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
Nanoparticles and optical stimulation of neurons A/Prof Paul Stoddart
Dr Karina Needham
Surgery
Social/Personality Laboratory Director Professor Nick Haslam
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
A clinical test of dark adaptation for age-related macular degeneration Project Leader Dr Michael Pianta Optometry and Vision Sciences
A framework for creating subject-specific mathematical brain models Project Lead Dr Dean Freestone Medicine and Radiology
A Novel Cure – the Health and Well-being Outcomes of Creative Practices in Ageing Project Leader Dr Victoria Palmer General Practice
A randomised controlled trial of anti-androgen treatment for transgender women. Prof Jeffrey Zajac Medicine and Radiology
A randomised controlled trial of transdermal versus intramuscular testosterone therapy in transgender males Prof Jeffrey Zajac Medicine and Radiology
A simple method to improve stem cell transplant therapy Project Leader Dr James Ryall Physiology
A study of the extracellular vesicles in glioblastoma tissue Dr Laura Vella 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 Medicine and Radiology
Acquired epilepsy in Alzheimer’s disease Professor Patrick Kwan
Group Leader 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 Research
Acute Spinal Therapeutics Dr Peter Batchelor
Medicine and Radiology
Adolescent2Emerging Adult Development Study A/Prof Sarah Whittle
Dr Julian Simmons
Psychiatry
Advanced Limb Reconstruction Head of Department of Surgery,
St. Vincent's Hospital,
Professor Peter Choong

Surgery
Advanced MRI in multiple sclerosis Dr Scott Kolbe
Medicine and Radiology
Alcohol and striatal adaptation Professor Andrew Lawrence Medicine and Radiology
Altered functional and phenotypic characteristics following treatment of age-related macular degeneration Dr Ben J. Gu Medicine and Radiology
Alzheimer’s diseases modelling with human cerebral organoids Associate Professor Alice Pebay
Surgery
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
Anxiety and neurodegeneration in preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease Professor Cassandra Szoeke 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
Professor Amanda Fosang
Paediatrics
Assessing novel compounds for diagnostic retinal imaging
Association between Serum Levels of Vitamin D and the Risk of Post-Stroke Associate Professor Tissa Wijeratne Medicine and Radiology
Attention Dynamics Lab Laboratory Director A/Prof 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
Barriers to early epilepsy diagnosis and the impact of diagnostic delay Dr Anne McIntosh Medicine and Radiology
Bilateral and Binaural Hearing Dr Karyn Galvin
Audiology and Speech Pathology
Bioenergetics in the optic nerve Dr Peter van Wijngaarden Surgery
Biomarkers for brain concussion Group Leader Dr Sandy Shultz Medicine and Radiology
Biomarkers for sports concussion Associate Professor Sandy Shultz Medicine and Radiology
Biomarkers in younger onset neurocognitive disorders Professor Dennis Velakoulis
Professor Mark Walterfang
Psychiatry
Biomedical Engineering for Cochlear Implants Senior Research Fellow Dr Carrie Newbold
Surgery
Biomedical Neuroscience
Biophenotypes for Personalised Psychiatry Prof. Bernhard Baune
Psychiatry
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
Brain cells in a dish: strategies for novel therapeutics in the CDKL5 disorder Dr Nicole Van Bergen
Professor John Christodoulou
Paediatrics
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
Brock laboratory: Autonomic and sensory neuroscience Head of Laboratory Associate Professor James Brock
Anatomy and Neuroscience
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 Dr 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? Project Leader Dr Junhua Xiao Anatomy and Neuroscience
Can machine learning improve the diagnostic prediction of imaging measures in dementia and epilepsy? Dr Vijay Venkatraman Medicine and Radiology
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
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 – Newborn Medicine Project Leader Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers in patients with vasospasm secondary to subarachnoid haemorrhage Dr Alexios Adamides Surgery
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Director, Mindful A/Professor Alessandra (Sandra) Radovini
Psychiatry
Chromosome disorders Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Circulating microparticles in neurodegenerative diseases Dr Ben J Gu
Prof. James S. Wiley
Medicine and Radiology
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 RESEARCH STREAM LEADER 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
Clinical utility and cost-effectiveness of genomic sequencing for epilepsy Professor Patrick Kwan Medicine and Radiology
Cocaine and amphetamine regulated transcript in alcohol seeking Professor Professor Andrew Lawrence Medicine and Radiology
Cochlear implantation for children with single-sided deafness or very asymmetrical hearing loss Dr Karyn Galvin Audiology and Speech Pathology
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 impairment and its interference with Activities of Daily Living Dr Julian Sacre 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 Associate 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
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
Contemplating stem cells in society Project Leader Dr Claire Tanner Anatomy and Neuroscience
Context-induced relapse to alcohol-seeking after voluntary abstinence Professor Andrew Lawrence
Dr Erin Campbell
Medicine and Radiology
Control of prosthetic limbs from decoded brain signals Project Lead Dr Dean Freestone Medicine and Radiology
Control of prosthetic limbs from decoded brain signals Project Lead Dr Dean Freestone Medicine and Radiology
CORe Unit (Clinical Outcomes Research Unit) Research Group Leader Assoc. Prof Tomas Kalincik
Medicine and Radiology
Cortical visual neuroscience
Crack laboratory: Neuropharmacology Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Welcome to the Centre for Research Excellence in Total Joint Replacement - OPUS Centre Manager Dale Baum
Surgery
CREMSI: NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health Systems Improvement Project Leader Professor Jane Gunn General Practice
Crouch laboratory: Neurodegenerative disease Head of Laboratory Dr Peter Crouch
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Cytoprotection Pharmacology Research Professor Greg Dusting
Surgery
Decision science in Affective Learning and Emotional Conditions Laboratory 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 Dr Stefan Bode
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Dental morphology Project Leader Dr Varsha Pilbrow Anatomy and Neuroscience
Depression and Anxiety Neuroscience RESEARCH STREAM LEADER 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 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 and characterisation of an animal model of neurological heterotopic ossification Dr Rhys Brady Medicine and Radiology
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 A/Prof Robert Kapsa Medicine and Radiology
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 induced obesity: is it an addiction? Professor Andrew Lawrence 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
Discovery of circulating RNA biomarkers in autism Project Leader Dr Ken Pang Paediatrics
Disease mechanisms in a novel mouse model of progressive myoclonus epilepsy Dr Snezana Maljevic Medicine and Radiology
Disease modelling Senior Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer Dr Bryony Nayagam Audiology and Speech Pathology
Disentangling the predictors of depressive symptomatology in multiple sclerosis A/Prof Tomas Kalincik Medicine and Radiology
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
Driving to Health: A mental health app for taxi drivers Project Leader Dr Sandra Davidson General Practice
E-tool for online interactive assessment of young people’s wellbeing Deputy Head of Department Assoc Prof Lena Sanci General Practice
Early detection and intervention for infants at high risk of motor impairments Project Leader Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
Early detection of cognitive decline and disease Dr Stephen Campbell Medicine and Radiology
EEG/ MEG network measures as a biomarker in pre-surgical planning for epilepsy patients Dr Alan Lai 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
Effective suicide prevention campaign material for young people: A randomised controlled trial Project Leader Professor Jane Pirkis Centre for Mental Health
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
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
Epilepsy Research Centre 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
Epileptic Seizure Forecasting Dr Dean Freestone Medicine and Radiology
Evaluating health outcomes of transgender children and adolescents Dr Ken Pang
Dr Michelle Tollit
Psychiatry
Evaluating sodium selenate as a new therapy to prevent post-stroke epilepsy and associated neurological impairments Dr Pablo Casillas-Espinosa Medicine and Radiology
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
Examination of brain structure in schizophrenia subgroups stratified by hallucination types Dr Vanessa Cropley
Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen
Psychiatry
Examining brain structure in first-episode mania Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen
Dr Vanessa Cropley
Psychiatry
Examining modifiable risk factors for bipolar disorder: focus on cigarette smoking and the brain Dr Vanessa Cropley
Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen
Psychiatry
Examining neuropsychological trajectories using data collected from a longitudinal study Alex Gorelik Medicine and Radiology
Exploring data from ENROLL-HD - an international observational study in Huntington’s disease Dr Anita Goh
Dr Anita Goh
Psychiatry
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 affecting anxiety disorders in adolescence: social isolation, exercise, and neurogenesis Associate Professor Jee Hyun Kim Medicine and Radiology
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 Coordinator Julie-Anne Fischer
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 studies of sodium channel mutations contributing to severe childhood epilepsy Dr Geza Berecki Medicine and Radiology
Functional assessment of individual photoreceptors in the human eye Project Leader Associate Professor Andrew Metha Optometry and Vision Sciences
Functional characterisation of a novel gene linked to autism spectrum disorder A/Professor Paul Lockhart
Dr Kiymet Bozaoglu
Paediatrics
Functional characterization of epilepsy-causing mutations Dr Snezana Maljevic Medicine and Radiology
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 Head of Lab Dr Peter Koval
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 Discovery in Families with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder Project Lead Dr Cherie Green Medicine and Radiology
Gene signatures of the ‘lymphaticome’ Dr Ramin Shayan
Dr Tara Karnezis
Surgery
Gene-Environment Neuropsychiatry (GENe) RESEARCH STREAM LEADER Dr Chad Bousman
Psychiatry
General Practitioners' perceptions of paediatric care Deputy Head of Department Assoc Prof Lena Sanci General Practice
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 A/Prof. Tony Verberne Medicine and Radiology
Gooley laboratory: Structural biology of disease Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Paul Gooley
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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 loss and acidosis in the cochlea Dr Karina Needham Surgery
Hearing Neurosciences Senior Research Fellow Dr Karina Needham
Surgery
Hearing protection in surgery Dr Hayden Eastwood
Prof Stephen O’Leary
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
High Dose Vitamin D and Post-Stroke Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Trial Associate Professor Tissa Wijeratne Medicine and Radiology
Honorary Appointments’ Research Projects Surgery
How BDNF signalling controls myelination? Project Leader Dr Simon Murray Anatomy and Neuroscience
How do Anti-Epileptic Drugs Work? Project Lead Dr Chris French Medicine and Radiology
How does aging affect traumatic brain injury pathology and outcomes? Associate Professor Sandy Shultz Medicine and Radiology
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 sensory signals are detected: Structure function relationships in peripheral sensory nerve terminals Project Leader Associate Professor James Brock 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 laboratory: Drug design Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Tony Hughes
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
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 germline and somatic mutations that cause brain malformations and epilepsy A/Professor Michael Hildebrand Medicine and Radiology
Identifying novel cartilage proteins with new functions Project Leader Professor Amanda Fosang Paediatrics
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 childhood growth patterns & latent cardiovascular risk factors on the microcirculation in adult life Optometry and Vision Sciences
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
Improving bladder health after spinal cord injury Project Leader Associate Professor James Brock Anatomy and Neuroscience
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 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
Strong Futures - Improving the understanding and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among incarcerated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women Centre for Mental Health
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
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
Inflammatory markers and cognitive function in schizophrenia Dr Vanessa Cropley
Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen
Psychiatry
Innate immunity and neural injury Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Integrated Mental Health Research Program Leader Dr Victoria Palmer
General Practice
Integrative Neurophysiology Group Leader A/Prof Tony Verberne
Medicine and Radiology
Inter-relationship of stated diet adherence and biometric/physical activity trajectories in multiple sclerosis Dr Steve Simpson, Jr. Medicine and Radiology
Inter-relationship of stated diet adherence and depression and quality of life in multiple sclerosis Dr Steve Simpson, Jr. Medicine and Radiology
Inter-relationship of stated diet adherence and relapse, disability, and fatigue in multiple sclerosis Dr Steve Simpson, Jr. Medicine and Radiology
Investigating Alcohol-Related Dementia Professor Andrew Lawrence Medicine and Radiology
Investigating microglia as effectors of supragranular cortical thinning in first-episode psychosis Dr Vanessa Cropley
Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen
Psychiatry
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 effects of GM-CSF and M-CSF derived human macrophages on phagocytosing P. falciparum infected erythrocytes and cytokine production Dr Adrian Achuthan Medicine and Radiology
Investigating the role of intracranial pressure in glaucoma Optometry and Vision Sciences
Investigating whether mild traumatic brain injuries cause neurodegenerative disease Associate Professor Sandy Shultz 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 Dr Jason Ivanusic
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Jones Laboratory: Epilepsy and Behaviour Group Leader Associate Professor Nigel Jones
Medicine and Radiology
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
Latent inhibition during adolescence Associate Professor Jee Hyun Kim Medicine and Radiology
LEAP MS Study Unit Head A/Prof Tracey Weiland Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Learning and Teaching Laboratory Optometry and Vision Sciences
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
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 Research
Linking brain activity to behaviour: neural oscillations and cognition Dr Nigel Jones Medicine and Radiology
Live cell imaging of neural crest cell migration along the developing gut Head of Laboratory Professor Heather Young
Head of Laboratory Professor Heather Young
Anatomy and Neuroscience
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
Long-term Prognosis of Antiepilpetic Drug Therapy in People with Newly Diagnosed and Treated Epilepsy 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
Longitudinal predictors & characteristics of diet engagement in multiple sclerosis Dr Steve Simpson, Jr. Medicine and Radiology
Longitudinal predictors & characteristics of OMS engagement in multiple sclerosis Dr Steve Simpson, Jr. Medicine and Radiology
Longitudinal predictors of cognitive performance in bipolar disorder Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen
Psychiatry
Longitudinal trajectories of medication use and relationship with clinical features in multiple sclerosis Dr Steve Simpson, Jr. Medicine and Radiology
Longitudinal trajectories of smoking, alcohol and other health behaviours and relationship with clinical features in multiple sclerosis Dr Steve Simpson, Jr. Medicine and Radiology
Longitudinal trajectory of medical comorbidities & relationship with clinical outcomes Dr Steve Simpson, Jr. Medicine and Radiology
Lynch laboratory: Basic and clinical myology Head of Laboratory Professor Gordon Lynch
Physiology
Macular Research Unit Professor Robyn Guymer
Surgery
Management and prognosis of first seizure and newly diagnosed epilepsy Professor Patrick Kwan Medicine and Radiology
Mapping the human connectome in psychosis Dr Vanessa Cropley Psychiatry
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 Project Leader Dr Jaime Foong
Physiology
Mazzone laboratory: Respiratory Sensory Neuroscience Head of Research Group Associate Professor Stuart Mazzone
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Measuring whole brain activity during behaviour Associate Professor Lucy Palmer Medicine and Radiology
Mechanisms and treatment of noise induced hearing loss Dr Hayden Eastwood
Prof Stephen O’Leary
Surgery
Mechanisms of anxiety risk across development and sex A/Prof Sarah Whittle
Psychiatry
Mechanisms of epileptogenesis and drug resistance Group Leader Professor Patrick Kwan Medicine and Radiology
Mechanisms of growth factor signalling Project Leader Dr Simon Murray Anatomy and Neuroscience
Mechanisms of voltage-gated sodium channel inhibition by phrixotoxin Dr Geza Berecki 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
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 Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Mental Health Head of Research Group Associate Professor Bridget Hamilton
Nursing
Mental health first aid training in the workplace: a randomized controlled trial of online and blended modes Project Leader Professor Anthony Jorm Centre for Mental Health
Mental Health in Multicultural Australia Program Project Leader Associate Professor Harry Minas Centre for Mental Health
Mental Health Policy and Practice Unit Head Professor Jane Pirkis
Centre for Mental Health
Meta-cognition training in older adults with subjective cognitive decline Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs
Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs
Psychiatry
Methodological quality and evidence synthesis in cognitive interventions for the prevention of dementia in older adults Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs
Dr Amit Lampit
Psychiatry
Mice resistant to collagen degradation teach us about skeletal development and arthritis Project Leader Professor Amanda Fosang Paediatrics
Mindful Research Psychiatry
Mindfulness, cognitive processes and coping in chronic illness: insights from a study of joint replacement surgery Professor Peter Choong Surgery
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
Modulation of intestinal inflammation through nerve stimulation Project Supervisor Dr Martin Stebbing Anatomy and Neuroscience
Molecular Epilepsy Group Leader Dr Kim Powell
Medicine and Radiology
Molecular mechanisms that contribute to bone marrow pain Head of Laboratory Dr Jason Ivanusic Anatomy and Neuroscience
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
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
Multi-modal interrogation of the brain using functionalised carbon micro-yarns Dr Nick Apollo Medicine and Radiology
Multimorbidity in Ageing Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Multiphoton imaging of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived brainoids Dr Snezana Maljevic Medicine and Radiology
Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Clinical Research Group Group Leader Professor Helmut Butzkueven
Medicine and Radiology
Multiple sclerosis: Evaluation of treatment strategies Project Lead A/Prof Tomas Kalincik Medicine and Radiology
Multiple sclerosis: Long-term disability outcomes Project Lead A/Prof Tomas Kalincik Medicine and Radiology
Multiple sclerosis: Personalised therapy Project Lead A/Prof Tomas Kalincik Medicine and Radiology
Multiple sclerosis: Phenotypic characterisation Project Lead A/Prof Tomas Kalincik Medicine and Radiology
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Genetics of Neurodisability Research Group Leader Professor David Amor
Professor David Amor
Paediatrics
Murray & Xiao laboratory: Neurotrophin and myelin Joint Heads of Laboratory Dr Simon Murray & Dr Junhua Xiao
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Muscarinic Receptor Deficits in Schizophrenia Professor Richard Kanaan
Psychiatry
Musculoskeletal and Bone Health Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
National Taskforce for Mental Health System Development Vietnam  Project Leader Associate Professor Harry Minas Centre for Mental Health
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 pathways responding to and controlling inflammation in the intestine Project Supervisor Dr Martin Stebbing Anatomy and Neuroscience
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
Neural modelling of epileptic dynamics Project Lead Dr Andre Peterson Medicine and Radiology
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
Neuroimaging in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders Dr Vanessa Cropley
Professor Christos Pantelis
Psychiatry
Neurologic bases of hearing impairment Principle Investigator Associate Professor Gary Rance Audiology and Speech Pathology
Neurological rehabilitation Associate Professor Jenny McGinley
Physiotherapy
Neurological soft signs and neurodevelopment in schizophrenia and their unaffected first-degree relatives Dr Vanessa Cropley
A/Prof Andrew Zalesky
Psychiatry
Neuropathological MRI: informing in-vivo brain imaging with ultra-high resolution MRI and histology Dr Scott Kolbe Medicine and Radiology
Neuropharmacological strategies for disease modification and prevention of the development of epilepsy. Dr Pablo Casillas-Espinosa Medicine and Radiology
Neuroregeneration Associate Professor Alice Pebày
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
Novel drugs and receptors for targeting neural control of digestive system functtion Project Supervisor Dr Rachel McQuade 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
Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs
Psychiatry
Ophthalmic Epidemiology Group Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology Professor Mingguang He
Surgery
Optical assessment of neuronal networks' function Dr Timothy Karle Medicine and Radiology
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 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 Dr Jason Ivanusic Anatomy and Neuroscience
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
PARTY (Prevention Access Risk Taking in Young People) Deputy Head of Department Assoc Prof Lena Sanci General Practice
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
Perception and Pharmacology Laboratory Laboratory Director A/Prof Olivia Carter
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Personalised Clinical Trials in Psychiatry Prof. Bernhard Baune
Psychiatry
Personalised surgical rehearsal with virtual reality simulation to improve efficiency in the operating theatre Dr Sudanthi Wijewickrema
Prof Stephen O’Leary
Surgery
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
Phase 4 Evaluation of the Victorian Mental Health Interprofessional Leadership Network Nursing
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
Plasma biomarkers for epileptogenesis and epileptic seizures Dr Idrish Ali Medicine and Radiology
Population Mental Health Unit Head Associate Professor Nicola Reavley
Centre for Mental Health
Postoperative Quality of Recovery Co-director Colin Royse
Surgery
Posttraumatic Nightmares Deputy Director, Phoenix Australia Dr Andrea Phelps
Psychiatry
Potential of cell therapy to treat Hirschsprung’s disease Head of Laboratory Professor Heather Young
Project Leader 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
Predictors and mechanisms of cutaneous adverse drug reactions: a multi-omic approach Professor Patrick Kwan Medicine and Radiology
Prevention and Recovery Care Services (PARCS) Evaluation Project Leader Associate Professor Bridget Hamilton Nursing
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
Proliferation of enteric neuron precursors Head of Laboratory Professor Heather Young
Project Leader Professor Heather Young
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Promoting Independence though quality dementia care at home (the PITCH project). Dr Anita Goh
Associate Professor Briony Dow
Psychiatry
Prospective relationship of diet and relapse, disability &amp; fatigue in multiple sclerosis Dr Steve Simpson, Jr. Medicine and Radiology
Prospective relationship of mastery &amp; depression and quality of life in multiple sclerosis Dr Steve Simpson, Jr. Medicine and Radiology
Prospective relationship of mastery &amp; relapse, disability and fatigue in multiple sclerosis Dr Steve Simpson, Jr. Medicine and Radiology
Prospective relationship of physical activity/BMI and relapse, disability, and fatigue in multiple sclerosis Dr Steve Simpson, Jr. Medicine and Radiology
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
Psychiatric Biomarker and Pharmacogenomics Prof. Bernhard Baune
Psychiatry
Psychological distress associated with gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with anorexia nervosa Dr Simon Knowles
Dr Lara McCartney
Psychiatry
Psychosis & Developmental Neuropsychiatry RESEARCH STREAM LEADER 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
Quality of Life Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
RAndomised trial to imProve the quality of lIfe of people with Dementia (RAPID) Principal Researcher rofessor Nicola Lautenschlager (Melbourne Site)
Psychiatry
Real time recovery monitoring after surgery Professor Colin Royse
Professor Doa El-Ansary
Surgery
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
Reducing the dementia risk of people with depression and cognitive impairment in residential aged care Dr Anita Goh
Dr Eleanor Curran
Psychiatry
Reduction of Seclusion and Restraint in Mental Health Care Project Leader Associate Professor Bridget Hamilton Nursing
Refining the comprehensive geriatric assessment Prof. Kwang Lim Medicine and Radiology
Regulation of invadopodium function and involvement in cancer cell invasion Dr Stanley Stylli Surgery
Relationship of mastery trajectory and change in health behaviours in multiple sclerosis Dr Steve Simpson, Jr. Medicine and Radiology
Relaxin family peptide hormones Project Leader Associate Professor Tony Hughes Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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
Ripple Director, Psychosocial Research Centre Professor Carol Harvey
Psychiatry
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 calcitonin receptor in stressed cells and diseased tissues: a new paradigm based on expression in the pre-apoptotic cell stress response Group Leader Dr Peter J Wookey Medicine and Radiology
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
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 Dr 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
Search early diagnosis biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease Dr Ben J Gu Medicine and Radiology
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
Sexual Abuse and Family Violence: SAFE Research Program Leader Professor Kelsey Hegarty
General Practice
Simultaneous physical and cognitive exercise in older adults Dr Amit Lampit
Dr Amit Lampit
Psychiatry
Single pulse electrical stimulation for epilepsy monitoring and tuning of DBS therapy Project Lead Dr Dean Freestone Medicine and Radiology
Single pulse electrical stimulation for epilepsy monitoring and tuning of DBS therapy Project Lead Dr Dean Freestone Medicine and Radiology
Single Session Family Consultation Director, Psychosocial Research Centre Professor Carol Harvey
Psychiatry
Skeletal morphology Project Leader 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) RESEARCH STREAM LEADER 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
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
Speech biometrics in Multiple Sclerosis A/Prof Adam Vogel Medicine and Radiology
Spotlight Project Principal Research A/Prof Katherine Johnson Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
St Vincent's Mental Health Research Psychiatry
Stroke Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Stroke assessment with Diffusion Kurtosis Imaging (DKI) Dr Vijay Venkatraman Medicine and Radiology
Stroke Biomarker Study; Role of Infections and Ischemic Stroke Associate Professor Tissa Wijeratne 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
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 RESEARCH STREAM LEADER 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
Test-retest and practice effects in common cognitive measures in older adults with and without cognitive impairment Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs Medicine and Radiology
The amyloidogenic protease inhibitor Cystatin C in health and disease Prof. Jose Villadangos Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The central amygdala endogenous opioid system in salt appetite Professor Andrew Lawrence 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 Prof Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
The effect of epilepsy on bone Dr Rhys Brady 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 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 Supervisor Dr Shanti Diwakarla Anatomy and Neuroscience
The GDNF family, peripheral nerve regeneration and pain Project Leader Professor Janet Keast Anatomy and Neuroscience
The HOLISM Study Professor George Jelinek Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The human microbiome in gut, oral and mental health Dr Julian G Simmons
Psychiatry
The impact of classroom environment on auditory comprehension and academic progress Principle Investigator Associate Professor Gary Rance Audiology and Speech Pathology
The influence of neurotrophin signalling upon the generation of myelin Project Leader Dr Simon Murray Anatomy and Neuroscience
The link between cardiovascular disease and neurodegeneration – focus on Alzheimer’s disease Project Leader Associate Professor Christine Wright Pharmacology and Therapeutics
The Link Project Deputy Head of Department Assoc Prof Lena Sanci General Practice
The long-term effects of conductive hearing loss Principal Investigator Ms Kelley Graydon Audiology and Speech Pathology
The modulation of sensory perception by the prefrontal cortex Associate Professor Lucy Palmer Medicine and Radiology
The neural basis of learning Associate Professor Lucy Palmer Medicine and Radiology
The Neuropsychiatry of Androgen Deprivation Chair of Psychiatrry Austin Health Professor Richard Kanaan
Psychiatry
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 enteric neurons in gastrointestinal symptoms associated with Autism Spectrum disorders 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 invadopodia in glioma invasion and response to therapeutics Dr Stanley Stylli Surgery
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 unique features of visceral pain Project Leader Professor Janet Keast Anatomy and Neuroscience
The Vascular Bionics Laboratory Group Leaders Dr Nicholas Opie and Dr Thomas Oxley
Medicine and Radiology
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
Therapeutic potential of skeletal muscle plasticity and slow muscle programming for muscular dystrophy Project Leader Professor Gordon Lynch Physiology
Time in Brain and Behaviour Laboratory Principle Investigator Dr. Hinze Hogendoorn
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Towards a patient-specific examination of epileptogenesis Prof Mark Cook Medicine and Radiology
Towards a patient-specific examination of epileptogenesis Project Lead Dr Andre Peterson Medicine and Radiology
Trans Medical Research Fund - Improving Transgender Health 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
Trauma Research Group Director, Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health Professor David Forbes
Psychiatry
Traumatic brain injury Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Traumatic Injury Research Director of Research, Phoenix Australia Associate Professor Meaghan O'Donnell
Psychiatry
Treatment Gap in People with Newly Diagnosed Epilepsy in Australia Professor Patrick Kwan Medicine and Radiology
Trying to stop Sudden Unexpected Death in EPilepsy (SUDEP) A/Prof 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
Uncovering the role of extracellular vesicles in Frontotemporal Dementia Dr Laura Vella
Medicine and Radiology
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 neuro-urothelial communication Project Leader Professor Janet Keast Anatomy and Neuroscience
Understanding neurotransmitter system dysfunction in schizophrenia Dr Andrea Gogos Medicine and Radiology
Understanding progressive vision loss in the eye disease glaucoma Project Leader Dr Andrew Anderson Optometry and Vision Sciences
Understanding rab39b-mediated parkinson's disease A/Professor Paul Lockhart
Dr Kiymet Bozaoglu
Paediatrics
Understanding the cellular cues that direct muscle stem cell specification Project Leader Professor Gordon Lynch Physiology
Understanding the molecular basis of myelin repair Project Leader Dr Junhua Xiao Anatomy and Neuroscience
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 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
Use of Connexin43 peptides as a treatment for glioma Dr Stanley Stylli Surgery
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
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
Validation of diet engagement against dietary intake in multiple sclerosis Dr Steve Simpson, Jr. Medicine and Radiology
Vascular Health Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
VCCC Palliative Medicine Research Group Group Leader Professor Jennifer Philip
Medicine and Radiology
Veteran and Military Mental Health Group Leader Professor David Forbes
Psychiatry
Viral tracing to identify central projections and pathways for sensory neurons that innervate bone Head of Laboratory Dr Jason Ivanusic Anatomy and Neuroscience
Virtual reality and surgery Dr Sudanthi Wijewickrema
Prof Stephen O’Leary
Surgery
Virtual Reality Surgery Simulation Professor Stephen O'Leary
Surgery
Vision and Attention Laboratory Laboratory Director Professor Philip L Smith
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Vision in migraine
Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory Lab Director Professor Trichur Vidyasagar (Sagar)
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Visual Attention, Reading & Dyslexia Optometry and Vision Sciences
Visual Cognition Laboratory Laboratory Director Dr Piers Douglas Howe
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Visual Functions Laboratory Optometry and Vision Sciences
Understanding visual processing in aging and development
Wearable devices for non-invasive, ambulatory seizure monitoring and prediction Professor Patrick Kwan Medicine and Radiology
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 Professor Anthony Jorm Centre for Mental Health
WhatWorks4u.org: Helping to improve mental health treatment for young people Project Leader Professor Anthony Jorm Centre for Mental Health
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
Young laboratory: Development of the enteric nervous system Head of Laboratory Professor Heather Young
Anatomy and Neuroscience

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