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Assessment and treatment of cognitive impairment in people with alcohol and other drug use disorders

The aim of this research is to assess levels of cognitive impairment in drug and alcohol treatment clients, in order to inform development of cognitive remediation and rehabilitatio more...

Supervisor(s): Monds, Lauren (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)

Identifying the emotional, cognitive and biological correlates of schizophrenia

Objective measures of emotion, cognition and brain function are the best predictors of real-world outcomes in schizophrenia, and these projects are aimed at identifying these marker more...

Supervisor(s): Williams, Lea (Professor)

Chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain, fatigue, and cognitive impairments

Cancer and cancer treatments are associated with a wide range of side effects, including those of the nervous system. These present as neuropathic pain, fatigue, and cognitive impai more...

Supervisor(s): Johnston, Ian (Dr)

Balance, Resistance and Interval Training Trial

BRAIN, or The BRaIN Training Trial (Balance, Resistance and Interval Training Trial) is a large, multi-national randomised controlled trial (RCT). The purpose of the trial the effic more...

Supervisor(s): Fiatarone Singh, Maria (Professor), Mavros, Yorgi (Dr)

Intoxication detection in the health and criminal justice settings

The aim of this research project is to generate an understanding on if, and how people are able to accurately determine: whether someone is intoxicated, by what substances, and whet more...

Supervisor(s): Monds, Lauren (Dr)

“Local Sleep” in the Awake Brain: An Underlying Cause of Neurobehavioural Deficits in Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Snorers who are easily distracted and struggle to focus on the job might have a new culprit to blame: Napping neurons. We are investigating why so many of the nation’s snore more...

Supervisor(s): D’Rozario, Angela (Dr)

Early interventions to enhance sleep spindles and optimise memory consolidation in older adults: A high-density EEG sleep study

This study will test exciting new treatment approaches to improve cognition in older people. It involves a clinical trial to deliver an early pharmacological intervention to enhance more...

Supervisor(s): D’Rozario, Angela (Dr)

A Drug Burden Index: Improving prescribing and function in older people

This project tests the DBI as a tool to improve the quality use of medicines in older Australians.  The study will improve the evidence base for the association between overall more...

Supervisor(s): Chen, Tim (Associate Professor)