Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Neurosciences research seeks to understand how the nervous system develops and functions, in health and disease, allowing us to experience and actively participate in our world. This includes a cross-disciplinary approach integrating pure and applied disciplines to improve the lives of people with psychiatric and neurodegenerative conditions. These programs are supported by an array of methodologies and platform technologies from biostatistics and epidemiology, to genomics and proteomics.

Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
Nanoparticles and optical stimulation of neurons A/Prof Paul Stoddart
Dr Karina Needham
Surgery
A framework for creating subject-specific mathematical brain models Project Lead Dr Dean Freestone Medicine and Radiology
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
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
Anxiety and neurodegeneration in preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
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
Association between Serum Levels of Vitamin D and the Risk of Post-Stroke Associate Professor Tissa Wijeratne Medicine and Radiology
Austin Health Research Psychiatry
Autism Research Team Laboratory Head Professor Katrina Williams
Paediatrics
Barriers to early epilepsy diagnosis and the impact of diagnostic delay Dr Anne McIntosh Medicine and Radiology
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
Biophenotypes for Personalised Psychiatry Prof. Bernhard Baune
Psychiatry
Body Image and Eating Disorders Chair of Psychiatry St Vincent's Mental Health Unit, Department of Psychiatry Professor David Castle
Psychiatry
Brain cells in a dish: strategies for novel therapeutics in the CDKL5 disorder Dr Nicole Van Bergen
Professor John Christodoulou
Paediatrics
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
Carers of People Living with Psychosis Professor Carol Harvey
Psychiatry
Cellular Reprogramming Group Senior Research Fellow Dr Raymond Wong
Surgery
Centre for Women’s Mental Health Research Psychiatry
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
Clinical Epilepsy Epidemiology Research Group Leader Assoc. Prof Wendyl D'Souza
Medicine and Radiology
Clinical Neuropsychiatry Professor Dennis Velakoulis Psychiatry
Clinical Neurosciences Group Leader Professor Mark Cook
Medicine and Radiology
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
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
Movement Disorders and Cognitive monitoring in MS Group Leader Dr Anneke van der Walt Medicine and Radiology
Community Study of the Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Project Lead Professor Ingrid Scheffer Medicine and Radiology
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
Cytoprotection Pharmacology Research Professor Greg Dusting
Surgery
Dating Violence, help-seeking and Technology in Australia Deputy Head of Department Assoc Prof Lena Sanci General Practice
Depression and Anxiety Neuroscience Associate Professor Ben Harrison Psychiatry
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
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 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
Development of scaffolds for restoration of myotendous junctions A/Prof Robert Kapsa Medicine and Radiology
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
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
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 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
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
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 Dr Dean Freestone Medicine and Radiology
Epileptic Seizure Forecasting Project Lead 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
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
Factors affecting anxiety disorders in adolescence: social isolation, exercise, and neurogenesis Associate Professor Jee Hyun Kim Medicine and Radiology
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
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 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 Neurological Disorders Chair of Psychiatry, Austin Health Professor Richard Kanaan
Psychiatry
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
General Practitioners' perceptions of paediatric care Deputy Head of Department Assoc Prof Lena Sanci General Practice
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
Glaucoma Research Laboratory Head Glaucoma Research Laboratory Jonathan Crowston
Surgery
Glucagon secretion in Type 1 diabetes Project Lead Associate Professor Tony Verberne Medicine and Radiology
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
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 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
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
Identifying germline and somatic mutations that cause brain malformations and epilepsy A/Professor Michael Hildebrand Medicine and Radiology
Imaging Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
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
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
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
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
Inflammatory markers and cognitive function in schizophrenia Dr Vanessa Cropley
Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen
Psychiatry
Integrated Mental Health Research Program Leader A/Prof Victoria Palmer
General Practice
Integrative Neurophysiology Group Leader Associate Professor 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 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 whether mild traumatic brain injuries cause neurodegenerative disease Associate Professor Sandy Shultz Medicine and Radiology
Joint hypermobility in functional neurological disorders Professor Richard Kanaan Psychiatry
Jones Laboratory: Epilepsy and Behaviour Group Leader Associate Professor Nigel Jones
Medicine and Radiology
Latent inhibition during adolescence Associate Professor Jee Hyun Kim Medicine and Radiology
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
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 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
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
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 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
Mental Health Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
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
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
Molecular Epilepsy Group Leader Dr Kim Powell
Medicine and Radiology
Motor Control and Rehabilitation Group Leader Professor Mary Galea
Medicine and Radiology
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
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Genetics of Neurodisability Research Group Leader Professor David Amor
Paediatrics
Muscarinic Receptor Deficits in Schizophrenia Professor Richard Kanaan
Psychiatry
Musculoskeletal and Bone Health Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
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 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
Neurodevelopmental Genomics Research Laboratory Head Professor John Christodoulou
Professor John Christodoulou
Paediatrics
Neuroimaging Group Leader Professor Patricia Desmond
Medicine and Radiology
Neuroimaging in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders Dr Vanessa Cropley
Professor Christos Pantelis
Psychiatry
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 Professor Alice Pébay
Surgery
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
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
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
Pacemaker channels and brain excitability A/Prof Christopher Reid Medicine and Radiology
PARTY (Prevention Access Risk Taking in Young People) Deputy Head of Department Assoc Prof Lena Sanci General Practice
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
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
Plasma biomarkers for epileptogenesis and epileptic seizures Dr Idrish Ali Medicine and Radiology
Postoperative Quality of Recovery Co-director Colin Royse
Surgery
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 Director of the Centre for Mental Health Professor Jane Pirkis
Psychiatry
Prospective relationship of diet and relapse, disability & fatigue in multiple sclerosis Dr Steve Simpson, Jr. Medicine and Radiology
Prospective relationship of mastery & depression and quality of life in multiple sclerosis Dr Steve Simpson, Jr. Medicine and Radiology
Prospective relationship of mastery & 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 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
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
Rebooting the brain after stroke with electrical stimulation to promote functional recovery Project Leader Dr Carli L Roulston Medicine and Radiology
Refining the comprehensive geriatric assessment Prof. Kwang Lim Medicine and Radiology
Relationship of mastery trajectory and change in health behaviours in multiple sclerosis Dr Steve Simpson, Jr. Medicine and Radiology
Rett Syndrome and related genes Project Leader Dr Nicole van Bergen Paediatrics
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
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
Satellite imaging technology to detect the early signs of glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease in the retina Dr Peter van Wijngaarden Surgery
Saving Brain and Changing Practice in Stroke Project Lead Professor Stephen Davis Medicine and Radiology
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
Social Affective Neurodevelopment (SAND) Associate Professor Sarah Whittle Psychiatry
Sodium Channels in Epilepsy Dr Chris French Medicine and Radiology
Speech biometrics in Multiple Sclerosis A/Prof Adam Vogel Medicine and Radiology
St Vincent's Mental Health Research Psychiatry
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
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
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 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 polytrauma on TBI outcomes, and identifying novel treatment strategies Group Leader Dr Sandy Shultz Medicine and Radiology
The human microbiome in gut, oral and mental health Dr Julian G Simmons
Psychiatry
The Link Project Deputy Head of Department Assoc Prof Lena Sanci General Practice
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 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 Target-D Trial Project Leader Professor Jane Gunn General Practice
Therapeutic Innovations in Affective Disorders Healthscope Chair of Psychiatry Professor Chee Ng
Psychiatry
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
Translational Traumatic Brain Injury Laboratory Group Leader Dr Sandy Schultz
Medicine and Radiology
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
UDP - Victoria Project Leader Professor John Christodoulou Paediatrics
Uncovering the role of extracellular vesicles in Frontotemporal Dementia Dr Laura Vella
Medicine and Radiology
Understanding neurotransmitter system dysfunction in schizophrenia Dr Andrea Gogos Medicine and Radiology
Understanding rab39b-mediated parkinson's disease A/Professor Paul Lockhart
Dr Kiymet Bozaoglu
Paediatrics
Understanding the outcomes, including their language, participation and quality of life, of children with autism Project Leader Prof Katrina Williams Paediatrics
Undestanding trajectories and biological underpinnings of children with autism who lose skills Project Leader Veronica Rose Paediatrics
Using systematic reviews to understand prognosis, diagnosis and effective interventions for children with neurodevelopmental difference and disability Project Leader Dr Kristine Egberts Paediatrics
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
Virtual reality and surgery Dr Sudanthi Wijewickrema
Prof Stephen O’Leary
Surgery
Wearable devices for non-invasive, ambulatory seizure monitoring and prediction Professor Patrick Kwan Medicine and Radiology
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

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