Neuroscience

Neuroscience which includes research in the fields of neuroscience, psychiatry, mental health and the study of basic psychological processes

Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
Understanding the plasticity of skeletal muscle in health and disease Research Project Leader Professor Gordon Lynch
Anatomy and Physiology
Tackling the high incidence of suicide in working men Centre for Health Equity
'What Works for Depression' and 'What Works for Anxiety' Project Leader Associate Professor Nicola Reavley
Centre for Mental Health and Community Wellbeing
A clinical test of dark adaptation for age-related macular degeneration Project Leader Dr Michael Pianta Optometry and Vision Sciences
A culturally appropriate approach to improve mental health outcomes in Sri Lanka and China: Mental Health First Aid Project Leader Associate Professor Nicola Reavley
Centre for Mental Health and Community Wellbeing
A gut feeling about new therapies for glioma Joint Project Leaders Dr Lincon Stamp & Dr Marlene Hao
Anatomy and Physiology
A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of polysomnographic titration of non-invasive ventilation in motor neurone disease Physiotherapy
A stem cell therapy for Hirschsprung Disease Project Leader/Supervisor Dr Lincon Stamp, Professor John Furness Anatomy and Physiology
Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age (AUPOA) Psychiatry
Accelerated Gene Identification Program (Gene Discovery) Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Acid-sensitivity in auditory neurons Senior Research Fellow Dr Karina Needham Surgery
Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence (ACRE): Quality and safety in the implementation of medicinal cannabis use in the community Professor Jane Gunn General Practice and Primary Care
Advanced Interventions for Mood Disorders Head of Department, Professor Christopher Davey
Psychiatry
Advanced Limb Reconstruction Head of Department of Surgery,
St. Vincent's Hospital,
Professor Peter Choong

Surgery
Affective Neuroscience and Development Lab Head of Lab Dr Sarah Tashjian
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Ageing in Mind (AiM) Senior Research Fellow in Psychiatry of Old Age Terence Chong
Psychiatry
Allen laboratory: Central cardiovascular regulation Head of Laboratory Professor Andrew Allen
Anatomy and Physiology
An ultrasensitive assay to detect aggrecan degradation products in patient fluids Project Leader Professor Amanda Fosang Paediatrics
Analysing visual field data in macular disease Project Leader Dr Andrew Anderson Optometry and Vision Sciences
Analytical Methods for Big High-Dimensional Biomedical Data Professor Agus Salim Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Angiotensin and chemoreceptor function Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Anatomy and Physiology
Application of stem cell-derived neurons to the deaf cochlea Senior Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer Dr Bryony Nayagam Audiology and Speech Pathology
ARC Training Centre in Cognitive Computing for Medical Technologies Prof Mark Cook Medicine
ARCADIA: Nutraceutical and Lifestyle Medicine Mental Health Research Group Group Head and Honorary Principal Research Fellow Professor Jerome Sarris
Psychiatry
Arterial grafting for coronary artery revascularisation Co-director Colin Royse
Surgery
Arthritis Research Group Laboratory Head Professor Amanda Fosang
Paediatrics
Assessing novel compounds for diagnostic retinal imaging
Attention Dynamics Lab Laboratory Director Professor Katherine Johnson
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Auditory deficits in autism Principle Investigator Associate Professor Gary Rance Audiology and Speech Pathology
Auditory Neuroscience Unit Senior Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer Dr Bryony Nayagam
Audiology and Speech Pathology
Austin Health Research Psychiatry
Autism Research Team Laboratory Head Professor Katrina Williams
Paediatrics
Autologous stem cell therapies in Australia Project Leader Professor Megan Munsie Anatomy and Physiology
Behavioural Ethics, Affect and Meaning Lab Laboratory Director Professor Brock Bastian
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
​Beware the incels (involuntary celibates)
Bilateral and Binaural Hearing Dr Karyn Galvin
Audiology and Speech Pathology
Biomedical Engineering for Cochlear Implants Senior Research Fellow Dr Carrie Newbold
Surgery
Biomedical Neuroscience
Black Saturday Post-Traumatic Roadshow Project Leader Associate Professer Louise Harms Social Work
Blood Atlas: Understanding cell state and differentiation using genomics data from blood cells Project Leader Professor Christine Wells Anatomy and Physiology
Bornstein laboratory: Enteric neuroscience Head of Laboratory Professor Joel C Bornstein
Anatomy and Physiology
Andre Peterson Group Leader Dr Andre Peterson
Medicine
Brain networks processing respiratory sensations Project Leader Professor Stuart Mazzone Anatomy and Physiology
Brainwave and Electrophysiological Biomarkers of Cognition Enhancing Drugs Group leader Dr Chris French
Medicine
Building a urogenital nervous system connectome Project Leaders Professor Janet Keast / Dr Peregrine Osborne Anatomy and Physiology
Bushfires, Social Connectedness and Mental Health Project Leader Associate Professer Louise Harms Social Work
Can We Fix Dementia with Deep Brain Stimulation? Group leader Dr Chris French
Medicine
Cardiac Rehabilitation in Stroke Survivors to Improve Survivorship (CRiSSIS) Natasha Machado
Prof Gavin Williams
Physiotherapy
Carers of People Living with Psychosis Professor Carol Harvey
Psychiatry
Cell state and cell fate: Systems biology approaches to understanding cell identity Project Leader Professor Christine Wells Anatomy and Physiology
Cellular Reprogramming Group Senior Research Fellow Dr Raymond Wong
Surgery
Centre for Health Analytics Director Kate Lucas
Paediatrics
Centre of Research Excellence in Childhood Adversity and Associated Depression and Anxiety Project Leader Professor Anthony Jorm
Centre for Mental Health and Community Wellbeing
Centre of Research Excellence – Newborn Medicine Project Leader Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers in patients with vasospasm secondary to subarachnoid haemorrhage Dr Alexios Adamides Surgery
Cheng laboratory: Stem cell and organ size control regulation Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Louise Cheng
Anatomy and Physiology
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Director, Mindful A/Professor Alessandra (Sandra) Radovini
Psychiatry
Chromosome disorders Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Clark laboratory: Transcriptomics and Neurogenetics Head of Laboratory Dr Mike Clark
Anatomy and Physiology
Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology Laboratory Laboratory Director Professor Stephen C Bowden
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Clinical and Health Psychology Laboratory Director Associate Professor Carol Hulbert
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Clinical and Music Neuroscience Laboratory Professor Sarah Wilson
Wendyl D'Souza Research Group Leader Assoc. Prof Wendyl D'Souza
Medicine
Clinical Neuropsychiatry Professor Dennis Velakoulis Psychiatry
Mark Cook Group Leader Professor Mark Cook
Medicine
Clinical Psychophysics Unit Lab Director Professor Allison McKendrick
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Clinical Trials Research Centre, Centre for Eye Research Australia Head, Clinical Trials Research Centre Associate Professor Lyndell Lim
Surgery
Cochlear implantation for children with single-sided deafness or very asymmetrical hearing loss Dr Karyn Galvin Audiology and Speech Pathology
Coding the future: next-gen bioinformatic tools for nanopore data Project Leader Dr Mike Clark Anatomy and Physiology
Cognitive and Neuropsychological Development Laboratory Laboratory Director Associate Professor Robert Reeve
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Cognitive Health Project Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine
Cognitive Interventions Technologies and Evaluation Research Group (CITE) Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs
Dr Amit Lampit
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Cognitive Interventions Technologies and Evaluation Dr Amit Lampit
Psychiatry
Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory Laboratory Director Professor Rob Hester
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Cognitive Neuroscience and Computational Psychiatry Lab Laboratory Head Associate Professor
Marta Garrido

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory Laboratory Director Dr Jason Forte
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Cognitive Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience
Comparing oculomotor decision-making models for halting inappropriate actions Project Leader Dr Andrew Anderson Optometry and Vision Sciences
Computational Memory Lab Laboratory Director Dr Adam Osth
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Computational Modelling Audiology and Speech Pathology
Contemplating stem cells in society Project Leader Dr Claire Tanner Anatomy and Physiology
Peter Crouch laboratory Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crouch
Anatomy and Physiology Research
Cytoprotection Pharmacology Research Professor Greg Dusting
Surgery
Daniel Hoyer laboratory Head of Laboratory Professor Daniel Hoyer
Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Danny Hatters laboratory Head of Laboratory Professor Danny Hatters
Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Dating Violence, help-seeking and Technology in Australia General Practice and Primary Care
Deciphering the mysteries of human brain development Project Leader Dr Mike Clark Anatomy and Physiology
Decision Neuroscience Laboratory Laboratory Director Associate Professor Stefan Bode
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Defining new roles for the Hippo signalling pathway in skeletal muscle Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Anatomy and Physiology
Depression and Anxiety Neuroscience Professor Ben Harrison Psychiatry
Depression and Anxiety Neuroscience Professor of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience Ben Harrison
Psychiatry
Developing consensus on physical activity measurement following stroke Project Leader Dr Natalie Fini
Physiotherapy
Developing innovative animal and cell culture models to study and treat muscular dystrophies Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Anatomy and Physiology
Developing iPad home-monitoring platforms for multiple sclerosis assessment
Developing methods for measuring magnetic susceptibility in the brain Associate Professor Leigh Johnston Medicine
Developing New Mathematical Methods to Understand Patient-specific Epileptic Networks PhD Candidate Isabelle Harris Medicine
Developing novel ocular biomarkers for drug testing and neurodegenerative disease of the CNS Optometry and Vision Sciences
Development of a Minimally Invasive Chronic Neural Interface Group Leaders A/Prof Nicholas Opie and A/Prof Thomas Oxley Medicine
Development of new radio frequency pulses to improve 7T MRI Professor Roger Ordidge Medicine
Development of open source tools for vision research
Development of Scaffolds for Restoration of Myotendous Junctions Project Lead Associate Professor Robert Kapsa Medicine
Diagnosis and management of Auditory Processing Disorder Principle Investigator Dani Tomlin Audiology and Speech Pathology
Diagnosis, Management and Outcomes of Depression in the Primary Care Setting (The Diamond 10-year Cohort Study) Project Leader Professor Jane Gunn General Practice and Primary Care
Directed Differentiation of stem cells to cochlear phenotypes Senior Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer Dr Bryony Nayagam Audiology and Speech Pathology
Discovering differences and similarities between phenotype and biology of twins with autism and children with known genetic problems with a high risk of autism Project Leader Dr Felicity Klopper Paediatrics
Towards understanding new therapies for obesity and diabetes: discovering new regulators of lipid metabolism Research Project Leader Professor Matthew Watt
Anatomy and Physiology
Discovery of circulating RNA biomarkers in autism Project Leader Dr Ken Pang Paediatrics
Disease modelling Senior Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer Dr Bryony Nayagam Audiology and Speech Pathology
Doctors in Secondary Schools Head of Department Prof Lena Sanci General Practice and Primary Care
Early detection and intervention for infants at high risk of motor impairments Project Leader Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
Effective strength training for walking in neurological rehabilitation Project Leader Prof Gavin Williams Physiotherapy
Effects of Drugs on Cognition-Related Brain Wave Signals in the Rat Project Lead Dr Chris French Medicine
Electrophysiological Properties of Human Brain Neuronal Tissue Project Lead Dr Chris French Medicine
Emerging Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine Research Group Leader Dr Irani Thevarajan
Infectious Diseases
Employment and Vocational Occupation Director, Psychosocial Research Centre Professor Carol Harvey
Psychiatry
The Psychosocial Health and Wellbeing Research (emPoWeR) Unit Research Group Leader A/Prof Michelle Peate
Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Newborn Health
Engaging young people in early psychosis mental health services CPN Director Assoc. Prof Bridget Hamilton Nursing
Evaluation of vascular, glial and functional deficits in diabetic eye disease Optometry and Vision Sciences
Evaluation of Victorian Safewards trial CPN Director Associate Professor Bridget Hamilton Nursing
Evolution Lab Director Dr Khandis Blake
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Exercise-induced liver-muscle cross-talk and mitochondrial adaptations Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Anatomy and Physiology
Exploring new roles for the TGFβ signalling network as a key regulator of skeletal muscle in health and disease Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Anatomy and Physiology
EXTEND-IA TNK Group Leader Associate Professor Bruce Campbell Medicine
Eye Movement Laboratory Lab Director Associate Professor Larry Abel
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Eye movements in neurodegenerative disease Project Leader Associate Professor Larry Abel Optometry and Vision Sciences
Factors that accelerate photoreceptor death: The role of purines Head of Laboratory Professor Erica Fletcher Anatomy and Physiology
First Aid Training for Parents of Teenagers: A Randomized Controlled Trial (TPOT Study) Project Leader Professor Anthony Jorm
Centre for Mental Health and Community Wellbeing
Fletcher laboratory: Visual neuroscience Head of Laboratory Professor Erica Fletcher
Anatomy and Physiology
Focal Spasticity Management: Guidelines, usual care & outcomes Prof Gavin Williams
Ms Edwina Sutherland
Physiotherapy
Fogg laboratory: Surgical Anatomy Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Quentin Fogg
Anatomy and Physiology
Fragile X syndrome Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Functional assessment of individual photoreceptors in the human eye Project Leader Associate Professor Andrew Metha Optometry and Vision Sciences
Functional microcircuitry of the primary Visual Cortex Optometry and Vision Sciences
Functional neuroanatomy of genitourinary vasculature Project Leaders Professor Janet Keast / Dr Peregrine Osborne Anatomy and Physiology
Functional Neurological Disorders Chair of Psychiatry, Austin Health Professor Richard Kanaan
Psychiatry
Functions of Emotions in Everyday Life (FEEL) Research Lab Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Furness laboratory: Digestive physiology and nutrition Head of Laboratory Professor John Furness
Anatomy and Physiology
Gender differences in autism Project Leader Dr Tamara May Paediatrics
Gene-Environment Neuropsychiatry (GENe) Dr Chad Bousman Psychiatry
Genes, Brain and Behaviour Laboratory Director Dr Patrick Goodbourn
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Genetics of blood brain barrier formation Project Leader Professor Ben Hogan Anatomy and Physiology
Getting back on track after the unexpected happens: decision making in predictable and unpredictable environments Project Leader Dr Andrew Anderson Optometry and Vision Sciences
Glaucoma Research Laboratory Head Glaucoma Research Laboratory Jonathan Crowston
Surgery
Glial cells as a source of progenitor cells in degenerative disease Head of Laboratory Professor Erica Fletcher Anatomy and Physiology
Global and Cultural Mental Health Unit Head Associate Professor Harry Minas
Centre for Mental Health and Community Wellbeing
Gregorevic laboratory: Muscle Research and Therapeutics Head of Laboratory Professor Paul Gregorevic
Anatomy and Physiology
Growth factors and peptide mimetics Project Leader Dr Susan Northfield Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Gunnersen laboratory: Neuron development and plasticity Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Jenny Gunnersen
Anatomy and Physiology
Gut-brain communication: How the stomach and brain communicate Project Leader/Supervisor Ms Madeleine Di Natale, Professor John Furness Anatomy and Physiology
Health and Lifestyle Questionnaire Research Assistant Tessa Cutler Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Health outcomes in children conceived using Assisted Reproduction Technologies Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Healthy Ageing Program Professor Cassandra Szoeke
Medicine
Hearing Neurosciences Senior Research Fellow Dr Karina Needham
Surgery
Hearing Regeneration and Protection William Gibson Chair of Otolaryngology Professor Stephen O'Leary
Heart health in people with long-term mental health problems Project Leader Associate Professor Bridget Hamilton Nursing
Hogan laboratory: Vascular Cell and Developmental Biology Head of Laboratory Professor Ben Hogan
Anatomy and Physiology
Honorary Appointments’ Research Projects Surgery
How do Anti-Epileptic Drugs Work? Project Lead Dr Chris French Medicine
How do dietary nutrients affect the ability of stem cells and stem cell-derived tumours to grow and divide? Project Leader A/Professor Louise Cheng Anatomy and Physiology
How do neural stem cells maintain quiescence? Project Leader A/Professor Louise Cheng Anatomy and Physiology
How do neurons maintain their specialised status? Project Leader A/Professor Louise Cheng Anatomy and Physiology
How do our genes cause neuropsychiatric disorders? Project Leader Dr Mike Clark Anatomy and Physiology
How do tumours compete for resources to grow? Project Leader A/Professor Louise Cheng Anatomy and Physiology
How does GM-CSF prevent brain damage after traumatic injury? Head of Laboratory Dr Jenny Gunnersen
Project Leader Dr Sandy Shultz
Anatomy and Physiology
Human brain networks processing respiratory sensations Project Leader Professor Stuart Mazzone Anatomy and Physiology
Human Experience Laboratory Head of Lab Prof Olivia Carter
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Hypothalamic modulation of basal sympathetic activity Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Anatomy and Physiology
I-DECIDE: Trial of an online healthy relationship tool and safety decision aid for women experiencing domestic violence Project Leader A/Professor Laura Tarzia General Practice and Primary Care
Identification and Management of Hearing Disorders Associate Professor Gary Rance
Audiology and Speech Pathology
Identification and Management of Vestibular Disorders Dr Jessica Vitkovic
Audiology and Speech Pathology
Identifying factors that improve gastrointestinal function in Duchenne's muscular dystrophy Research Project Leader Professor Gordon Lynch
Anatomy and Physiology
Identifying novel cartilage proteins with new functions Project Leader Professor Amanda Fosang Paediatrics
Imaging Project Leader Monique Stagnitti Medicine
Imaging Retinal Cells Human Unit Lab Director Associate Professor Andrew Metha
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Improving clinical tests for diagnosis and management of vision loss (imaging and perimetry)
Improving delivery of RNA therapeutics Project Leader Dr Ken Pang Paediatrics
Improving mental health for young people in out-of-home care: Providing participatory evidence-based mental health care across services Director, Psychosocial Research Centre Professor Carol Harvey
Psychiatry
Improving mobility after traumatic brain injury with ballistic strength training Prof Gavin Williams
Physiotherapy
Improving the dispatch of Australia's first stroke ambulance Dr Henry Zhao Medicine
In vitro brain tumour model – studying epileptic seizure development and sensitivity to anti-cancer therapy Project Lead Dr Chris French Medicine
In vivo physiological characterisation of Parkinson’s disease
Incidence, prevalence and risk factors for autism. What can we learn from databases and existing administrative data? Project Leader Dr Tamara May Paediatrics
INDIGO Study: physical activity and goal-setting intervention for sedentary older adults at risk of cognitive decline Principal Researcher Professor Nicola Lautenschlager (Melbourne Site)
Psychiatry
Infant Discrimination and Early Acquisition of Language – the IDEAL study Principle Investigator Associate Professor Gary Rance Audiology and Speech Pathology
Innate immunity and neural injury Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Innovative methods for clinical trials Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Insulin on the Brain Research Project Leader Dr Garron Dodd
Anatomy and Physiology
Integrative Neurophysiology Associate Professor Tony Verberne
Medicine
Investigating the role of intracranial pressure in glaucoma Optometry and Vision Sciences
Irani Thevarajan Principal Fellow Irani Thevarajan
Infectious Diseases
Is the “shed” form of Sez-6 proteins responsible for their synapse-promoting effects? Head of Laboratory Dr Jenny Gunnersen
Project Leader Dr Kathryn Munro
Anatomy and Physiology
Isabelle Rouiller laboratory Associate Professor Isabelle Rouiller
Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Ivanusic laboratory: Pain and sensory mechanisms Head of Laboratory Professor Jason Ivanusic
Anatomy and Physiology
John Trinder Sleep Laboratory Laboratory Director Prof Amy Jordan
Senior Lecturer Dr Christian L Nicholas
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Joint hypermobility in functional neurological disorders Professor Richard Kanaan Psychiatry
Kaat Koort - Aboriginal Brain Health Study Indigenous Epidemiology and Health Unit Head Professor Sandra Eades Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Keast-Osborne Laboratory: Neural and Bioelectronic Control of Pelvic Organs Joint Heads of Laboratory Professor Janet Keast & A/Professor Peregrine Osborne
Anatomy and Physiology
Knowledge, Information & Learning Laboratory Laboratory Director A/Prof Daniel R Little
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Lawson laboratory: Transmissible neurodegeneration Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Vicki Lawson
Microbiology and Immunology
Learning and Teaching Laboratory Optometry and Vision Sciences
Learning from skeletal muscles to develop new treatments for cancer Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Anatomy and Physiology
Let's CHAT Dementia A/Prof. Dina LoGiudice Medicine
Lifestyle and Prevention Project Leader Dr Edward Hill Medicine
Lifestyle behaviours for management of multiple sclerosis Dr Nupur Nag Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Link-me: A randomised controlled trial of a systematic model of stepped mental health care in general practice Link-me Trial Lead Investigator Professor Jane Gunn General Practice and Primary Care
Live imaging of cellular signalling in vascular development and disease models Project Leader Professor Ben Hogan Anatomy and Physiology
Living an active life with Parkinson’s disease Project Leader Associate Professor Jennifer McGinley Physiotherapy
Longitudinal investigation of neurovascular dysregulation and capillary angiopathy in young people with diabetes Lab Director Associate Professor Andrew Metha
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Memory and Language Lab Laboratory Director Professor Simon Dennis
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Mapping the distribution of angiotensin receptors in the brain Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Anatomy and Physiology
Massively Parallel Optical Imaging of Cognition Events in Neuronal Networks in Freely Behaving Mice Group leader Dr Chris French
Medicine
Mature and developing synaptic transmission between defined classes of enteric neurons Research Project Leader Dr Jaime Foong
Anatomy and Physiology
Mazzone laboratory: Respiratory Sensory Neuroscience Head of Research Group Professor Stuart Mazzone
Anatomy and Physiology
Mechanisms of Mental Health Head of Lab Dr Caitlin Hitchcock
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Melbourne Clinic Research Psychiatry
Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance Congenital Deafness Flagship Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre Research Psychiatry
Melbourne Psychology and Ageing Co-leader Associate Professor Christina Bryant
Co-leader Associate Professor Kathryn Ellis
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Men's Health Unit Head Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Mental and Cognitive Health in Ageing Professor Nicola Lautenschlager
Psychiatry
Mental Health Head of Research Group Associate Professor Bridget Hamilton
Nursing
Mental Health Project Leader Professor Lorraine Dennerstein Medicine
Mental Health Epidemiology Unit Head Professor Matthew Spittal
Centre for Mental Health and Community Wellbeing
Mental Health Policy and Practice Unit Head Professor Jane Pirkis
Centre for Mental Health and Community Wellbeing
Mice resistant to collagen degradation teach us about skeletal development and arthritis Project Leader Professor Amanda Fosang Paediatrics
Michael Menden laboratory Head of Laboratory Michael P. Menden
Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Mike Griffin laboratory Head of Laboratory Dr Michael Griffin
Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Mindful Psychiatry
Mindfulness for mental health management Dr Nupur Nag Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Mindfulness, cognitive processes and coping in chronic illness: insights from a study of joint replacement surgery Professor Peter Choong Surgery
Mindwise: A multifaceted intervention to improve mental health literacy in staff and students of a multi-campus university Project Leader Associate Professor Nicola Reavley Centre for Mental Health and Community Wellbeing
Mitochondria and Neurodegeneration Group Associate Professor Ian A Trounce Surgery
Modelling Epilepsy and Epilepsy Drug Effects–Computational Neuroscience Project Project Lead Dr Chris French Medicine
Molecular mechanisms controlling lymphangiogenesis Project Leader Professor Ben Hogan Anatomy and Physiology
Molecular mechanisms that contribute to skeletal pain Head of Laboratory Professor Jason Ivanusic Anatomy and Physiology
Montgomery laboratory: Metabolic Tissue Cross-Talk Head of Laboratory Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Anatomy and Physiology
Mood and Anxiety Disorders Laboratory Head of Lab Dr Litza Kiropoulos
Mood and Anxiety Disorders Laboratory Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Mood-Psychosis Spectrum Group Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen
Psychiatry
Moral Psychology Laboratory Laboratory Director Dr Simon Laham
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Motor Control and Rehabilitation Group Leader Professor Mary Galea AM
Medicine
Motor trajectories of children born <30 weeks’ gestation from birth to 5 years: early predictors and functional outcome Project Leader Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
Mueller laboratory: Visualising the immune system in action Head of Laboratory Professor Scott Mueller
Microbiology and Immunology
Multimorbidity in Ageing Project Leader Dr Kate Gregorevic Medicine
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Genetics of Neurodisability Research Group Leader Professor David Amor
Paediatrics
Murray laboratory: Myelin biology Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Simon Murray
Anatomy and Physiology
Muscle wasting in multiple system atrophy Research Project Leader Professor Gordon Lynch
Anatomy and Physiology
Musculoskeletal and Bone Health Project Leader Dr Raquel Pedrero-Chamizo Medicine
National Vision Research Institute Lab Director Professor Michael Ibbotson
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Negotiation and Interactive Behaviour Laboratory Laboratory Director Professor Mara Olekalns
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Nerve transfers for restoration of upper limb function in tetraplegia Project Leader Dr Arthur Hsueh Centre for Health Policy
Neural control of intestinal inflammation – therapies for inflammatory bowel disease Project Leader/Supervisor Ms Madeleine Di Natale, Professor John Furness Anatomy and Physiology
Neural Dynamics Laboratory Group Leader Dr Chris French
Medicine
Neural Mechanisms of Attention Optometry and Vision Sciences
Neuroanatomy of human visceral systems Professor Janet Keast Anatomy and Physiology
Neurocognitive Disorders Laboratory Laboratory Director Professor Sarah Wilson
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Neurodevelopmental Genomics Research Laboratory Head Professor John Christodoulou
Professor John Christodoulou
Paediatrics
Neuroepidemiology Dr Jeanette Reece
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Neurologic bases of hearing impairment Principle Investigator Associate Professor Gary Rance Audiology and Speech Pathology
Neurological rehabilitation Physiotherapy
Neuropsychiatric disorder gene characterisation with Nanopore sequencing Project Leader Dr Mike Clark Anatomy and Physiology
Neuropsychiatry of Neurodegenerative Disorders Dr Samantha Loi
Psychiatry
Neuropsychiatry Professor Richard Kanaan
Psychiatry
Neuroregeneration Professor Alice Pébay
Surgery
Neuroscience & Mental Health
Neuroscience & Psychiatry
Neurotrophins - how do they influence neural firing and ion channels? Senior Research Fellow Dr Karina Needham Surgery
Novel heteromeric receptors: ghrelin receptors and dopamine receptors working together Project Leader/Supervisor Professor John Furness Anatomy and Physiology
Ocular Biomarker Laboratory Lab Director Dr Christine Nguyen
Ocular Biomarkers, Bioenergetics and Angiogenesis Research Group Head of Laboratory Dr Peter van Wijngaarden
Surgery
Ocular Genetics Head, Ocular Genetics Professor Paul N Baird
Surgery
Ocular Physiology Laboratory Lab Director Associate Professor Bang Bui
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Ophthalmic Epidemiology Group Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology Professor Mingguang He
Surgery
Optimising the Capability of the Allied Health Workforce within Cancer Prehabilitation Project Leader Professor Lynette Joubert Social Work
Optological Laboratory Lab Director Dr Andrew J Anderson
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Oxidative stress and neural injury Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Pain and Cognition Neuroimaging Lab Director Natalia Egorova
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Pain management using ultrasound-guided local anaesthetic techniques Head of Laboratory Professor Jason Ivanusic Anatomy and Physiology
Parallel Pathways in Vision Optometry and Vision Sciences
Patient reported outcomes: getting the timing right Project Leader Chris Schilling Centre for Health Policy
Patient voices: An analysis of patients’ information-based priorities and needs Project Leader Professor Megan Munsie Anatomy and Physiology
Paul Gooley laboratory Head of Laboratory Professor Paul Gooley
Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Performance Audiology and Speech Pathology
Personality Processes Laboratory Laboratory Director Professor Luke D Smillie
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Perturbation-based Biomarkers for Tracking Brain Dynamics PhD Candidate Wei Qin
Peter Crack laboratory Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack
Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Phase 4 Evaluation of the Victorian Mental Health Interprofessional Leadership Network Nursing
Physical Appearance Research Team (PART) Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Point of Care Ultrasound Simulation Education Dr David Canty Surgery
Population Mental Health Unit Head Professor Nicola Reavley
Centre for Mental Health and Community Wellbeing
Postoperative Quality of Recovery Co-director Colin Royse
Surgery
Practice Research Program in Health and Mental Health Head of Research Group Professor Lynette Joubert
Head of Research Group A/Prof Ralph Hampson
Social Work
Predicting the onset of dementia using Positron Emission Tomography Rob Williams Medicine
Prediction and Decision-Making Laboratory
Prevention and Recovery Care Director of the Centre for Mental Health Professor Jane Pirkis
Psychiatry
Prevention and Recovery Care Services (PARCS) Evaluation Project Leader Associate Professor Bridget Hamilton Nursing
Primary Care Mental Health Research Program Leader Prof Victoria Palmer
General Practice and Primary Care
Prognostic biomarker and therapeutic target discovery in stroke Project Leader Dr Jonathon Mangum Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Program Theory & Logic and the Monitoring & Evaluation Framework for Independent Mental Health Advocacy Service Project Leader Associate Professor Bridget Hamilton Nursing
Project 1. Should we worry about prion associated heart disease? Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Vicki Lawson
Microbiology and Immunology
Project 2. COVID-19 associated brain injury and inflammation Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Vicki Lawson
Microbiology and Immunology
PROSPER: PRevalence Of unwanted Sexual contact: Pursuing Early Recognition Project Leader A/Prof Laura Tarzia General Practice and Primary Care
Psychosis & Developmental Neuropsychiatry Professor Christos Pantelis Psychiatry
Psychosocial Research Group Head of Group Professor Carol Harvey
Psychiatry
Pupillary Indicators of Fatigue Project Leader Associate Professor Larry Abel Optometry and Vision Sciences
Quality of Life Project Leader Dr Katherine Campbell Medicine
RAndomised trial to imProve the quality of lIfe of people with Dementia (RAPID) Principal Researcher rofessor Nicola Lautenschlager (Melbourne Site)
Psychiatry
Reconceptualising and supporting disaster recovery as growth Project Leader Professor Louise Harms Social Work
Reduction of Seclusion and Restraint in Mental Health Care Project Leader Associate Professor Bridget Hamilton Nursing
Relaxin family peptide hormones Project Leader Associate Professor Tony Hughes Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Research Lab Head Leigh Johnston Johnston
Associate Professor
RESEARCH
Retinal structure and function in ageing and disease Project Leader Dr Michael Pianta Optometry and Vision Sciences
Retinal Structure and Function Laboratory Lab Director Dr Michael Pianta
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Rett Syndrome and related genes Project Leader Dr Nicole van Bergen Paediatrics
Risk identification and Risk Assessment Framework Professor Kelsey Hegarty General Practice and Primary Care
Ruparelia Laboratory: Muscle Growth, Regeneration and Ageing Head of Laboratory Dr Avnika Ruparelia
Anatomy and Physiology
Saccadic Eye Movements Associate Professor Larry Abel Optometry and Vision Sciences
Safe resumption of high-level mobility and cardiovascular fitness following traumatic brain injury Ms Sara Aldous
Prof Gavin Williams
Physiotherapy
Saving Brain and Changing Practice in Stroke Project Lead Professor Stephen Davis Medicine
Saving Sight Through Novel BioTech Innovations for Inherited Retinal Disease Optometry and Vision Sciences
Scott Laboratory: Neural Circuits and Behaviour Head of Laboratory Professor Ethan Scott
Anatomy and Physiology
Screening for Prevalence of Illicit Toxins in the emergency department: Mapping pathways to care Project Leader Professor Marie Gerdtz Nursing
Self-help for Depression and Diabetes-related Distress in People With Type 2 Diabetes (SpringboarD) Project Leader (University of Melbourne) Professor Jane Gunn General Practice and Primary Care
Social Action Laboratory Laboratory Director Professor Yoshihisa Kashima
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Social Affective Neurodevelopment (SAND) Associate Professor Sarah Whittle Psychiatry
Social and Affective Neurodevelopment (SAND) Associate Professor Sarah Whittle
Psychiatry
Social Networks Laboratory Director Dr Johan Koskinen
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Social/Personality Laboratory Director Professor Nick Haslam
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Sodium Channels in Epilepsy Group leader Dr Chris French
Medicine
Spotlight Project Principal Research Prof Katherine Johnson Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Stamp & Hao laboratory: Plasticity of the enteric nervous system Joint Heads of Laboratory Dr Lincon Stamp & Dr Marlene Hao
Anatomy and Physiology
STOP MS Study Dr Jeanette Reece Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Stroke Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Stroke Imaging and Treatment Group Leader Professor Bruce Campbell
Medicine
Stroke Research Group Group Leader Professor Stephen Davis
Medicine
Subcortical Cognitive Dysfunction Laboratory Laboratory Director Dr Jacqueline Anderson
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Survey of High Impact Psychosis (SHIP) Director, Psychosocial Research Centre Professor Carol Harvey
Psychiatry
Systems Neuropsychiatry Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky Psychiatry
Systems Neuropsychiatry Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky
Psychiatry
The CORE Study Principal Investigator Prof Victoria Palmer General Practice and Primary Care
The effect of intraocular pressure on retinal ganglion cell function Project Leader Dr Andrew Anderson Optometry and Vision Sciences
The emotional and social burden of caring for a young child with complex health needs Project Leader Professor Louise Harms Social Work
The Enteric Neural Circuitry Activated During Bacterial-toxin Induced Diarrhoea Research Project Leader Dr Jaime Foong Anatomy and Physiology
The feasibility of smart-phones in the early detection of cerebral palsy Project Leader Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
The heart as a central player in tissue cross-talk Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Anatomy and Physiology
The HOLISM Study A/Prof Sandra Neate Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The impact of classroom environment on auditory comprehension and academic progress Principle Investigator Associate Professor Gary Rance Audiology and Speech Pathology
The INSL5/ relaxin (RXFP4) receptor axis: How the large intestine is controlled Project Leader/Supervisor Professor John Furness Anatomy and Physiology
The long-term effects of conductive hearing loss Principal Investigator Ms Kelley Graydon Audiology and Speech Pathology
The Mental Health First Aid Conversations About Suicide Trial Project Leader Professor Nicola Reavley Centre for Mental Health and Community Wellbeing
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Transdiagnostic Research Program (TRP)
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