated osteoarthritis PhD students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Mercy Health Associate Professor Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino
Associate Professor Natalie Hannan
t.klino@unimelb.edu.au
nhannan@unimelb.edu.au
Elucidating the role of SPINT1 in placental insufficiency PhD students
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Zhichao Wu
Prof Robyn Guymer
wu.z@unimelb.edu.au
Enabling Treatment Trials of Atrophic Age-Related Macular Degeneration PhD students
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Geraldine Mitchell
Dr Anne Kong
gmitchell@svi.edu.au
akong@svi.edu.au
Engineering a tissue flap PhD students
Medicine Western Health A/prof Kulmira Nurgali
kulmira.nurgali@unimelb.edu.au
Enteric Neuropathy as a Target to Alleviate Gastrointestinal Side-effects of Chemotherapy PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Boris Novakovic
Prof Richard Saffery
boris.novakovic@mcri.edu.au
richard.saffery@mcri.edu.au
Epigenomic remodelling of immunity by reproductive and sex-hormones PhD students
Prof Caroline Homer
Dr Joshua Vogel
caroline.homer@burnet.edu.au
joshua.vogel@burnet.edu.au
Evaluating the use, impact and ongoing sustainability of maternal and newborn health training programs in LMIC of immediate newborn care programs in the Asia-Pacific region Masters by Research
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Zhichao Wu
A/Prof Laura Downie
wu.z@unimelb.edu.au
ldownie@unimelb.edu.au
Evidence-Based Practice in the Management of Glaucoma Suspects PhD students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
goha@unimelb.edu.au
dennisv@unimelb.edu.au
Exploring data from ENROLL-HD - an international observational study in Huntington’s disease Masters by Research
Medical Bionics Department Bionics Institute Prof Colette McKay
cmckay@bionicsinstitute.org
Exploring the effect of neural dead regions in the cochlea on hearing with a cochlear implant PhD students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Reza Haqshenas
Dr Gerald Murray
reza.haqshenas@unimelb.edu.au
gerald.murray@unimelb.edu.au
Exploring the effects of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination on diversity of circulating genotypes Masters by Research, Honours students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Maria Di Biase
AProf Andrew Zalesky
dibiasem@unimelb.edu.au
andrewzalesky@gmail.com
Exploring the genetic basis of brain alterations in schizophrenia PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Professor Ed Stanley
Professor Andrew Elefanty
ed.stanley@mcri.edu.au
Andrew.elefanty@mcri.edu.au
Expression systems for pluripotent stem cells and their differentiated derivatives PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Prof Helen Thomas
Dr Bala Krishnamurthy
hthomas@svi.edu.au
bmurthy@svi.edu.au
Factors that determine islet antigen-specific T cell expansion before the onset of Type 1 diabetes PhD students, Masters by Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Michelle Peate
mpeate@unimelb.edu.au
Fertility decision tools for young women with breast cancer PhD students, Masters by Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe
yasmin.jayasinghe@unimelb.edu.au
Fertility preservation in children with cancer PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Austin Health Dr Yet Hong Khor
Prof Anne E Holland
yet.khor@unimelb.edu.au
anne.holland@monash.edu
Field tests for evaluation and prognostication in interstitial lung disease PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital A/Prof Christopher Reid
Dr Paulo Pinares-Garcia
christopher.reid@florey.edu.au
paulo.pinaresgarcia@florey.edu.au
Finding a cure for a devastating form of epilepsy PhD students, Masters by Research
Clinical Pathology Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Associate Professor Daniel Buchanan
Dr Ryan Hutchinson
daniel.buchanan@unimelb.edu.au
ryan.hutchinson@unimelb.edu.au
Finding a needle in the haystack: ctDNA detection for tracking cancer evolution and refining cancer risk Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research A/Prof Andrew Deans
Dr Rohan Bythell-Douglas
adeans@svi.edu.au
Function and cryo-EM structure of the breast cancer predisposition gene BRCA1 PhD students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Jacqueline Donoghue
jacqueline.donoghue@unimelb.edu.au
Functional role of VEZT over expression in endometrium PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
General Practice Western Health Associate Professor Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis
jomn@unimelb.edu.au
Future Health Today - health informatics PhD students
General Practice Western Health Associate Professor Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis
jomn@unimelb.edu.au
Future Health Today Changing the course of cardiovascular disease PhD students
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Tara Karnezis
tkarnezis@svi.edu.au
Gene signatures of the ‘lymphaticome’ PhD students, Masters by Research
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Carmine Onofrillo
Dr Serena Duchi
carmine.onofrillo@unimelb.edu.au
serena.duchi@unimelb.edu.au
Generation of an ex vivo regeneration model for 3D bioprinting applications PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Valerie Sung
Prof David Amor
valerie.sung@rch.org.au
david.amor@mcri.edu.au
Genetics of childhood hearing loss PhD students
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Srujana Sahebjada
A/Prof Mark Daniel
Srujana.sahebjada@unimelb.edu.au
Genome-wide expression profiling of keratoconus and non-keratoconus corneas Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Prof Jo Douglass
Dr Vanessa Bryant
jdouglass@unimelb.edu.au
bryant.v@wehi.edu.au
Genomics of asthma mortality due to thunderstorm asthma PhD students, Honours students
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
Genotype and Phenotype Characterisation Human Circulating Osteo-Progenitor (COP) Cells PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Burnet Institute Prof James Beeson
Dr Michelle Scoullar
beeson@burnet.edu.au
michelle.scoullar@burnet.edu.au
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies in Papua New Guinea – The impact of nutrition, malaria, and other infections on pregnant women and infants PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Medical Bionics Department Bionics Institute A/Prof James Fallon
JFALLON@bionicsinstitute.org
Hearing but not listening: Using behavioural training in pre-clinical studies to test the ability to listen to complex sounds PhD students
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Dr Erin Howden
Dr Leah Wright
erin.howden@baker.edu.au
leah.wright@baker.edu.au
Heart Health in Women: Role of Physical Activity to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease PhD students
Clinical Pathology Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) AProfessor Frederic Hollande
frederic.hollande@unimelb.edu.au
Heterogeneity of treatment response in advanced cancer: role of intrinsic and microenvironmental factors PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Prof Natalie Sims
nsims@svi.edu.au
How are autophagic processes involved in bone mineralisation? PhD students
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Chris French
frenchc@unimelb.edu.au
How do Anti-Epileptic Drugs Work? PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Professor Louise Purton
Dr Gavin Tjin
lpurton@svi.edu.au
gtjin@svi.edu.au
How do bone marrow microenvironments regulate B lymphocyte production? PhD students, Masters by Research
Burnet Institute Dr Alyce Wilson
Prof Caroline Homer
alyce.wilson@burnet.edu.au
Caroline.homer@burnet.edu.au
How do we improve the knowledge and skills of midwives and doctors in assessment and classification of perineal tears? PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen
tamsyn.van@unimelb.edu.au
How trauma shapes empathy and resilience in bipolar disorder Honours students
Medicine Western Health A/prof John Price
john.price@unimelb.edu.au
Identification and Characterisation of Molecular Mediators of Cancer Metastasis PhD students, Masters by Research
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Professor Peter Meikle
Dr Kevin Huynh
peter.meikle@baker.edu.au
kevin.huynh@baker.edu.au
Identification of additional markers of ferroptosis with mass spectrometry PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital DR Gerald Murray
Dr Monica Molano
gerald.murray@unimelb.edu.au
Monica.MolanoLuque@thewomens.org.au
Identification of biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis human papillomavirus associated cancer PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Professor Louise Purton
Dr Jessica Holien
lpurton@svi.edu.au
jessica.holien@rmit.edu.au
Identifying better therapies for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. Masters by Research
Medicine Burnet Institute Prof James Beeson
Dr JoAnne Chan
beeson@burnet.edu.au
JoAnne.Chan@unimelb.edu.au
Identifying targets and mechanisms of acquired immunity to severe malaria in children PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute A/Prof Paul Lockhart
Prof Richard Leventer
paul.lockhart@mcri.edu.au
Richard.Leventer@rch.org.au
Identifying the genetic causes of brain malformation in children PhD students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Maria Di Biase
Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky
maria.dibiase@unimelb.edu.au
azalesky@unimelb.edu.au
Imaging genetics in psychiatry PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Austin Health Professor Richard Kanaan
richard.kanaan@unimelb.edu.au
Imaging life events in acute conversion disorder PhD students
Medicine Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health Dr Simon Fisher
Associate Professor Jess Nithianantharajah
simon.fisher@florey.edu.au
jess.n@florey.edu.au
Imaging the brain circuits required for new learning Masters by Research, Honours students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Prof Mimi Tang
Dr Sarah Ashley
mimi.tang@rch.org.au
sarah.ashley@mcri.edu.au
Immune mechanisms of peanut allergy remission PhD students
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Professor Karlheinz Peter
Dr Jonathan Noonan
karlheinz.peter@unimelb.edu.au
noonan.j@unimelb.edu.au
Immunity, Chronic Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease PhD students, Masters by Research
Surgery Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Christofer Bester
Prof Stephen O'Leary
christofer.bester@unimelb.edu.au
sjoleary@unimelb.edu.au
Impedance triggered therapeutic intervention after cochlear implantation PhD students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Alison Archibald
Dr Belinda McClaren
alison.archibald@vcgs.org.au
belinda.mcclaren@unimelb.edu.au
Implementation considerations for a national program for expanded reproductive carrier screening PhD students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Kwang Lim
goha@unimelb.edu.au
Kwang.Lim@mh.org.au
Implementation of a Virtual Reality sensory room in a sub-acute ward for people living with dementia with behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (BPSD) PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Professor Gustavo Duque
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
Implementing the Gait and Balance Gym and the Effect on Falls and Falls Risk Factors PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Vijay Venkatraman
Prof Roland Bammer
vijay.venkatraman@unimelb.edu.au
roland.bammer@unimelb.edu.au
Improve the diagnostic prediction of imaging measures in dementia and epilepsy PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Professor Mingguang He
mingguang.he@unimelb.edu.au
Improved early diagnosis of eye diseases by integration of retinal photography and artificial intelligence to build an opportunistic screening service in metro, regional and remote primary care settings PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Prof Melissa Wake
Dr Jing Wang
melissa.wake@mcri.edu.au
jing.wang@mcri.edu.au
Improving lifetime outcomes for babies in special care nurseries PhD students
Medical Bionics Department Bionics Institute Prof Colette McKay
cmckay@bionicsinstitute.org
Improving speech understanding of cochlear implant users with neural dead regions PhD students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Austin Health Dr Anthea Lindquist
Dr Roxanne Hastie
anthea.lindquist@unimelb.edu.au
hastie.r@unimelb.edu.au
Improving women’s knowledge of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors following the diagnosis of a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. Master of Biomedical Science
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Chris French
Dr Rod Luwor
frenchc@unimelb.edu.au
rluwor@unimelb.edu.au
In vitro brain tumour model – studying epileptic seizure development and sensitivity to anti-cancer therapy PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Professor Sharon Goldfeld
Associate Professor Susan Woolfenden
sharon.goldfeld@rch.org.au
susan.woolfenden@health.nsw.gov.au
Inequities in children’s mental health: evidence to inform precision policy responses PhD students
Medicine Western Health A/prof Kulmira Nurgali
kulmira.nurgali@unimelb.edu.au
Inflammation-induced Cancer: Mechanisms and Novel Treatments PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health A/Prof Kulmira Nurgali
kulmira.nurgali@unimelb.edu.au
Inflammation-induced Osteosarcopenia: Mechanisms and Novel Treatments PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Kevin Lee
Prof. John Hamilton
mingchinl@unimelb.edu.au
jahami@unimelb.edu.au
Inflammatory cytokines involved in obesity and osteoarthritis PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Post Doctor Researchers
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Professor Eva Dimitriadis
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
Inflammatory mediators in the development of preeclampsia and pre-term birth. PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Sandra Galic
Prof Bruce Kemp
sgalic@unimelb.edu.au
bkemp@svi.edu.au
Inhibition of microglia inflammation by AMPK for obesity treatment PhD students
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Professor Peter Meikle
Dr Corey Giles
peter.meikle@baker.edu.au
corey.giles@baker.edu.au
Integration of population level ‘omics data to target cardiometabolic disease PhD students, Honours students
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor David Ritchie
Dr Rachel Koldej
david.ritchie@mh.org.au
rachel.koldej@mh.org.au
Integrative genomics and immunobiology in Hairy Cell Leukaemia PhD students
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Kim Loh
kloh@svi.edu.au
Investigating a novel mechanism for improving beta-cell function in type 2 diabetes PhD students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
goha@unimelb.edu.au
dennisv@unimelb.edu.au
Investigating biomarkers, clinical and cognitive symptoms in Huntington's disease and Alzheimer’s disease PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Shiang (Max) Lim
Dr Jarmon Lees
maxlim@unimelb.edu.au
jlees@svi.edu.au
Investigating cardiovascular disease in Friedreich's ataxia using human induced pluripotent stem cells PhD students
Medicine Western Health Aprof Damian Myers
damianem@unimelb.edu.au
Investigating Lipotoxic Impacts of Fatty Acid Synthesis on: (1) Osteoblasts, and (2) Osteoclast, in Vitro and (3) Skeletal Muscle PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
Dr Ahmed Al Seadi
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
ahmed.mohan@unimelb.edu.au
Investigating the Anabolic Effect Drugs (Picolinic Acid) on Osteocytes in Vitro PhD students, Masters by Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Gerald Murray
Professor Suzanne Garland
gerald.murray@mcri.edu.au
suzanne.garland@thewomens.org.au
Investigating the basis of antibiotic resistance in Mycoplasma genitalium PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Adrian Achuthan
Professor Stephen Rogerson
aaa@unimelb.edu.au
sroger@unimelb.edu.au
Investigating the effects of GM-CSF and M-CSF derived human macrophages on phagocytosing P. falciparum infected erythrocytes and cytokine production PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Hospital Dr Andre Peterson
Prof Steve Petrou
peterson@unimelb.edu.au
steven.petrou@florey.edu.au
Investigating the electrophysiology of neuronal network dynamics PhD students, Masters by Research
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Niall Corcoran
Professor Christopher Hovens
niallmcorcoran@gmail.com
cbhovens@gmail.com
Investigating the link between phenotype change and treatment resistance in prostate cancer PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute A/Prof Paul Lockhart
Dr Yujin Gao
paul.lockhart@mcri.edu.au
yujing.gao@mcri.edu.au
Investigating the molecular basis of parkinson's disease using novel genetic models PhD students
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
Dr. Ahmed Al Seadi
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
ahmed.mohan@unimelb.edu.au
Investigating the Rapamycin Effect on Induced-Palmitic osteocytes in Vitro PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
Investigating the relationship between fat, bone and muscle PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen
tamsyn.van@unimelb.edu.au
Is medication use related to cognitive variability? An examination of cross-diagnostic cognitive subgroups on the bipolar-schizophrenia spectrum Honours students
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Cassandra Szoeke
healthy-ageing@unimelb.edu.au
Lifestyle Factors and Cognitive Health PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Cassandra Szoeke
Professor Lorraine Dennerstein
healthy-ageing@unimelb.edu.au
ldenn@unimelb.edu.au
Lifestyle factors and effects on mood in elderly women PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Prof David Eisenstat
trish.barber@mcri.edu.au
Linking determination of cell fate in the developing nervous system to paediatric brain tumours PhD students
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Senior Research Fellow Alexandra Gorelik
Professor Cassandra Szoeke
healthy-ageing@unimelb.edu.au
Cszoeke@unimelb.edu.au
Lipoproteins and Cardiovascular Risk from Mid- to Late-life in Women PhD students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Professor Jeanie Cheong
jeanie.cheong@thewomens.org.au
Long-term impact of moderate and late preterm birth: effects on neurodevelopment, brain development and respiratory health at school age PhD students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Valerie Sung
Dr Lisa Mundy
valerie.sung@rch.org.au
lisa.mundy@mcri.edu.au
Longitudinal and secular trends in outcomes for adolescents with hearing impairment in Victoria PhD students
Medicine Professor Bernard Yan
Professor Marimuthu Palaniswami
bernard.yan@mh.org.au
palani@unimelb.edu.au
Machine learning assisted stroke neuroimaging PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky
Dr Ye Tian
azalesky@unimelb.edu.au
ye.tian2@unimelb.edu.au
Machine learning prediction of brain and body ageing PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Professor Ed Stanley
Professor Andrew Elefanty
ed.stanley@mcri.edu.au
Andrew.elefanty@mcri.edu.au
Making B-lymphocytes form pluripotent stem cells PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Infectious Diseases Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Matthew Dixon
Prof James McCarthy
matthew.dixon@unimelb.edu.au
james.mccarthy@unimelb.edu.au
Malaria: Going bananas for sex PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Prof David Ritchie
Dr Rachel Koldej
david.ritchie@mh.org.au
rachel.koldej@mh.org.au
Manipulating Recipient Immunological Microenvironment to Improve Outcomes in Allogeneic Transplantation PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Christos Pantelis
Professor Stan Skafidas
cpant@unimelb.edu.au
sskaf@unimelb.edu.au
Mapping cerebellar connectivity in neurodevelopmental disorders PhD students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Yanhong Jessika Hu
Prof Melissa Wake
jessika.hu@mcri.edu.au
melissa.wake@mcri.edu.au
Mapping hospital health records in Victoria, Australia for tracking pregnancy medicines use PhD students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Prof Dennis Velakoulis
Dr Dhamidhu Eratne
dennisv@unimelb.edu.au
deratne@unimelb.edu.au
Markers in Neuropsychiatric Disorders (MiND) study PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
Dr Ebrahim Bani Hassan
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
ebrahim.bani@unimelb.edu.au
Marrow Adipose Tissue Functions: Studying Lipotoxicity in Hip Replacement Candidates PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Chris French
frenchc@unimelb.edu.au
Massively Parallel Optical Imaging of Cognition Events in Neuronal Networks in Freely Behaving Mice PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute A/Professor Adrienne Harvey
adrienne.harvey@mcri.edu.au
Measuring child and family centred outcomes following spinal surgery for children with neuromuscular scoliosis PhD students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Anita d'Aprano
anita.daprano@unimelb.edu.au
Measuring developmental outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children PhD students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Adrienne Harvey
Professor David Amor
adrienne.harvey@mcri.edu.au
david.amor@mcri.edu.au
Measuring pain in children with developmental disabilities PhD students, Masters by Research
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Professor Karlheinz Peter
Dr Sara Baratchi
karlheinz.peter@unimelb.edu.au
sara.baratchi@rmit.edu.au
Mechanotransduction in blood cells and consequences for thrombosis and inflammation PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Prof Christine Imms
christine.imms@unimelb.edu.au
Mental health and participation outcomes for children and youth with cerebral palsy PhD students
Medicine Western Health A/prof Kulmira Nurgali
kulmira.nurgali@unimelb.edu.au
Mesenchymal Stem Cell-based Therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colorectal Cancer PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Alejandro Hidalgo-Gonzalez
Dr Holly Voges
alejandro.hidalgogon@mcri.edu.au
holly.vogues@mcri.edu.au
Metabolic reprogramming of the failing heart PhD students
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
Dr Ebrahim Bani Hassan
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
ebrahim.bani@unimelb.edu.au
Mid-Thigh Bone and Muscle Mass Measurements as an Assessment Tool for Diagnosis of Osteoporosis/penia, Sarcopenia and Osteosarcopenia: A Longitudinal Validation Study PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Associate Professor Margie Danchin
Dr Alexandra Ure
margie.danchin@rch.org.au
alexandra.ure@unimelb.edu.au
MIND the Vax Gap: Measuring Immunisation in NeuroDiverse populations and developing an intervention to improve uptake PhD students
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Doctor Shiang Lim
Doctor Jarmon Lees
mlim@svi.edu.au
jlees@svi.edu.au
Modelling cardiovascular diseases using human cardiac organoids PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Professor Ed Stanley
Professor Andrew Elefanty
ed.stanley@mcir.edu.au
Andrew.elefanty@mcri.edu.au
Modelling T-cell Development using pluripotent stem cells PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Medicine Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health Dr Snezana Maljevic
snezana.maljevic@florey.edu.au
Modellling severe childhood epilepsy Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Adrian Achuthan
aaa@unimelb.edu.au
Molecular signalling pathways controlling gene expression during chronic disease progression PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Adrian Achuthan
aaa@unimelb.edu.au
Molecular signalling pathways controlling gene expression during chronic disease progression PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Siddhartha Mahanty
Dr Louise Randall
smahanty@unimelb.edu.au
louise.randall@unimelb.edu.au
Monocytes in COVID-19: the great influencer of disease severity? Masters by Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Prof Martha Hickey
Dr Sarah Lensen
hickeym@unimelb.edu.au
sarah.lensen@unimelb.edu.au
Most Bothersome Symptom: a new research outcome in women with endometriosis PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Vijay Venkatraman
Prof Patricia Desmond
vvenkatraman@unimelb.edu.au
Patricia.Desmond@mh.org.au
Multimodal imaging measures to improve dementia diagnosis PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Prof Melissa Little
Dr Jessica Vanslambrouk
melissa.little@mcri.edu.au
jessica.vanslambrouk@mcri.edu.au
Nephrotoxicity screening using stem cell-derived proximal tubules PhD students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky
Dr Caio Seguin
azalesky@unimelb.edu.au
caio.seguin@unimelb.edu.au
Network communication in the brain PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Medicine St Vincent's Hospital Dr Andre Peterson
peterson@unimelb.edu.au
Neural modelling of epileptic dynamics PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Professor Angela Morgan
angela.morgan@mcri.edu.au
Neuropsychological profile of children with childhood apraxia of speech PhD students
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
New methods for investigating bone muscle and fat mass using 2D DXA images to predict performance, risk of falls and fractures PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Hospital Dr Amanda Edgley
Dr Fay Khong
aedgley@unimelb.edu.au
fay.khong@unimelb.edu.au
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease – characterising disease features in order to develop new therapies PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health A/prof Alan Moss
alan.moss@unimelb.edu.au
Novel Approaches in Therapeutic Endoscopy PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research A/Prof Carl Walkley
Dr Alistair Chalk
cwalkley@svi.edu.au
achalk@svi.edu.au
Novel genetic interactions with the double-stranded RNA-induced autoimmunity pathways Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Hospital Dr Andrew Kompa
Dr Amanda Edgley
akompa@unimelb.edu.au
aedgley@unimelb.edu.au
Novel therapies for the treatment of cardiorenal syndrome PhD students
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Tom Edwards
Dr Lauren Ayton
thomas.edwards@unimelb.edu.au
layton@unimelb.edu.au
Ocular gene therapy: the new era of blindness prevention PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs
alex.bahar@unimelb.edu.au
Olfactory-focused cognitive training PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Sarah Knight
A/Prof Adam Scheinberg
sarah.knight@mcri.edu.au
adam.scheinberg@mcri.edu.au
Optimising use of everyday technology for children and adolescents with acquired brain injury PhD students
Medical Bionics Department Bionics Institute A/Prof Rachael Richardson
RRICHARDSON@bionicsinstitute.org
Optogenetics for precise neural stimulation PhD students
Medicine Western Health A/Prof Christine Rodda
Prof Davis Darby
christine.rodda@unimelb.edu.au
ddarby@unimelb.edu.au
Oral Health and Attitudes in Young Adults Aged 15-25 Years with Diabetes Mellitus: A Case - Control Study PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
Dr Ben Kirk
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
ben.kirk@unimelb.edu.au
Osteosarcopenia as a Geriatric Syndrome PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health Prof Gustavo Duque
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
Osteosarcopenia in community-dwelling older adults attending the Falls and Fracture Clinic PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health Dr. David Scott
Prof Gustavo Duque
d.scott@unimelb.edu.au
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
Osteosarcopenia in Older Adults Attending a Fracture Liaison Service PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital A/Prof Christopher Reid
Dr Paulo Pinares-Garcia
christopher.reid@florey.edu.au
paulo.pinaresgarcia@florey.edu.au
Pacemaker channels and brain excitability PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute A/Professor Adrienne Harvey
adrienne.harvey@mcri.edu.au
Pain in children with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities PhD students
Medicine Western Health A/prof Damian Myers
Prof John Hamilton
damianem@unimelb.edu.au
jahami@unimelb.edu.au
Pathology begins in the cells: Studying lipotoxic stress generated from adipocytes in bone and muscle cell cultures PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Anita Goh
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
goha@unimelb.edu.au
dennisv@unimelb.edu.au
Perceptual Disturbance in younger onset dementia Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Jesse Zanker
Professor Cassandra Szoeke
healthy-ageing@unimelb.edu.au
cszoeke@unimelb.edu.au
Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Cognition in Ageing Women PhD students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute A/Prof Salvatore Pepe
Prof Christian Brizard
salvatore.pepe@mcri.edu.au
christian.brizard@mcri.edu.au
Placental Cord Blood Cell Therapy in Children at High Risk of Heart Failure PhD students
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Professor Peter Meikle
Dr Sudip Paul
peter.meikle@baker.edu.au
sudip.paul@baker.edu.au
Plasmalogen modulation as a therapeutic approach for fatty liver disease PhD students, Honours students
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
Pre-clinical Analysis of Effects of Lamin A Overexpression on Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation into Myocytes PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health Associate Professor Alan Hayes
hayes.a@unimelb.edu.au
Pre-Clinical Studies Identifying Novel Molecular Regulators of Skeletal Muscle Growth and Atrophy PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Prof Melissa Wake
A/Prof Joanne Said
melissa.wake@mcri.edu.au
jsaid@unimelb.edu.au
Precision prediction of maternal and child outcomes from routine fetal ultrasounds PhD students
Medicine Western Health Prof Gustavo Duque
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
Predicting Disability and Frailty in Older Persons: The Western Osteosarcopenia and Frailty (WOSF) Study PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Associate Professor Kirsten Perrett
Professor David Burgner David Burgner
kirsten.perett@rch.org.au
david.burgner@rch.org.au
Predictors of infection, clinical severity and immunological legacy of SARS-CoV-2 in extant longitudinal LifeCourse population cohorts of children and their household/family contacts PhD students
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Prof Patricia Desmond
Prof Roland Bammer
Patricia.Desmond@mh.org.au
roland.bammer@unimelb.edu.au
Quantitative imaging in dementia PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Medicine Western Health A/Prof Keith Lim
kklim@unimelb.edu.au
Quantitative Measure of Effusions PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute A/Prof Tiong Tan
A/Prof Sue White
tiong.tan@vcgs.org.au
sue.white@vcgs.org.au
Rare Diseases Now - Great care for rare PhD students
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor David Ritchie
Dr Rachel Koldej
david.ritchie@mh.org.au
rachel.koldej@mh.org.au
Recipient immunity as a determinant of long term outcome in bone marrow transplantation PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Prof. Andrea Maier
Prof. Kwang Lim
andrea.maier@mh.org.au
kwang.lim@mh.org.au
Refining the comprehensive geriatric assessment PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Prof Melissa Little
Dr Aude Dorison
melissa.little@mcri.edu.au
aude.dorison@mcri.edu.au
Regulating the vascularisation of the human glomerulus in vitro. PhD students
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Professor Louise Purton
Dr Gavin Tjin
lpurton@svi.edu.au
gtjin@svi.edu.au
Regulation of blood cell production by endothelial cell-derived retinoic acid receptor gamma PhD students, Masters by Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Austin Health Dr Fiona Brownfoot
A/Prof Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino
fiona.brownfoot@gmail.com
t.klino@unimelb.edu.au
Regulation of Placental Growth Factor in pregnancy complications PhD students, Honours students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Eva Dimitriadis
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
Relationship between the microbiome and female infertility. PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Paediatrics Dr Prue Pereira-Fantini
A/Prof David Tingay
prue.pereira@mcri.edu.au
David.Tingay@rch.org.au
Respiratory strategies to protect the preterm lung at birth PhD students, Masters by Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino
Associate Professor Natalie Hannan
t.klino@unimelb.edu.au
nhannan@unimelb.edu.au
Reverse translation to better understand fetal growth restriction PhD students
Medical Bionics Department Bionics Institute A/Prof Rachael Richardson
RRICHARDSON@bionicsinstitute.org
Reversible silencing of the cochlea PhD students
Medicine Western Health A/prof Kulmira Nurgali
kulmira.nurgali@unimelb.edu.au
Role of the Nervous System in Cancer Development and Progression PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Adrian Achuthan
Dr Yu-Kuan (Tony) Huang
aaa@unimelb.edu.au
tony.huang@unimelb.edu.au
Roles of macrophages subpopulations in tumour microenvironment in gastric cancer PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Adrian Achuthan
Professor Alex Boussioutas
aaa@unimelb.edu.au
alexb@unimelb.edu.au
Roles of macrophages subpopulations in tumour microenvironment in gastric cancer PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Adrian Achuthan
Dr Ajithkumar Vasanthakumar
aaa@unimelb.edu.au
ajith.vasanthakumar@unimelb.edu.au
Roles of mammary adipose macrophages in breast cancer PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital A/Prof Peter van Wijngaarden
peterv@unimelb.edu.au
Satellite imaging technology to detect the early signs of glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease in the retina PhD students
Medicine Burnet Institute Dr Megan Lim
megan.lim@burnet.edu.au
Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll: Young people and risk behaviours PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Burnet Institute Dr Megan Lim
megan.lim@burnet.edu.au
Sexting, porn, and Tinder: An investigation of education and health promotion PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Amanda Gwee
Prof Nigel Curtis
amanda.gwee@rch.org.au
nigel.curtis@rch.org.au
Short course antibiotic therapy for acute septic arthritis and haematogenous osteomyelitis in children PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Assoc Prof Natasha Smallwood
natasha.smallwood@mh.org.au
Singing for breathing in people with severe non-malignant, chronic lung diseases PhD students
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Jesse Zanker
Professor Cassandra Szoeke
jesse.zanker@unimelb.edu.au
cszoeke@unimelb.edu.au
Social and physical activities in ageing women PhD students
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Vanessa Cropley
Ms Rebecca Cooper
vcropley@unimelb.edu.au
cooperr1@student.unimelb.edu.au
Socioeconomic status and sleep in late childhood PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Chris French
frenchc@unimelb.edu.au
Sodium Channels in Epilepsy PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Sam John
A/Prof Nicholas Opie
sam.john@unimelb.edu.au
n.opie@unimelb.edu.au
Stentrode: Tissue Response to Endovascular Stimulation PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Vijay Venkatraman
Prof. Roland Bammer
vijay.venkatraman@unimelb.edu.au
roland.bammer@unimelb.edu.au
Stroke assessment with multi-modal imaging PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Brett Bennetts
Prof Michael Parker
brettb@unimelb.edu.au
mparker@svi.edu.au
Structural biology of proteins involved in bone diseases PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Craig Morton
Prof Michael Parker
craig.morton@unimelb.edu.au
mparker@svi.edu.au
Structural biology of proteins involved in cancer PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Craig Morton
Prof Michael Parker
craig.morton@unimelb.edu.au
mparker@svi.edu.au
Structural biology of proteins involved in infection PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Prof Michael Parker
mparker@svi.edu.au
Structural biology of proteins involved in mental illnesses PhD students, Masters by Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino
Associate Professor Natalie Hannan
t.klino@unimelb.edu.au
nhannan@unimelb.edu.au
Studying novel proteins in preeclampsia PhD students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Prof Christine Imms
christine.imms@unimelb.edu.au
Supporting young people with complex disability to participate in important life situations PhD students
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Dr Stephanie Yiallourou
Professor Vaughan Macefield
stephanie.yiallourou@baker.edu.au
vaughan.macefield@baker.edu.au
Sympathetic activation in adults with inadequate sleep PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Vanessa Cropley
Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky
vcropley@unimelb.edu.au
azalesky@unimelb.edu.au
Symptom comorbidity networks in psychiatry PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Amit Lampit
amit.lampit@unimelb.edu.au
Synthesising, dismantling and optimising cognitive interventions PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Daniel Steinfort
Associate Professor Shankar Siva
Daniel.Steinfort@mh.org.au
Shankar.Siva@mh.org.au
Systematic EndoscopIc Staging of Mediastinum to determine Impact on radiotherapy for locally advanced lung Cancer (SEISMIC): an international multi-centre cohort study PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor David Ritchie
Dr Rachel Koldej
david.ritchie@mh.org.au
rachel.koldej@mh.org.au
T cell function as a determinant of blinatumomab efficacy in B-ALL PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Prof Melissa Wake
Prof Richard Saffery
melissa.wake@mcri.edu.au
richard.saffery@mcri.edu.au
Taking placenta to scale: The population burden of disordered placentation and placental function PhD students
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Zhichao Wu
wu.z@unimelb.edu.au
Taking the “Guesswork” Out of Glaucoma Clinical Management with Novel Imaging PhD students
Medicine St Vincent's Hospital Dr Roy Kong
Dr Amanda Edgley

aedgley@unimelb.edu.au
Targeting inflammation and fibrosis for the treatment of retinal disease PhD students
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Professor Michael Parker
Dr Jon Gooi
mparker@svi.edu.au
jgooi@svi.edu.au
Targeting microglia in neurodegenerative diseases PhD students
Medical Bionics Department Bionics Institute Dr Niki Gunewardene
NGunewardene@bionicsinstitute.org
Testing nanoengineered drug delivery systems to treat hearing loss PhD students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Eva Dimitriadis
Dr Wei Zhou
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
wei.zhou1@unimelb.edu.au
Testing therapeutics for infertility in organoid models PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Prof David Burgner
Assoc Prof Kirsten Perrett
david.burgner@mcri.edu.au
kirsten.perrett@mcri.edu.au
The cardiometabolic legacy of SARS-CoV-2 in longitudinal adolescents PhD students
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research A/Prof Jon Oakhill
Dr John Scott
joakhill@svi.edu.au
jscott@svi.edu.au
The cellular fuel gauge: Novel mechanisms of metabolic control PhD students
Medicine Western Health A/Prof Keith Lim
kklim@unimelb.edu.au
The Correlation between Knee Effusions and Clinical Presentation in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Austin Health Dr Peter J Wookey
pwookey@unimelb.edu.au
The development of anti-NPY1 receptor antibodies for research into and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and cancer PhD students
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Associate Professor Anna Calkin
Dr Adele Richart
anna.calkin@baker.edu.au
adele.richart@baker.edu.au
The effect of ageing and sex differences on heart recovery following a heart attack Honours students
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Christopher Hovens
Associate Professor Niall Corcoran
cbhovens@gmail.com
niallmcorcoran@gmail.com
The Genomic Drivers of High Risk Prostate cancer PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Professor Louise Purton
Dr Gavin Tjin
lpurton@svi.edu.au
gtjin@svi.edu.au
The impact of cancer therapies on the bone marrow microenvironment PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Vanessa Cropley
AProf Sarah Whittle
vcropley@unimelb.edu.au
swhittle@unimelb.edu.au
The influence of sleep on brain development and psychopathology over adolescence PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Associate Professor Sarah Whittle
swhittle@unimelb.edu.au
The neurobiology of anxiety across development and sex PhD students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Bill Kalionis
Assoc Prof Harry Georgiou
kalionis@unimelb.edu.au
harrymg@unimelb.edu.au
The prognosisdiagnosis of common pregnancy complications utilising genetic material found in extracellular vesicles derived from maternal blood and urine. PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Samantha Loi
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
samantha.loi@unimelb.edu.au
dennis.velakoulis@mh.org.au
The relationship between cognitive impairment seen in chronic mental illness and dementia - what can mortality information tell us? PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Infectious Diseases Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Matthew Dixon
Prof James McCarthy
matthew.dixon@unimelb.edu.au
james.mccarthy@unimelb.edu.au
The Renovators Dream: Malaria host cell remodelling PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Kim Loh
kloh@svi.edu.au
The role of AMP-activated kinase in suppressing atherosclerosis PhD students
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Kevin Lee
A/Prof Andrew Cook
mingchinl@unimelb.edu.au
adcook@unimelb.edu.au
The role of CCL17 in osteoarthritis PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Adrian Achuthan
Dr Rodney Luwor
aaa@unimelb.edu.au
rluwor@unimelb.edu.au
The role of Critical Signalling Pathways in Glioblastoma Mediated Immunosuppression PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Rodney Luwor
rluwor@unimelb.edu.au
The role of EGFR Signaling in Glioblastoma Progression and Resistance to Current Therapies PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research A/Prof Andrew Deans
Dr Elyse Dunn
adeans@svi.edu.au
The role of FANCM gene in inherited breast cancer PhD students
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Stanley Stylli
sstylli@unimelb.edu.au
The role of invadopodia in glioma invasion and response to therapeutics PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital A/Prof Nigel Jones
Dr Idrish Ali
nigel.jones@monash.edu
idrish.ali@monash.edu
The role of microglial cells in epilepsy PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Andrew Deans
adeans@svi.edu.au
The role of RECQL4 gene in cancer predispositon PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research A/Prof Carl Walkley
Dr Jacki Heraud-Farlow
cwalkley@svi.edu.au
jhfarlow@svi.edu.au
The role of RNA editing enzyme ADAR1 in liver homeostasis and metabolism PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Rodney Luwor
rluwor@unimelb.edu.au
The role of STAT3-mediated Cancer Progression and Resistance to Current Therapies PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Hospital Prof Mark Cook
Dr Andre Peterson
markcook@unimelb.edu.au
peterson@unimelb.edu.au
Towards a patient-specific examination of epileptogenesis PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Professor David Amor
david.amor@mcri.edu.au
Towards treatment of intellectual disability caused by errors in the chromatin machinery PhD students
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research A/Prof Mark Chong
mchong@svi.edu.au
Transgenerational influence of diet on autoimmune susceptibility PhD students
Medicine St Vincent's Hospital Dr Roy Kong
Dr Amanda Edgley
roy.kong@unimelb.edu.au
aedgley@unimelb.edu.au
Treating fibrosis and inflammation to prevent end-organ damage in diabetes PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Prof. Andrea Maier
Dr. Claire Maddison
andrea.maier@mh.org.au
Claire.Maddison@mh.org.au
Treatment outcome in older lung cancer patients: does the biological age predict it? PhD students, Masters by Research
Burnet Institute Dr Joshua Vogel
Prof Caroline Homer
joshua.vogel@burnet.edu.au
caroline.homer@burnet.edu.au
Trends in maternal and newborn health outcomes in Demographic Household Surveys in Papua New Guinea (2006 and 2018) Masters by Research
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Dr Andrew Fleetwood
A/Professor Andrew Murphy
andrew.fleetwood@unimelb.edu.au
Type I interferon as a novel endogenous trigger of trained immunity PhD students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Prof Christine Imms
Prof Dinah Reddihough
christine.imms@unimelb.edu.au
Dinah.reddihough@rch.org.au
Understanding and defining supportive health/NDIS service environments PhD students
Medical Bionics Department Bionics Institute A/Prof Andrew Wise
awise@bionicsinstitute.org
Understanding changes in auditory processing from noise induced hearing loss PhD students
Medical Bionics Department Bionics Institute Prof Colette McKay
CMcKAY@bionicsinstitute.org
Understanding differences in outcomes of cochlear implants PhD students
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Prof David Ritchie
Dr Rachel Koldej
david.ritchie@mh.org.au
rachel.koldej@mh.org.au
Understanding how immune cell function is impacted by novel therapies in patients with B cell malignancies PhD students, Masters by Research
Medical Bionics Department Bionics Institute A/Prof James Fallon
JFALLON@bionicsinstitute.org
Understanding how the brain processes combined electrical and acoustic stimulation PhD students
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Andrew Sutherland
asutherland@svi.edu.au
Understanding how Type 17 immunity and IL-17 cytokines regulate Type 1 diabetes PhD students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Dorothy Machalek
A/Prof Catriona Bradshaw
dorothy.machalek@thewomens.org.au
Understanding the burden and consequences of Mycoplasma genitalium infection PhD students
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Ramin Shayan
Dr Tara Karnezis
rshayan@svi.edu.au
tkarnezis@svi.edu.au
Understanding the genetic basis of lipedema PhD students, Masters by Research
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Ramin Shayan
Dr Tara Karnezis
rshayan@svi.edu.au
tkarnezis@svi.edu.au
Understanding the microenvironment of lymphodema PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute A/Prof Paul Lockhart
Prof Martin Delatycki
paul.lockhart@mcri.edu.au
martin.delatycki@vcgs.org.au
Understanding the molecular basis of canvas-a novel neurological disorder caused by an expanded dna repeat PhD students
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Ramin Shayan
Dr Tara Karnezis
rshayan@svi.edu.au
tkarnezis@svi.edu.au
Understanding the role of CXCR7 in lymphodema following radiation injury PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Melanie Neeland
Prof Sarath Ranganathan
melanie.neeland@mcri.edu.au
sarath.ranganathan@rch.org.au
Unravelling the Inflammatory Signatures of Paediatric Respiratory Disease PhD students
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Srujana Sahebjada
A/Prof Mark Daniel
srujana.sahebjada@unimelb.edu.au
Using Artificial Intelligence to improve the diagnostic predictions of corneal topography machines for Keratoconus subjects PhD students
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Prof Nigel Jones
Dr. Matt Hudson

matt.hudson@monash.edu
Using light to control brain activity PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health Professor Gustavo Duque
Dr Ebrahim Bani Hassan
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
ebrahim.bani@unimelb.edu.au
Using Marrow Adipose Tissue to Diagnose Osteoporosis and Predict Fragility Fractures PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health Professor Christopher Reid
Dr Ming Soh
christopher.reid@unimelb.edu.au
mingshiuan.soh@florey.edu.au
Using novel animal and stem cell models to investigate the role of genetic cardiac arrhythmia in sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Medicine Burnet Institute Professor Freya Fowkes
Dr Julia Cutts
freya.fowkes@burnet.edu.au
julia.cutts@burnet.edu.au
Using parasite and vector serosurveillance to inform malaria elimination PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Prof Helen Thomas
Prof Tom Kay
hthomas@svi.edu.au
tkay@svi.edu.au
Using the JAK1/JAK2 Inhibitor Baricitinib to treat new-onset Type 1 diabetes PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Western Health Dr David Scott
Professor Gustavo Duque
d.scott@unimelb.edu.au
gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au
Using Wearable Activity Trackers to Monitor Physical Activity in Older Adults Undergoing Exercise Interventions for Falls PhD students, Masters by Research
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Professor Dave Coghill
Dr Melissa Mulraney
david.coghill@unimelb.edu.au
melissa.mulraney@mcri.edu.au
Utilizing technology to optimise ADHD care Masters by Research
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research A/Prof Stuart Mannering
Dr Colleen Elso
smannering@svi.edu.au
celso@svi.edu.au
What are antigens/epitopes are recognized in by islet-infiltrating CD8+ T cells in people with type 1 diabetes? PhD students
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research A/Prof Stuart Mannering
Dr Colleen Elso
smannering@svi.edu.au
celso@svi.edu.au
What are the functional properties of human CD4+ T cells, from people with type 1 diabetes, that respond to proinsulin C-peptide? PhD students
Medicine St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Prof Natalie Sims
nsims@svi.edu.au
What controls the development of strong cortical bone? PhD students
Paediatrics Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Associate Professor Catherine Satzke
Professor Fiona Russell
catherine.satzke@mcri.edu.au
fmruss@unimelb.edu.au
What is the microbiological effect of a single dose of azithromycin given in labour? PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Christos Pantelis
Dr Liliana Laskaris
cpant@unimelb.edu.au
lily.laskaris@unimelb.edu.au
When might the brain go wrong: the role of immune cells at critical time-points during development PhD students, Masters by Research
Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Chris Steward
Prof Roland Bammer
csteward@unimelb.edu.au
roland.bammer@unimelb.edu.au
White matter imaging in the aging brain PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Michelle Peate
Prof Martha Hickey
mpeate@unimelb.edu.au
hickeym@unimelb.edu.au
WomenCAN: Promoting and advancing women’s health and wellbeing after cancer PhD students, Masters by Research
Psychiatry Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Samantha Loi
Professor Dennis Velakoulis
samantha.loi@unimelb.edu.au
dennis.velakoulis@mh.org.au
Younger-onset dementia - carer mental health and service use. PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Medicine Western Health A/Prof Alan Hayes
Dr. David Scott
hayes.a@unimelb.edu.au
d.scott@unimelb.edu.au
Your Muscles Matter – The Sarcopenia Study PhD students, Masters by Research