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Understanding social problems in youth mental health

To improve cognitive-behavioural interventions and develop a better understanding of the interaction between biological and psychological processes. My current interests focus more...

Supervisor(s): Guastella, Adam (Associate Professor)

Selective attention and its role in human learning

This project explores the relationship between learning and selective attention and the influence of these processes on the performance of a range of cognitive tasks.  The prin more...

Supervisor(s): Livesey, Evan (Dr)

Signal processing in the visual system

Research in my laboratory focuses on signal processing in the visual system. I use three methodologies - computational modelling, the analysis of existing neuronal data, and human p more...

Supervisor(s): Freeman, Alan (Dr)

Chronic pain & endogenous cannabinoids.

Endogenous cannabinoids represent a potential therapeutic target for intractable pain states, this project will focus on how these agents produce their actions at the cellular level more...

Supervisor(s): Vaughan, Christopher (Dr)

Brain and Emotion Markers of ADHD and Treatment Response

This research relies on using objective measures of brain & behaviour to assess ADHD and effectiveness of treatment with the goal of increasing confidence in clinical decisions. more...

Supervisor(s): Williams, Lea (Professor)

Positive effects of exercise on neurological function

There is a growing body of evidence that exercise improves cognitive function and quality of life in a broad range of neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, and accelerates re more...

Supervisor(s): Johnston, Ian (Dr)

Targeting abnormal immune function in the central nervous system to treat cognitive disorders.

There is a growing body of evidence that most neurocognitive disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and neuropathic pain states involve abnormal immune activity within the central n more...

Supervisor(s): Johnston, Ian (Dr)

Understanding autism and its treatment

We have recently established an Autism Research group within the Brain and Mind Research Institute. We seek to substantially advance knowledge about autism and to lead the worl more...

Supervisor(s): Guastella, Adam (Associate Professor)

Understanding the brain networks underlying cognition

The goal of this project is to understand the interplay between cognition and the underlying neural circuitry as measured using advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques. more...

Supervisor(s): Korgaonkar, Mayuresh (Dr), Grieve, Stuart (Professor)

Exercise intervention for the treatment of substance use and mental health

This project will be based in a hospital environment and involve evaluating the effect of exercise on mental health symptoms and substance use rehabilitation. These projects are ide more...

Supervisor(s): Morley, Kirsten (Dr)