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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)

Neural Correlates of Chronic Cardiovascular Disease

Chronic cardiovascular disease (diabetes, obesity, heart disease) has a wide systemic physiological impact, including microstructural damage to the brain. Our group has an opportuni more...

Supervisor(s): Grieve, Stuart (Professor)

Passive joint range of motion in stroke: Are we measuring the right thing?

This is an exciting postgraduate research opportunity to investigate to what extent unwanted muscle activity affects measures of joint range of motion after stroke. The findings fro more...

Supervisor(s): Diong, Joanna (Dr)

Australian National Physical Activity Survey For Spinal Cord Injury (ANPAS-SCI)

This project is a cluster of research studies around the planned Australian National Physical Activity Survey for Spinal Cord Injury (ANPAS-SCI) forth-coming in 2019-2022. more...

Supervisor(s): Davis, Glen (Professor)

Muscle oxygen uptake, muscle blood flow, mitochondrial capacity and muscle oxygen saturation as assessed by near-infrared spectroscopy in sports performance, health and disease

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and functional Near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS muscle-mapping) are non-invasive and portable ambulatory techniques to assess muscle oxygen uptake more...

Supervisor(s): Davis, Glen (Professor)

Embedding sustainable physical activities into the everyday lives of adults with intellectual disabilities: A randomised controlled trial

A three-arm randomised controlled trial (RCT) has been completed, and the collected data is now ready for analysis. Ninety adults with intellectual disability aged 18-55 were random more...

Supervisor(s): Davis, Glen (Professor)

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)

Utility of Cerebrospinal fluid proteomics to define molecular mechanisms in brain disease of childhood.

Brain diseases of childhood are very common and result in significant disability, and cost to the nation. Common diseases include epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism and mental health more...

Supervisor(s): Dale, Russell (Professor)

Pharmacological targeting of sphingosine 1-phosphate receptors to promote remyelination in Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis

In this project you will investigate a new molecular pathway that is required for normal myelin formation, and the therapeutic potential of targeting this pathway to promote remyeli more...

Supervisor(s): Don, Anthony (Associate Professor)

Molecular Dynamics of Glutamate Transporters

The aim of this project is to develop a molecular model for the mechanism of glutamate transport and through this we expect to identify novel means of pharmacologically manipulating more...

Supervisor(s): Ryan, Renae (Associate Professor)