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The role of a novel mutant gene in dementia and motor neuron disease

We have identified a new gene that when mutated causes dementia and motor neuron disease (MND), diseases that are currently incurable. This project will examine how this mutated gen more...

Supervisor(s): Dobson-Stone, Carol (Dr)

Towards safe and effective pharmacological care of people with dementia

This research program aims to optimise the prescribing of medications in people with dementia.  more...

Supervisor(s): Tan, Edwin (Dr)

Exploring how markers of brain structure and function relate to lifestyle factors and clinical trajectory in individuals ‘at risk’ for dementia

This study offers a unique and rare opportunity to work with the Healthy Brain Ageing Program at the Brain and Mind Centre. This one-of-a-kind clinic offer early diagnosis and inter more...

Supervisor(s): Duffy, Shantel (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)

“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)

Understanding the impact of psychosocial work conditions on medication use

The aim of this research is to better understand the association between psychosocial work conditions and risk for medication use in working adults more...

Supervisor(s): Tan, Edwin (Dr)

Medication use at transitions of care among community-dwelling older Australian Men: Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP)

This project aims to investigate the use of potentially inappropriate medications among older adults before and after hospital and nursing home admissions. Hospital readmissions and more...

Supervisor(s): Gnjidic, Danijela (Dr), Cumming , Robert G (Professor)

Investigating the impacts of visual arts on primary chronic pain

This project consists of a series of studies investigating the physiological, social and psychological impacts of visual arts on patients with chronic pain. more...

Supervisor(s): Pourkazemi, Fereshteh (Dr), McKay, Marnee (Dr)