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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)

Conopeptides as potential pain therapeutics

Dissecting mechanisms of chronic pain using patch clamp analyses of cellular and synaptic electrophysiology in spinal cord slices and behavioural correlations. more...

Supervisor(s): Christie, Macdonald (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)

Neuromuscular Mechanisms Underlying Poor Recovery following Head/Neck Trauma

My laboratory investigates the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain following musculoskeletal trauma (generally) and head/neck trauma (speci more...

Supervisor(s): Elliott, James (Professor)

Predictors and mediators of swallowing and voice deficits following whiplash trauma: Is it biology or psychology?

My laboratory investigates the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain following musculoskeletal trauma (generally) and head/neck trauma (speci more...

Supervisor(s): Elliott, James (Professor)

Harnessing Data for Better Health – Triangulating the patient’s pain experience

My laboratory investigates the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain following musculoskeletal trauma (generally) and head/neck trauma (speci more...

Supervisor(s): Elliott, James (Professor)

Cellular mechanisms of opioid tolerance and dependence

Tolerance and dependence that contribute to opioid addiction will be studied using patch clamp analyses of cellular and synaptic electrophysiology in brain slices and behavioural co more...

Supervisor(s): Christie, Macdonald (Professor)

An analysis of purposeful heading in football (soccer).

This project will analyse purposeful heading in football (soccer) and explore injury reduction strategies. more...

Supervisor(s): Peek, Kerry (Dr), Elliott, James (Professor), McKay, Marnee (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)

Infra-red thermography and radio frequency identification for detection of stress of livestock in lairage

A PhD project funded by the Australian Meat Processor Corporation is available aiming to maintain high standards of animal welfare of livestock during lairage in abattoirs. This wil more...

Supervisor(s): Gonzalez, Luciano (Associate Professor)