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Chronic pain & endogenous cannabinoids.

Endogenous cannabinoids represent a potential therapeutic target for intractable pain states, this project will focus on how these agents produce their actions at the cellular level more...

Supervisor(s): Vaughan, Christopher (Dr)

New insights into the low back pain problems: opportunities for doctoral studies

Our understanding of back pain is still in its infancy, despite decades of focussed study, and therefore many opportunities exist for PhD students to explore the full spectrum of is more...

Supervisor(s): Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor), Ferreira, Paulo (Associate 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)

Investigation of the lifestyle factors associated with low back pain, factors that determine a positive alliance between patients and therapists and motion analysis and muscle recruitment in low back pain.

This research aims to investigate the best management for low back pain as well as establish the lifestyle factors associated with the prevalence of the condition and the motor cont more...

Supervisor(s): Ferreira, Paulo (Associate Professor), Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor)

Bioactive Lipid Modulation of Glycine Transporters and Glycine Receptors

A major focus of our work is on the design, synthesis and development of new bioactive lipids that inhibit glycine transporters. These compounds represent a new class of allosteric more...

Supervisor(s): Vandenberg, Robert (Professor)

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)

THE USE OF MARIJUANA AND/OR ENDOCANNABINOID OILS FOR THE TREATMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA)

Pre-clinical studies for the effects of CBD and analogues for the treatment of osteoarthritis more...

Supervisor(s): Manolios, Nicholas (Professor), Arnold, Jonathon (Associate Professor)

Eccentric exercise to improve joint range of motion

This is an exciting postgraduate research opportunity to investigate what components of eccentric exercise are effective at increasing joint range of motion in people with hemipares more...

Supervisor(s): Diong, Joanna (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)