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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)

Elucidating the mechanisms of action of transcranial direct current stimulation

The Brain and Mind Research Institute undertakes neuroimaging research into cognitive functioning and underlying brain processes in neuropsychiatric disorders. Major research themes more...

Supervisor(s): Lagopoulos, Jim (Associate Professor)

Neural circuitry of emotion processing disturbance in alcohol use disorder

The PhD students will use a combination of neuropsychological and neuroimaging techniques to study brain-behaviour relationships of addiction. These projects are ideally suited to i more...

Supervisor(s): Morley, Kirsten (Dr)

Reward processing deficits in addiction and comorbidities

The PhD students will use a combination of techniques to study brain-behaviour relationships of addiction. These projects are ideally suited to individuals who have a strong aptitud more...

Supervisor(s): Morley, Kirsten (Dr)

Brain Network Structure and Dynamics

This research area is concerned with developing better understanding of the structure of the brain, especially through modeling the dynamics and interactions of its neuronal network more...

Supervisor(s): Robinson, Peter (Professor)

Improving long-term outcomes following lower moror neurone facial nerve paralysis

Communication is one of the main functions of the human face. We interact with others through facial expressions which occur as a reponse to social situations and environmental stim more...

Supervisor(s): Coulson, Susan (Dr)

Exploring the neurobiology of Parkinson’s disease with multimodal techniques

This study will examine the neurobiology underlying some of the most troubling features of Parkinson's disease. This opportunity will utilise a range of novel neuroimaging, neurophy more...

Supervisor(s): Lewis, Simon (Associate Professor), Naismith, Sharon (Associate Professor)

Neural Field Theory and Brain Dynamics

This research area is concerned with developing better understanding of the structure and activity of the brain, especially through modeling the dynamics and interactions of its neu more...

Supervisor(s): Robinson, Peter (Professor)

Factors affecting oral health in cerebral palsy patients: dental caries experience, microbiome and oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL)

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a set of nonprogressive neuromuscular disorders caused by defects in the developing fetal brain. Children with Cerebral Palsy are often have physical, coordin more...

Supervisor(s): Akhter, Rahena (Dr)

Using Human Psychopharmacology Assessments to identify Unique Markers of Mental Ill-Health and Treatment Response

This research focuses on using plasma hormonal assessments to determine relationships of peripheral hormone levels and a range of mental health outcomes. This is primarily a psychop more...

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