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Exploring the health benefits of dance

Adherence is a major issue when assessing the effectiveness of an exercise program. It has been suggested that dancing could be a solution to improve adherence leading to improved h more...

Supervisor(s): Fong Yan, Alycia (Dr)

Prevention of athletic knee injuries

The aim of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of knee injury prevention programs that are tailored to athletes' neuromuscular deficits. more...

Supervisor(s): Pappas, Evangelos (Professor), Simic, Milena (Dr)

Dysferlin and defective membrane repair in muscular dystrophy

We are studying a form of muscular dystrophy caused by deficiency of the protein dysferlin. Dysferlin patients have a primary defect in skeletal muscle membrane repair, and are unab more...

Supervisor(s): Cooper, Sandra (Dr)

Predicting chronic ankle disability

This project consists of a series of studies to identify mechanisms of ongoing symptoms and disability after ankle injury, to design and test treatments to prevent ongoing symptoms, more...

Supervisor(s): Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor), Hiller, Claire (Dr)

Neuroscience/Neuroimmunology Research: Role of antibody in brain immune-mediated diseases

The Institute of Neuromuscular Research (INMR) is part of the Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW), the largest paediatric centre in NSW, providing the most advanced care and treat more...

Supervisor(s): Brilot-Turville, Fabienne (Dr), Dale, Russell (Professor)

Walk Again: Enabling Standing and Walking after Neurological Impairment

This project is a cluster of research studies investigating health benefits of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), neurorobotics and other "blue sky" assistive technologies for more...

Supervisor(s): Davis, Glen (Professor)

Antibody-Mediated Pain Syndrome (AMPS)

Complex regional pain syndromes (CRPSs) are painful disorders with pathophysiological etiologies associated with neuroinflammation, peripheral nerve damage, central sensitization, more...

Supervisor(s): Parratt, John (Dr), Ng, Karl (Associate Professor)

Syndesmosis Injury

This project will advance our understanding of syndesmosis injury and rehabilitation. more...

Supervisor(s): Hiller, Claire (Dr)

Mapping genes for nerve disease

Our laboratory has an exemplary track record for mapping genes for inherited peripheral neuropathies. Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) neuropathy is a degenerative disorder of the peripher more...

Supervisor(s): Kennerson, Marina (Associate Professor), Nicholson, Garth (Professor)

Musculoskeletal Health of Children with Neurofibromatosis Type I

Clinical research into the bone and muscle phenotype of children and adolescents with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). As well as the phenotype assessment, the project will also invo more...

Supervisor(s): Munns, Craig (Associate Professor)