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
Social/Personality Laboratory Director Professor Nick Haslam
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Tackling the high incidence of suicide in working men Associate Professor Allison Milner Centre for Health Equity
'What Works for Depression' and 'What Works for Anxiety' Project Leader Associate Professor Nicola Reavley
Centre for Mental Health
: Social and physical activities in ageing women Dr Jarrod Kerris Medicine and Radiology
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
A gut feeling about new therapies for glioma Joint Project Leaders Dr Lincon Stamp & Dr Marlene Hao
Anatomy and Neuroscience
A gut feeling about new therapies for glioma treatment Doctor Marlene Hao Anatomy and Neuroscience
A new test of listening effort Prof Colette McKay Medical Bionics Department
A Pharmacogenomics study of the teratogenicity valproate based on the prospective Australian Register for Anti-epileptic Drugs in Pregnancy Professor Terence O'Brien Medicine and Radiology
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
Acquired epilepsy in Alzheimer’s disease Professor Patrick Kwan
Group Leader Professor Patrick Kwan
Medicine and Radiology
Acquired epilepsy in Alzheimer’s disease Professor Patrick Kwan Medicine and Radiology
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
Acute Spinal Therapeutics Dr Peter Batchelor
Medicine and Radiology
Advanced Limb Reconstruction Head of Department of Surgery,
St. Vincent's Hospital,
Professor Peter Choong

Surgery
Allen laboratory: Central cardiovascular regulation Head of Laboratory Professor Andrew Allen
Physiology
An antibody that detects a high molecular weight surrogate ligand of calcitonin receptor is detected in malignant glioma cells and cell lines Dr Peter Wookey Medicine and Radiology
An antibody that detects a high molecular weight surrogate ligand of calcitonin receptor is detected in malignant glioma cells and cell lines. Dr Peter J Wookley Medicine and Radiology
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
Angiotensin and chemoreceptor function Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Physiology
Animal models of Brain Development assessed using MRI Prof Christos Pantelis Psychiatry
Anxiety and neurodegeneration in preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease Mrs Samantha Elder Medicine and Radiology
Application of stem cell-derived neurons to the deaf cochlea Senior Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer Dr Bryony Nayagam Audiology and Speech Pathology
Applications of Nanopore sequencing Project Leader Dr Mike Clark Anatomy and Neuroscience
ARC Training Centre in Cognitive Computing for Medical Technologies Prof Mark Cook Medicine and Radiology
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
Assessment of hippocampal subfields across development: associations with cognition and psychopathology Dr Vanessa Cropley Medicine and Radiology
Attention Dynamics Lab Laboratory Director Associate 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 Associate Professor Megan Munsie Anatomy and Neuroscience
Behavioural Ethics, Affect and Meaning Lab Laboratory Director A/Prof Brock Bastian
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Bilateral and Binaural Hearing Dr Karyn Galvin
Audiology and Speech Pathology
Biomarkers for brain concussion Group Leader Dr Sandy Shultz Medicine and Radiology
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 Neuroscience
Body Image and Eating Disorders Chair of Psychiatry St Vincent's Mental Health Unit, Department of Psychiatry Professor David Castle
Psychiatry
Bornstein laboratory: Enteric neuroscience Head of Laboratory Professor Joel C Bornstein
Physiology
Bowel dysfunction in multiple sclerosis Project Leader/Supervisor Dr Ruslan Pustovit Anatomy and Neuroscience
Brain networks processing respiratory sensations Project Leader Associate Professor Stuart Mazzone Anatomy and Neuroscience
Brain Tumour Biology and Therapies Head of Research Group Professor Andrew H. Kaye
Surgery
Building Early Attachment and Resiliance (BEAR) - an early intervention for parents and infants Director, Centre for Women's Mental Health, Royal Women's Hospital Professor Louise Newman
Psychiatry
Building the evidence base of Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) services in Victoria, Australia Project Leader Prof Jane Pirkis
Project Leader A/Prof Lisa Brophy
Centre for Mental Health
Bushfires, Social Connectedness and Mental Health Project Leader Associate Professer Louise Harms Social Work
Can drug-like mimetics of BDNF promote remyelination after injury? Dr Junhua Xiao Anatomy and Neuroscience
Cappai laboratory: Neurodegeneration and Brain Injury Head of Laboratory Professor Roberto Cappai
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Carers of People Living with Psychosis Professor Carol Harvey
Psychiatry
Causes of Depressive Symptoms in Early Ageing Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Cell state and cell fate: Systems biology approaches to understanding cell identity Project Leader Professor Christine Wells Anatomy and Neuroscience
Cellular Reprogramming Group Senior Research Fellow Dr Raymond Wong
Surgery
Centre for Women’s Mental Health Research Psychiatry
Centre of Research Excellence in Childhood Adversity and Associated Depression and Anxiety Project Leader Professor Anthony Jorm
Centre for Mental Health
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 Dr Louise Cheng
Anatomy and Neuroscience
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 Neuroscience
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 Director Professor Sarah Wilson
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Clinical Epilepsy Epidemiology Research Group Leader Assoc. Prof Wendyl D'Souza
Medicine and Radiology
Clinical Industry Research Associate Professor Allison McKendrick
Clinical Neuropsychiatry Professor Dennis Velakoulis Psychiatry
Clinical Neurosciences Group Leader Professor Mark Cook
Medicine and Radiology
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
Closed-loop bioelectrical neuromodulation control over bladder function Dr Sophie Payne Medical Bionics Department
Cochlear implantation for children with single-sided deafness or very asymmetrical hearing loss Dr Karyn Galvin Audiology and Speech Pathology
Cognition and brain connectivity in psychosis Prof Christos Pantelis Psychiatry
Cognitive and Neuropsychological Development Laboratory Laboratory Director Associate Professor Robert Reeve
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Cognitive Health Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Cognitive Interventions Technologies and Evaluation Research Group (CITE) Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs
Dr Amit Lampit
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Movement Disorders and Cognitive monitoring in MS Group Leader Dr Anneke van der Walt Medicine and Radiology
Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory Laboratory Director Professor Rob Hester
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory Laboratory Director Dr Jason Forte
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Cognitive Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience
Cognitive training for behavioural and psychological symptoms in young onset dementia Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs Psychiatry
Communication and Swallowing in Dementia Associate Professor Adam Vogel Audiology and Speech Pathology
Community Study of the Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Project Lead Professor Ingrid Scheffer Medicine and Radiology
Comparing oculomotor decision-making models for halting inappropriate actions Project Leader Dr Andrew Anderson Optometry and Vision Sciences
Computational Cognitive Science Lab Lab Leader A/Prof Amy Perfors
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Concussion Essentials: A clinical trial for reducing persisting symptoms after child concussion Professor Vicki Anderson Paediatrics
Contemplating stem cells in society Project Leader Dr Claire Tanner Anatomy and Neuroscience
Control of prosthetic limbs from decoded brain signals Project Lead Dr Dean Freestone Medicine and Radiology
Cortical visual neuroscience
Crack laboratory: Neuropharmacology Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Crouch laboratory: Neurodegenerative disease Head of Laboratory Dr Peter Crouch
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Cytoprotection Pharmacology Research Professor Greg Dusting
Surgery
Decision-making & Affective Learning in Emotional Conditions (DALEC) Director Dr Nicholas Van Dam
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Dating Violence, help-seeking and Technology in Australia Deputy Head of Department Assoc Prof Lena Sanci General Practice
de Iongh laboratory: Ocular development laboratory Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Robb de Iongh
Anatomy and Neuroscience
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
Physiology
Dental morphology Dr Varsha Pilbrow Anatomy and Neuroscience
Depression and Anxiety Neuroscience Associate Professor Ben Harrison Psychiatry
Designing new optogenetic tools for biomedical research A/Prof Danny Hatters Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Detection of somatic mutations in sporadic epilepsies Group Leader Professor Sam Berkovic Medicine and Radiology
Determining predictors of post-partum relapse in women with MS Project Lead Dr Vilija Jokubaitis Medicine and Radiology
Developing a drug therapy for hearing loss Dr Niki Gunewardene Medical Bionics Department
Developing a model for peer support in emergency departments Project Leader A/Prof Lisa Brophy Centre for Mental Health
Developing innovative animal and cell culture models to study and treat muscular dystrophies Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology
Developing iPad home-monitoring platforms for multiple sclerosis assessment
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 Dr Nicholas Opie and Dr Thomas Oxley Medicine and Radiology
Development of a low cost, point-of-care diagnostic platform Professor Patrick Kwan Medicine and Radiology
Development of open source tools for vision research
Development of regenerative therapy for photoreceptor losses using cellular reprogramming technology Dr Raymond Wong Surgery
Development of Scaffolds for Restoration of Myotendous Junctions Project Lead Associate Professor Robert Kapsa Medicine and Radiology
Developmental Stuttering Dr Elaina Kefalianos Audiology and Speech Pathology
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
Diet and Healthy Ageing Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
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
Physiology
Discovery of circulating RNA biomarkers in autism Project Leader Dr Ken Pang Paediatrics
Disease detection and quantification with inertial sensors Dr Thushara Perera Medical Bionics Department
Disease modelling Senior Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer Dr Bryony Nayagam Audiology and Speech Pathology
Doctors in Secondary Schools Deputy Head of Department Assoc Prof Lena Sanci General Practice
Does stress contribute to epilepsy? Associate Professor Nigel Jones Medicine and Radiology
Does sugar really affect cognition? Associate Professor Nigel Jones Medicine and Radiology
Domestic violence and cognition in Australian women – a twenty year follow-up study Mrs Samantha Elder Medicine and Radiology
Driving to Health: A mental health app for taxi drivers Project Leader Dr Sandra Davidson General Practice
Drug delivery to treat hearing loss A/Prof Andrew Wise Medical Bionics Department
Early detection and intervention for infants at high risk of motor impairments Project Leader Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
Early detection of cognitive decline and Dr Alison Flehr Medicine and Radiology
EEG/MEG network measures as a biomarker in pre-surgical planning for epilepsy patients Project Lead Dr Andre Peterson Medicine and Radiology
Effective strength training for walking in neurological rehabilitation Project Leader Associate Professor Jennifer McGinley Physiotherapy
Effects of anticholinergic medications in hospitalised older patients discharged from geriatric rehabilitation wards Professor Elizabeth Manias Medicine and Radiology
Effects of Drugs on Cognition-Related Brain Wave Signals in the Rat Project Lead Dr Chris French Medicine and Radiology
Effects of Drugs on Cognition-Related Brain Wave Signals in the Rat Dr Chris French Medicine and Radiology
Effects of gender-affirming hormone therapy Dr Ada Cheung Ada Cheung Medicine and Radiology
Effects of inappropriate medication use in frail older patients discharged from geriatric rehabilitation wards Professor Elizabeth Manias Medicine and Radiology
Electrical Impedance changes during cochlear implantation Dr Christofer Bester Surgery
Electrophysiological Properties of Human Brain Neuronal Tissue Project Lead Dr Chris French Medicine and Radiology
Employment and Vocational Occupation Director, Psychosocial Research Centre Professor Carol Harvey
Psychiatry
Engaging young people in early psychosis mental health services CPN Director Assoc. Prof Bridget Hamilton Nursing
Environmental determinants of disability accumulation in Multiple Sclerosis Project Lead Dr Vilija Jokubaitis Medicine and Radiology
Epilepsy and Neuropharmacology Group Leader Professor Terence O'Brien
Medicine and Radiology
Epilepsy and Precision Medicine Group Leader Professor Patrick Kwan
Medicine and Radiology
Epilepsy in twins: the importance of genetic factors Group Leader Professor Sam Berkovic Medicine and Radiology
Epileptic Encephalopathies: Finding the cause Group Leader Professor Ingrid Scheffer Medicine and Radiology
Epileptic Seizure Forecasting Project Lead Dr Dean Freestone Medicine and Radiology
Evaluate inflammatory response with microparticles in blood and urine Dr. Ben Gu Medicine and Radiology
Evaluating health outcomes of transgender children and adolescents Dr Ken Pang Paediatrics
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
Exercise-induced liver-muscle cross-talk and mitochondrial adaptations Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
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
Physiology
Exploring predictors of the treatment resistant schizophrenia phenotype Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen Psychiatry
Exploring the acute effects of sleeve gastrectomy on mental health Dr Priya Sumithran Medicine and Radiology
Exploring the effect of neural dead regions in the cochlea on hearing with a cochlear implant Prof Colette McKay Medical Bionics Department
Express ambulatory point-of-care molecular diagnosis Group Leader Professor Patrick Kwan Medicine and Radiology
EXTEND-IA TNK Group Leader Associate Professor Bruce Campbell Medicine and Radiology
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 Neuroscience
Family Study of the Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Project Lead Professor Ingrid Scheffer Medicine and Radiology
Finding a cure for a devastating form of epilepsy A/Prof Christopher Reid Medicine and Radiology
First Aid Training for Parents of Teenagers: A Randomized Controlled Trial (TPOT Study) Project Leader Professor Anthony Jorm
Centre for Mental Health
Fletcher laboratory: Visual neuroscience Head of Laboratory Professor Erica Fletcher
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Fragile X syndrome Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Frameworks for Health Chair of Psychiatry, St Vincent's Mental Health Unit, Department of Psychiatry University of Melbourne Professor David Castle
Psychiatry
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 Neurological Disorders Chair of Psychiatry, Austin Health Professor Richard Kanaan
Psychiatry
Functional neuroscience of the retina/visual pathway Optometry and Vision Sciences
Functions of Emotions in Everyday Life (FEEL) Research Lab Co-director of Lab Dr Peter Koval
Co-director of Lab Dr Katie Greenaway
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Furness laboratory: Digestive physiology and nutrition Head of Laboratory Professor John Furness
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Gamma oscillations in genetic mouse models of schizophrenia Dr Dr Matt Hudson Medicine and Radiology
Gender differences in autism Project Leader Dr Tamara May Paediatrics
Gene signatures of the ‘lymphaticome’ Dr Ramin Shayan
Dr Tara Karnezis
Surgery
Gene-Environment Neuropsychiatry (GENe) Dr Chad Bousman Psychiatry
Genes underlying differentiation of enteric neuronal subtypes Joint Project Leaders Dr Lincon Stamp Anatomy and Neuroscience
Genes, Brain and Behaviour Laboratory Director Dr Patrick Goodbourn
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Genetics of speech and language Professor Angela Morgan Audiology and Speech Pathology
Genomics of adverse response to antiepileptic drugs Group Leader Professor Patrick Kwan Medicine and Radiology
Genotype-Phenotype Correlations in Multiple Sclerosis Project Lead Dr Vilija Jokubaitis Medicine and Radiology
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 Neuroscience
Global and Cultural Mental Health Unit Head Associate Professor Harry Minas
Centre for Mental Health
Glucagon secretion in Type 1 diabetes Project Lead Associate Professor Tony Verberne Medicine and Radiology
Gooley laboratory: Structural biology of disease Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Paul Gooley
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Gregorevic laboratory: Muscle Research and Therapeutics Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology
Griffin laboratory: Functional and mis-functional protein-protein interactions Head of Laboratory Dr Michael Griffin
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Growth factors and peptide mimetics Project Leader Dr Susan Northfield Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Gunnersen laboratory: Neuron development and plasticity Head of Laboratory Dr Jenny Gunnersen
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Hatters laboratory: Protein misfolding and proteostasis in neurodegenerative diseases Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Danny Hatters
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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 Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke
Medicine and Radiology
Healthy Lifestyles Group Leader Professor David Castle
Psychiatry
Hearing but not listening: Using behavioural training in pre-clinical studies to test the ability to listen to complex sounds A/Prof James Fallon Medical Bionics Department
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
Honorary Appointments’ Research Projects Surgery
How do Anti-Epileptic Drugs Work? Project Lead Dr Chris French Medicine and Radiology
How do dietary nutrients affect the ability of stem cells and stem cell-derived tumours to grow and divide? Dr Louise Cheng Anatomy and Neuroscience
How do neurons maintain their specialised status? Dr Louise Cheng Anatomy and Neuroscience
How do tumours compete with other tissues for resources? Dr Louise Cheng Anatomy and Neuroscience
How does GM-CSF prevent brain damage after traumatic injury? Head of Laboratory Dr Jenny Gunnersen
Project Leader Dr Sandy Shultz
Anatomy and Neuroscience
How does the brain remove the excess number of neurons during development and aging Dr. Ben Gu Medicine and Radiology
How early life experience influences brain myelination and function late in life? Dr Junhua Xiao Anatomy and Neuroscience
Hoyer laboratory: Translational neuroscience Head of Laboratory
Head of Department
Deputy Head, School of Biomedical Sciences Professor Daniel Hoyer

Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Hughes & Northfield laboratory: Drug design Joint Heads of Laboratory Associate Professor Tony Hughes & Dr Susan Northfield
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Human brain networks processing respiratory sensations Project Leader Associate Professor Stuart Mazzone Anatomy and Neuroscience
Human leukocyte antigens (HLA) and its association with skin rashes and drug induced hepatitis: The role of pharmacogenetics to predict anti-epileptic drug side-effect Group Leader Professor Patrick Kwan Medicine and Radiology
Hypothalamic modulation of basal sympathetic activity Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Physiology
I-DECIDE: Trial of an online healthy relationship tool and safety decision aid for women experiencing domestic violence Project Leader Professor Kelsey Hegarty General Practice
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
Physiology
Identifying novel cartilage proteins with new functions Project Leader Professor Amanda Fosang Paediatrics
Identifying Predictors of Death in Patients with Epileptic and Psychogenic Seizures Professor Terence O'Brien Medicine and Radiology
Imaging Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Imaging Retinal Cells Human Unit Lab Director Associate Professor Andrew Metha
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Immune self-reactivity triggered by carbamazepine-modified HLA-peptide repertoire Group Leader Professor Patrick Kwan Medicine and Radiology
Impact of pregnancy on long-term outcomes in women with multiple sclerosis Project Lead Dr Vilija Jokubaitis Medicine and Radiology
Impact of pregnancy on long-term outcomes in women with multiple sclerosis – assessment of mechanism Project Lead Dr Vilija Jokubaitis Medicine and Radiology
Impedance triggered therapeutic intervention after cochlear implantation Dr Christofer Bester Surgery
Improve the diagnostic prediction of imaging measures in dementia and epilepsy Dr Vijay Venkatraman Medicine and Radiology
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 Project Leader Associate Professor Jennifer McGinley Physiotherapy
Improving recovery of injured visceral nerves and their spinal control centres Project Leader Professor Janet Keast Anatomy and Neuroscience
Improving speech understanding of cochlear implant users with neural dead regions Prof Colette McKay Medical Bionics Department
Improving stroke outcome through brain monitoring and electrical stimulation Dr Carli Roulston Medical Bionics Department
Improving the health and well-being of the trans and gender diverse community Dr Ada Cheung Ada Cheung Medicine and Radiology
In vitro brain tumour model – studying epileptic seizure development and sensitivity to anti-cancer therapy Dr Chris French Medicine and Radiology
In vitro brain tumour model – studying epileptic seizure development and sensitivity to anti-cancer therapy Project Lead Dr Chris French Medicine and Radiology
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
Independent evaluation of the Victorian Safewards trial Project Leader Justine Fletcher
Centre for Mental Health
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 Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Insulin on the Brain Research Project Leader Dr Garron Dodd
Physiology
Integrated Mental Health Research Program Leader A/Prof Victoria Palmer
General Practice
Integrative Neurophysiology Group Leader Associate Professor Tony Verberne
Medicine and Radiology
Investigating cardiovascular disease in Friedreich's ataxia using human induced pluripotent stem cells Dr Shiang (Max) Lim Surgery
Investigating the benefits of bilateral cochlear implants for children and young adults and developing evidence-based clinical management practices Dr Karyn Galvin Audiology and Speech Pathology
Investigating the electrophysiology of neuronal network dynamics Dr Andre Peterson Medicine and Radiology
Investigating the molecular basis of central myelination and repair Dr Junhua Xiao Anatomy and Neuroscience
Investigating the role of intracranial pressure in glaucoma Optometry and Vision Sciences
Iron and Fatigue Dr Marjan Tabesh Medicine and Radiology
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 Neuroscience
Ivanusic laboratory: Pain and sensory mechanisms Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Jason Ivanusic
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Joint hypermobility in functional neurological disorders Professor Richard Kanaan Psychiatry
Jones Laboratory: Epilepsy and Behaviour Group Leader Associate Professor Nigel Jones
Medicine and Radiology
Kaat Koort - Aboriginal Brain Health Study Indigenous Epidemiology and Health Unit Head, Associate Dean (Indigenous) for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Professor Sandra Eades Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Keast & Osborne laboratory: Neural development, injury and pain Joint Heads of Laboratory Professor Janet Keast & Dr Peregrine Osborne
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Kilpatrick laboratory: Neuroimmunology of Multiple Sclerosis Head of Laboratory Professor Trevor Kilpatrick
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Knowledge, Information & Learning Laboratory Laboratory Director A/Prof Daniel R Little
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
LEAP MS Study Unit Head A/Prof Tracey Weiland Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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
Physiology
Life-span Development Laboratory Laboratory Director Associate Professor Jeanette Lawrence
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Lifestyle and Prevention Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Lifestyle Factors and Cognitive Health Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Lifestyle factors and effects on mood in elderly women Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Lifestyle for Healthy Ageing Dr Alexandra Gorelik Medicine and Radiology
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
Linking brain activity to behaviour: neural oscillations and cognition Dr Nigel Jones Medicine and Radiology
Lipoproteins and Cardiovascular Risk from Mid- to Late-life in Women Senior Research Fellow Alexandra Gorelik Medicine and Radiology
Living an active life with Parkinson’s disease Project Leader Associate Professor Jennifer McGinley Physiotherapy
Long-term outcome of newly diagnosed epilepsy Group Leader Professor Patrick Kwan Medicine and Radiology
Longitudinal investigation of neurovascular dysregulation and capillary angiopathy in young people with diabetes Lab Director Associate Professor Andrew Metha
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Macular Research Unit Professor Robyn Guymer
Surgery
Manipulation of cochlear implant to reverse insertion trauma Dr Christofer Bester Surgery
Mapping the distribution of angiotensin receptors in the brain Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Physiology
Mapping the process of care in spinal cord injury: a substudy of the ICED trial Group Leader Dr Peter Batchelor
Group Leader Dr Peter Batchelor
Medicine and Radiology
Mapping the proteome vulnerable to unfolding and aggregation under proteostasis stress A/Prof Danny Hatters Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mature and developing synaptic transmission between defined classes of enteric neurons Research Project Leader Dr Jaime Foong
Physiology
Mazzone laboratory: Respiratory Sensory Neuroscience Head of Research Group Associate Professor Stuart Mazzone
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Mechanisms of epileptogenesis and drug resistance Group Leader Professor Patrick Kwan Medicine and Radiology
Medical devices development Group Leader Professor Patrick Kwan Medicine and Radiology
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 A/Prof Christina Bryant
Co-leader A/Prof Kathryn Ellis
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Social Networks Laboratory (MELNET) Director Professor Garry Robins
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Men's Health Unit Head Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Mental Health Head of Research Group Associate Professor Bridget Hamilton
Nursing
Mental Health Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Mental Health Policy and Practice Unit Head Professor Jane Pirkis
Centre for Mental Health
Metabolic activity underlying enteric neurons, glia and progenitors Dr Marlene Hao Anatomy and Neuroscience
Mice resistant to collagen degradation teach us about skeletal development and arthritis Project Leader Professor Amanda Fosang Paediatrics
Mid-Life Determinants of Health in Older Age Dr Kate Gregorevic Medicine and Radiology
Mindful Research Psychiatry
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
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 and Radiology
Modelling sensory neuron-epithelial interactions Project Leader Associate Professor Stuart Mazzone Anatomy and Neuroscience
Modellling severe childhood epilepsy Dr Snezana Maljevic Medicine and Radiology
Modulation of intestinal inflammation through nerve stimulation Project Leader/Supervisor Dr Martin Stebbing Anatomy and Neuroscience
Molecular Epilepsy Group Leader Dr Kim Powell
Medicine and Radiology
Molecular mechanisms that contribute to skeletal pain Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Jason Ivanusic Anatomy and Neuroscience
Montgomery laboratory: Metabolic Tissue Cross-Talk Head of Laboratory Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Physiology
Mood and Anxiety Disorders Laboratory Head of Lab Dr Litza Kiropoulos
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Moral Psychology Laboratory Laboratory Director Dr Simon Laham
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Morphometric analysis of a Dravet Syndrome mouse model. Dr Kay Richards Medicine and Radiology
Motor Control and Rehabilitation Group Leader Professor Mary Galea
Medicine and Radiology
Motor trajectories of children born <30 weeks’ gestation from birth to 5 years: early predictors and functional outcome Project Leader Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
MS and Comorbidities Team Dr Anneke van der Walt
Medicine and Radiology
MS Biology, Genomics and Prognostics Group Group Leader Dr Vilija Jokubaitis
Medicine and Radiology
Mueller laboratory: Visualising the immune system in action Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Scott Mueller
Microbiology and Immunology
Multimodal imaging measures to improve dementia diagnosis Dr Vijay Venkatraman Medicine and Radiology
Multimorbidity in Ageing Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Multimorbidity and ageing women Dr Alexandra Gorelik Medicine and Radiology
Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Clinical Research Group Group Leader Professor Helmut Butzkueven
Medicine and Radiology
Mummy Studies Dr Varsha Pilbrow Anatomy and Neuroscience
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Genetics of Neurodisability Research Group Leader Professor David Amor
Paediatrics
Murray & Xiao laboratory: Neurotrophin and myelin Joint Heads of Laboratory Dr Simon Murray & Dr Junhua Xiao
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Musculoskeletal and Bone Health Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
National Vision Research Institute Lab Director Professor Michael Ibbotson
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Negotiation and Interactive Behaviour Laboratory Laboratory Director Professor Philip L Smith
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 basis of childhood speech and language disorders Professor Angela Morgan Audiology and Speech Pathology
Neural Dynamics Laboratory Group Leader Dr Chris French
Medicine and Radiology
Neural Engineering and Brain Dynamics Co-Group Leaders Dr Dean Freestone & Dr Andre Peterson
Medicine and Radiology
Neural Mechanisms of Attention Optometry and Vision Sciences
Neural modelling of epileptic dynamics Project Lead Dr Andre Peterson Medicine and Radiology
Neuro-immune interactions: Nerve pathways that control inflammation in the intestine Project Leader/Supervisor Dr Martin Stebbing Anatomy and Neuroscience
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 Unit Head A/Prof Tracey Weiland Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Neuroimaging Group Leader Professor Patricia Desmond
Medicine and Radiology
Neurologic bases of hearing impairment Principle Investigator Associate Professor Gary Rance Audiology and Speech Pathology
Neurological rehabilitation Associate Professor Jenny McGinley
Physiotherapy
Neuropsychological trajectories and Health outcomes across 20 years Dr Alison Flehr Medicine and Radiology
Neuroregeneration Professor Alice Pébay
Surgery
Neuroscience & Mental Health
Neuroscience & Psychiatry
Neuroscience of Speech Associate Professor Adam Vogel
Audiology and Speech Pathology
Neurotrauma and Stroke Group Leader Dr Carli L Roulston
Medicine and Radiology
Neurotrophins - how do they influence neural firing and ion channels? Senior Research Fellow Dr Karina Needham Surgery
Non-invasive intracranial pressure Dr Sam John Medicine and Radiology
Novel drugs and receptors for targeting neural control of digestive system functtion Project Leader/Supervisor Dr Ruslan Pustovit Anatomy and Neuroscience
Novel heteromeric receptors in gut control: ghrelin receptors and dopamine receptors working together Novel heteromeric receptors in gut control: ghrelin receptors and dopamine receptors working together Project Leader/Supervisor Dr Linda Fothergill & Professor John Furness Anatomy and Neuroscience
Novel technique to determine the pKA of clonidine at prejunctional α2-adrenoceptors in sympathetic transmission Project Leader Professor James Angus Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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 motor control mechanisms
Ocular Physiology Laboratory Lab Director Associate Professor Bang Bui
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Olfactory-focused cognitive training Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs Psychiatry
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
Optogenetics for precise neural stimulation A/Prof Rachael Richardson Medical Bionics Department
Optological Laboratory Lab Director Dr Andrew J Anderson
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Oxidative stress and neural injury Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Pacemaker channels and brain excitability A/Prof Christopher Reid Medicine and Radiology
Pain management using ultrasound-guided local anaesthetic techniques Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Jason Ivanusic Anatomy and Neuroscience
Palliative Medicine Research Group Group Leader Professor Jennifer Philip
Medicine and Radiology
Parallel Pathways in Vision Optometry and Vision Sciences
Parker Laboratory: Structural biology and computational drug design Head of Laboratory and Director, Bio21 Institute Professor Michael Parker
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a complex condition with poorly defined genetics and pathogenesis. This project utilises genetic and functional approaches to identify and understand genes contributing to PD. Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
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 Associate Professor Megan Munsie Anatomy and Neuroscience
Patterns of Electrocochleography drops in cochlear implant recipients Dr Christofer Bester Surgery
Perception and Pharmacology Laboratory Lab Director A/Prof Olivia Carter
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Personality Processes Laboratory Laboratory Director Dr Luke D Smillie
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Petrovski Laboratory: Computational Genomics Group Leader Dr Slavé Petrovski
Medicine and Radiology
Pharmacogenomic studies in Multiple Sclerosis Project Lead Dr Vilija Jokubaitis Medicine and Radiology
Pharmacological approaches to food craving Dr Priya Sumithran Medicine and Radiology
Phase 4 Evaluation of the Victorian Mental Health Interprofessional Leadership Network Nursing
Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Cognition in Ageing Women Dr Jarrod Kerris Medicine and Radiology
Physical Appearance Research Team (PART) Team leader Scott Griffiths
Team leader Isabel Krug
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Pilbrow laboratory: Physical (biological) anthropology Head of Laboratory Dr Varsha Pilbrow
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Point of Care Ultrasound Simulation Education Dr David Canty Surgery
Population Mental Health Unit Head Associate Professor Nicola Reavley
Centre for Mental Health
Postoperative Quality of Recovery Co-director Colin Royse
Surgery
Potential of stem cell therapy to treat Hirschsprung’s disease Dr Lincon Stamp Anatomy and Neuroscience
Practice Research Program in Health and Mental Health Head of Research Group Professor Lynette Joubert
Social Work
Prediction of long-term disease outcomes in people with Multiple Sclerosis or Clinically Isolated Syndromes Project Lead Dr Vilija G. Jokubaitis Medicine and Radiology
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
Principles of Peripheral Nerve Myelination Dr Simon Murray Anatomy and Neuroscience
Prognostic biomarker and therapeutic target discovery in stroke Project Leader Dr Jonathon Mangum Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Program Theory & Logic and the Monitoring & Evaluation Framework for Independent Mental Health Advocacy Service Project Leader Associate Professor Bridget Hamilton Nursing
PROSPER: PRevalence Of unwanted Sexual contact: Pursuing Early Recognition Project Leader Dr Laura Tarzia General Practice
Proteomic profiles of psychotic symptom severity Senior Research Fellow Dr Chad Bousman Psychiatry
Psychosis & Developmental Neuropsychiatry Professor Christos Pantelis Psychiatry
Psychosis and Sczhophrenia Chair of Psychiatry, St Vincent's Mental Health Unit, Department of Psychiatry University of Melbourne Professor David Castle
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
Pébay laboratory: Stem Cell Disease Modelling Head of Laboratory Professor Alice Pebay
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Quality of Life Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Quantitative imaging in dementia Prof Patricia Desmond Medicine and Radiology
Raising innate immunity to fight with severe infection Dr. Ben Gu Medicine and Radiology
RAndomised trial to imProve the quality of lIfe of people with Dementia (RAPID) Principal Researcher rofessor Nicola Lautenschlager (Melbourne Site)
Psychiatry
Rebooting the brain after stroke with electrical stimulation to promote functional recovery Project Leader Dr Carli L Roulston Medicine and Radiology
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
Refining the comprehensive geriatric assessment Prof. Andrea Maier Medicine and Radiology
Relaxin family peptide hormones Project Leader Associate Professor Tony Hughes Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Research Lab Head Leigh Johnston Johnston
Associate Professor
Research capacity building at Mind Australia Project Leader A/Prof Lisa Brophy Centre for Mental Health
Retinal imaging to enhance understanding of visual neurophysiology in health and disease
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
Reversible silencing of the cochlea A/Prof Rachael Richardson Medical Bionics Department
Risk genes for neuropsychiatric disorders Project Leader Dr Mike Clark Anatomy and Neuroscience
Risk identification and Risk Assessment Framework Project Leader Professor Kelsey Hegarty General Practice
Role of long noncoding RNAs in neurological disorders Project Leader Dr Mike Clark Anatomy and Neuroscience
Rouiller laboratory: Understanding how molecular machines function through cryo-electron microscopy Associate Professor Isabelle Rouiller
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Rutar laboratory: Ocular Neuroimmunology Head of Laboratory Dr Matt Rutar
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Saccadic Eye Movements Associate Professor Larry Abel Optometry and Vision Sciences
Safe Mothers, Safe Babies - Promoting safety and early parenting in high-risk relationships Director, Centre for Women's Mental Health, Royal Women's Hospital Professor Louise Newman
Psychiatry
Safety and feasibility trial of immediate cooling followed by early decompression in patients with cervical SCI; a substudy of the ICED trial Group Leader Dr Peter Batchelor Medicine and Radiology
Satellite imaging technology to detect the early signs of glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease in the retina A/Prof Peter van Wijngaarden Surgery
Saunders laboratory: Developmental neuroscience and neurotrauma Head of Laboratory Professor Norman Saunders
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Saving Brain and Changing Practice in Stroke Project Lead Professor Stephen Davis Medicine and Radiology
Screening for Prevalence of Illicit Toxins in the emergency department: Mapping pathways to care Project Leader Associate 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
Semple Laboratory: Developmental Neurotrauma Group Leader Dr Bridgette Semple
Medicine and Radiology
Serious adverse events notification Project Leader Justine Fletcher
Centre for Mental Health
Sex differences in infantile amnesia Associate Professor Jee Hyun Kim Psychiatry
Sexual Abuse and Family Violence: SAFE Research Program Leader Professor Kelsey Hegarty
General Practice
Single pulse electrical stimulation for epilepsy monitoring and tuning of DBS therapy Project Lead Dr Dean Freestone Medicine and Radiology
Skeletal morphology Dr Varsha Pilbrow Anatomy and Neuroscience
Sleep Laboratory Laboratory Director Dr Christian L Nicholas
Laboratory Director A/Prof Amy Jordan
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Social Action Laboratory Laboratory Director Professor Yoshihisa Kashima
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Social Affective Neurodevelopment (SAND) Associate Professor Sarah Whittle Psychiatry
Social connectedness and health Unit Head Professor Jodie McVernon Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Sodium Channels in Epilepsy Dr Chris French Medicine and Radiology
Sodium Selenate as a Disease Modifying Treatment for Probable Behavioural Variant Front-temporal Dementia Professor Terence O'Brien Medicine and Radiology
Somatic mutations in Alzheimer's disease Dr. Ben Gu Medicine and Radiology
Speech and swallowing in Movement Disorders Associate Professor Adam Vogel Audiology and Speech Pathology
Speech as a marker of brain function Associate Professor Adam Vogel Audiology and Speech Pathology
Spotlight Project Principal Research A/Prof Katherine Johnson Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
St Vincent's Mental Health Research Psychiatry
Stamp & Hao laboratory: Development of the enteric nervous system Joint Heads of Laboratory Dr Lincon Stamp & Dr Marlene Hao
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Stentrode: Tissue Response to Endovascular Stimulation Dr Sam John Medicine and Radiology
Sternal ultrasound assessment of plate vs. wire fixation Prof Alistair Royse Surgery
Stroke Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Stroke assessment with multi-modal imaging Dr Vijay Venkatraman Medicine and Radiology
Stroke Imaging and Treatment Group Leader Associate Professor Bruce Campbell
Medicine and Radiology
Stroke Research Group Group Leader Professor Stephen Davis
Medicine and Radiology
Structural biology of proteins involved in mental illnesses Prof Michael Parker Medicine and Radiology
Structural Neurobiology Professor Michael Parker Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Structure-based drug design of selective Drp1 inhibitors Dr Jessica Holien Medicine and Radiology
Studying brain-behaviour relationships during adolescence Associate Professor Sarah Whittle Psychiatry
Subcortical Disorders Laboratory Laboratory Director Dr Jacqueline Anderson
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) Project Lead Associate Professor Doug Crompton Medicine and Radiology
Investigating molecular and physiological determinants of Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy in acquired and genetic animal models of epilepsy Group Leader Dr Kim Powell Medicine and Radiology
Survey of High Impact Psychosis (SHIP) Director, Psychosocial Research Centre Professor Carol Harvey
Psychiatry
Systems Neuropsychiatry Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky Psychiatry
Targeting Astrogliosis to promote recovery after stroke Group Leader Dr Carli L Roulston Medicine and Radiology
TBI, Neurodegenerative Disease, and Proteinopathies Group Leader Dr Sandy Shultz Medicine and Radiology
Testing nanoengineered drug delivery systems to treat hearing loss Dr Niki Gunewardene Medical Bionics Department
The amyloidogenic protease inhibitor Cystatin C in health and disease Prof. Jose Villadangos Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The blood pressure drop makes you fall Prof. Andrea Maier Medicine and Radiology
The Collaborative AuTism Study (CATS) Professor Ingrid Scheffer
Medicine and Radiology
The CORE Study Project Leader Dr Victoria Palmer General Practice
The effect of anxiety on cardiovascular risk in healthy ageing women Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
The effect of intraocular pressure on retinal ganglion cell function Project Leader Dr Andrew Anderson Optometry and Vision Sciences
The effect of polytrauma on TBI outcomes, and identifying novel treatment strategies Group Leader Dr Sandy Shultz Medicine and Radiology
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 Physiology
The feasibility of smart-phones in the early detection of cerebral palsy Project Leader Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
The gastrointestinal complications of Parkinson's Disease Project Leader/Supervisor Dr Shanti Diwakarla Anatomy and Neuroscience
The GDNF family, peripheral nerve regeneration and pain Project Leader Professor Janet Keast Anatomy and Neuroscience
The heart as a central player in tissue cross-talk Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Physiology
The HOLISM Study Professor George Jelinek 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 link between cardiovascular disease and neurodegeneration – focus on Alzheimer’s disease Project Leader Associate Professor Christine Wright Pharmacology and Therapeutics
The long-term effects of conductive hearing loss Principal Investigator Ms Kelley Graydon Audiology and Speech Pathology
The Neuropsychiatry of Androgen Deprivation Chair of Psychiatrry Austin Health Professor Richard Kanaan
Psychiatry
The power of human muscle Prof. Andrea Maier Medicine and Radiology
The Psychosocial Health and Wellbeing Research (emPoWeR) Unit Research Group Leader Dr Michelle Peate
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The role of an aggrecan 32mer fragment in developing osteoarthritis Project Leader Professor Amanda Fosang Paediatrics
The role of endolymphatic hydrops after cochlear implantation Dr Hayden Eastwood Surgery
The Role of enteric neurons in gastrointestinal symptoms associated with Autism Spectrum disorders Research Project Leader Dr Elisa Hill-Yardin Physiology
The role of fixational eye movements in spatial vision Project Leader Dr Andrew Anderson Optometry and Vision Sciences
The role of glia in inner retinal changes during retinal degeneration Head of Laboratory Professor Erica Fletcher Anatomy and Neuroscience
The role of glial cells in retinal vascular disease Head of Laboratory Professor Erica Fletcher Anatomy and Neuroscience
The Role of Innate Phagocytosis in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease Dr. Ben Gu Medicine and Radiology
The role of microglia in age-related macular degeneration Head of Laboratory Professor Erica Fletcher Anatomy and Neuroscience
The role of NMDA NR2B signalling in fear memory erasure in juvenile rats Associate Professor Jee Hyun Kim Medicine and Radiology
The role of the ubiquitin proteasome system in schizophrenia Group Leader Professor Ian Everall Psychiatry
The Stand Up & Go Study: Physical activity and sitting time reduction program for older community members Principal Researcher Professor Nicola Lautenschlager (Melbourne Site)
Psychiatry
The Stemformatics Stem Cell Atlas Project Leader Professor Christine Wells Anatomy and Neuroscience
The Target-D Trial Project Leader Professor Jane Gunn General Practice
The taxonomy of enteroendocrine cells and their innervation Project Supervisor Professor John B Furness Anatomy and Neuroscience
The treatment of the brain tumour glioblastoma (GBM) Dr Peter J Wookey Medicine and Radiology
The unique features of visceral pain Project Leader Professor Janet Keast Anatomy and Neuroscience
The WELL MS study Unit Head A/Prof Tracey Weiland Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Therapeutic Innovations in Affective Disorders Healthscope Chair of Psychiatry Professor Chee Ng
Psychiatry
Time in Brain and Behaviour Laboratory Principle Investigator Dr. Hinze Hogendoorn
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Tissue communication in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) and liver fibrosis Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Physiology
Towards a patient-specific examination of epileptogenesis Project Lead Dr Andre Peterson Medicine and Radiology
Trans Medical Research Dr Ada Cheung
Medicine and Radiology
Transcriptional profiling of sensory neurons Project Leader Associate Professor Stuart Mazzone Anatomy and Neuroscience
Translational Traumatic Brain Injury Laboratory Group Leader Dr Sandy Schultz
Medicine and Radiology
Transoesophageal echoardiography in cardiac surgery Co-director Colin Royse
Surgery
Trauma Anxiety and Stress (TAS) Lab Director Professor Kim Felmingham
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Trauma Recovery and Resilience Research Program Professor Lou Harms
Social Work
Traumatic brain injury Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Treating cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen Psychiatry
Trying to stop Sudden Unexpected Death in EPilepsy (SUDEP) Associate Professor Christopher Reid Medicine and Radiology
Twin and Family Registry Management Unit Head Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Twins Research Australia Unit Head Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
UDP - Victoria Project Leader Professor John Christodoulou Paediatrics
Ultrasound Education Group Co-director Professor Colin Royse
Professor Alistair Royse
Surgery
Understand links between the brain, cognition and behaviour in psychiatric disorders on the mood-psychosis spectrum. Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen Psychiatry
Understanding changes in auditory processing from noise induced hearing loss A/Prof Andrew Wise Medical Bionics Department
Understanding differences in outcomes of cochlear implants Prof Colette McKay Medical Bionics Department
Understanding how membrane-less organelles form with optogenetic tools A/Prof Danny Hatters Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Understanding how the ATPase p97 functions at molecular level Associate Professor Isabelle Rouiller Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Understanding how the brain processes combined electrical and acoustic stimulation A/Prof James Fallon Medical Bionics Department
Understanding interactions between gut epithelial stem cells and enteric neurons Dr Lincon Stamp Anatomy and Neuroscience
Understanding links between the brain, cognition and behaviour in psychiatric disorders on the mood-psychosis spectrum. Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen Psychiatry
Understanding metabolic cross-talk in health and disease - Focus on type 2 diabetes and fatty liver Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Physiology
Understanding neuro-urothelial communication Project Leader Professor Janet Keast Anatomy and Neuroscience
Understanding progressive vision loss in the eye disease glaucoma Project Leader Dr Andrew Anderson Optometry and Vision Sciences
Understanding the aetiology of hypertension Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Physiology
Understanding the molecular basis of canvas-a novel neurological disorder caused by an expanded repeat Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Understanding the outcomes, including their language, participation and quality of life, of children with autism Project Leader Prof Katrina Williams Paediatrics
Understanding the role of angiotensin in the rostral ventrolateral medulla Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Physiology
Understanding the role of blood pressure, vascular autoregulation in ageing and glaucoma Optometry and Vision Sciences
Undestanding trajectories and biological underpinnings of children with autism who lose skills Project Leader Veronica Rose Paediatrics
Unravelling the mysteries of E3 ubiquitin ligase in regulating skeletal muscle size and function Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology
Use of Connexin43 peptides as a treatment for glioma Dr Stanley Stylli Surgery
Using brain imaging to explore language development in infants Prof Colette McKay Medical Bionics Department
Using light to control brain activity Prof Nigel Jones Medicine and Radiology
Using lipidomics and proteomics to find biomarkers that predict progression of multiple sclerosis Professor George Jelinek Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Using MRI to examine the human auditory brainstem Senior Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer Dr Bryony Nayagam Audiology and Speech Pathology
Using our novel model of glaucoma to understand if ganglion cells can recover from injury Optometry and Vision Sciences
Using systematic reviews to understand prognosis, diagnosis and effective interventions for children with neurodevelopmental difference and disability Project Leader Dr Kristine Egberts Paediatrics
Using the eye as a window into Alzheimer’s disease
Utilising nasal biopsies as a surrogate for brain tissue to diagnose focal epilepsy Associate Professor Michael Hildebrand Medicine and Radiology
Validation of a rapid neurological assessment of spinal cord injury (SPEED): a substudy of the ICED trial Group Leader Dr Peter Batchelor
Group Leader Dr Peter Batchelor
Medicine and Radiology
Vascular Health Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Virtual reality and surgery Dr Sudanthi Wijewickrema Surgery
Virtual Reality Surgery Simulation Professor Stephen O'Leary
Surgery
Virtual reality-based cognitive training in older adults at risk of dementia Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs Psychiatry
Vision and Attention Laboratory Laboratory Director Professor Philip L Smith
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Vision in migraine
Vision, Cognition and Behaviour Lab Laboratory Director A/Prof Piers Douglas Howe
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory Lab Director Professor Trichur Vidyasagar (Sagar)
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Visual Attention, Reading & Dyslexia Optometry and Vision Sciences
Visual Functions Laboratory Optometry and Vision Sciences
Understanding visual processing in aging and development
Visualising electrode activity for the bionic eye Dr Matt Petoe Medical Bionics Department
Vitamin D deficiency and balance Dr Marjan Tabesh Medicine and Radiology
Watt laboratory: Metabolism and Diabetes Head of Laboratory Professor Matthew Watt
Physiology
What is the function of Sez6L2 in the forebrain? Head of Laboratory Dr Jenny Gunnersen
Project Leader Dr Kathryn Munro
Anatomy and Neuroscience
What workplaces can do to improve mental health Project Leader Associate Professor Nicola Reavley
Centre for Mental Health
White matter imaging in the aging brain Dr Chris Steward Medicine and Radiology
Wilkinson-Berka laboratory: Retinal vascular biology and inflammation Head of Laboratory Professor Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Wireless electroretinography and visual evoked potentials for central nervous system drug testing
WITH: Women’s Input to a Trauma-informed systems model of care in Health settings Primary Investigator Professor Kelsey Hegarty General Practice
Women's Healthy Ageing Project Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
“Glass Brain” 3D brain mapping in health and disease. Dr Kay Richards Medicine and Radiology

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