Associate Professor Miriam Welgampola

BSc Med (Hon). FRACP. PhD
Associate Professor
Medicine, Central Clinical School

Telephone 612 80045350
Fax 612 83234176

Website The Balance Clinic and Laboratory

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Current research students

Project title Research student
Vestibular Reflexes in Cerebellopontine Angle Tumours Jacob POGSON
The Development and Validation of Early Diagnostic Tools for Acute Vertigo Allison YOUNG

Keywords

Human balance; Neurophysiology

Clinical Specialty

Neurology

International links

Sweden

(Karolinska Institute and St Erik''s Eye Hospital.) Vibration-evoked vestibulo ocular responses. Collaborators: Professor Krister Brantberg and Dr Tony Pansell.

United Kingdom

(Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, University College London, Queen Square, London.) Collaborator: Professor Brian L Day. Whole body movement responses in peripheral vestibular disease.

United States

(Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD) Collaborators: Professors John P Carey, Lloyd Minor. Evoked Potential Characteristics in Peripheral Vestibular Disorders.

United States

(USRA Division of Space Life Sciences Houston, Texas) Collaborator: Dr Scott Wood. Vestibular evoked responses in altered gravity.

Selected grants

2017

  • A Vestibular Event Monitor; Welgampola M, Kong J; The Garnett Passe & Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation/Conjoint Grant.
  • Ictal Characteristics of Common Vestibular Diseases; Welgampola M, Halmagyi G; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2016

  • Multidimensional Assessment of the Health Impacts of Infrasound: Two Randomised Controlled Trials; Marks G, Grunstein R, Tonin R, Marshall N, Welgampola M, Glozier N, Phillips C, Toelle B, Bartlett D, Cowie C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Targeted Call for Research into Wind Farms and Human Health.

2014

  • Separating Stroke from Acute Vestibular Neuritis in the Emergency Room.; Welgampola M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship.
  • Optimising balance function in vestibular schwannoma; Welgampola M, Halmagyi G; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2011

  • Sound and Vibration-Evoked Vestibular Potentials in the Differential Diagnosis of Common Vestibulopathy; Welgampola M, Halmagyi G, Zagami A, Gibson W, Carey J, Todd M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2009

  • Optimizing the diagnostic utility of vestibulo-ocular, vestibulocollic and vestibulospinal reflexes; Welgampola M; The Garnett Passe & Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation/Senior/Principal Research Fellowships.
  • The utility of vestibular-evoked postural responses in the diagnosis and follow-up of Vestibular Schwannomas; Welgampola M; Brain Foundation of Australia/Annual Research Awards.
  • A functionally relevant test of vestibulospinal pathways; Welgampola M; Royal Australasian College of Physicians/RACP GlaxoSmithKline Australia Fellowship in Neurology.
  • A Clinical Test of Vestibulo-spinal Pathways; Welgampola M, Halmagyi G, Fitzpatrick R, Day B; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Human sound-evoked vestibulo-ocular reflexes and their electromyographic correlates in health and disease; Welgampola M; Pfizer Australia/Neuroscience Research Grants.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Colebatch, J., Rosengren, S., Welgampola, M. (2016). Vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials. In Joseph M. Furman and Thomas Lempert (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Neurology, (pp. 133-155). Amsterdam: Springer. [More Information]

Journals

  • Welgampola, M., Akdal, G., Halmagyi, G. (2017). Neuro-otology- some recent clinical advances. Journal of Neurology, 264(1), 188-203. [More Information]
  • Young, A., Taylor, R., McGarvie, L., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2016). Bilateral sequential peripheral vestibulopathy. Neurology, 86(15), 1454-1456. [More Information]
  • Young, A., Taylor, R., McGarvie, L., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2016). Bilaterial sequential peripheral vestibulopathy. Neurology, 86(15), 1454-1456.
  • Welgampola, M., Croxson, G., McGarvie, L., Halmagyi, G. (2016). Head-shaking nystagmus and vertigo cured by lateral semicircular canal occlusion. Journal of Neurology, 263(3), 588-590. [More Information]
  • Govender, S., Fernando, T., Dennis, D., Welgampola, M., Colebatch, J. (2016). Properties of 500Hz air- and bone-conducted vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) in superior canal dehiscence. Clinical Neurophysiology, 127(6), 2522-2531. [More Information]
  • Pogson, J., Taylor, R., Young, A., McGarvie, L., Flanagan, S., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2016). Vertigo with sudden hearing loss: audio-vestibular characteristics. Journal of Neurology, 263(10), 2086-2096. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., McGarvie, L., Reid, N., Young, A., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2016). Vestibular neuritis affects both superior and inferior vestibular nerves. Neurology, 87(16), 1704-1712. [More Information]
  • Welgampola, M., Bradshaw, A., Lechner, C., Halmagyi, G. (2015). Bedside Assessment of Acute Dizziness and Vertigo. Neurologic Clinics, 33(3), 551-564. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., Kong, J., Flanagan, S., Pogson, J., Croxson, G., Pohl, D., Welgampola, M. (2015). Prevalence of vestibular dysfunction in patients with vestibular schwannoma using video head-impulses and vestibular-evoked potentials. Journal of Neurology, 262(5), 1228-1237. [More Information]
  • White, A., Taylor, R., McNeill, C., Garsia, R., Welgampola, M. (2014). Behcet's disease presenting as a peripheral vestibulopathy. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 21(6), 1060-1063. [More Information]
  • Lechner, C., Taylor, R., Todd, C., MacDougall, H., Yavor, R., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2014). Causes and characteristics of horizontal positional nystagmus. Journal of Neurology, 261(5), 1009-1017. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., Schulin, M., Goonetilleke, S., Welgampola, M. (2014). Does Electrode Impedance Affect the Recording of Ocular Vestibular-Evoked Myogenic Potentials? Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 25(10), 969-974. [More Information]
  • Williams, L., Brimage, P., Lechner, C., Taylor, R., Masters, L., Welgampola, M. (2014). Lhermitte-Duclos disease presenting with atypical positional nystagmus. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 21(9), 1647-1649. [More Information]
  • Park, S., Kim, H., Kim, J., Koo, J., Oh, S., Kim, D., Kim, J., Welgampola, M., Deriu, F. (2014). Mastication-induced vertigo and nystagmus. Journal of Neurology, 261(3), 480-489. [More Information]
  • Lea, J., Lechner, C., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2014). Not so benign positional vertigo: Paroxysmal downbeat nystagmus from a superior cerebellar peduncle neoplasm. Otology & Neurotology, 35(6), e204-e205. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., Xing, M., Black, D., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2014). Ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials: The effect of head and body tilt in the roll plane. Clinical Neurophysiology, 125(3), 627-634. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., Blaivie, C., Bom, A., Holmeslet, B., Pansell, T., Brantberg, K., Welgampola, M. (2014). Ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMP) to skull taps in normal and dehiscent ears: mechanisms and markers of superior canal dehiscence. Experimental Brain Research, 232(4), 1073-1084. [More Information]
  • Janky, K., Nguyen, K., Welgampola, M., Zuniga, M., Carey, J. (2013). Air-Conducted oVEMPs Provide the Best Separation Between Intact and Superior Canal Dehiscent Labyrinths. Otology & Neurotology, 34(1), 127-134. [More Information]
  • Welgampola, M., Ramsay, E., Gleeson, M., Day, B. (2013). Asymmetry of balance responses to monaural galvanic vestibular stimulation in subjects with vestibular schwannoma. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124(9), 1835-1839. [More Information]
  • Zuniga, M., Janky, K., Nguyen, K., Welgampola, M., Carey, J. (2013). Ocular Versus Cervical VEMPs in the Diagnosis of Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome. Otology & Neurotology, 34(1), 121-126. [More Information]
  • Tax, C., Bom, A., Taylor, R., Todd, N., Cho, K., Fitzpatrick, R., Welgampola, M. (2013). The galvanic whole-body sway response in health and disease. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124(10), 2036-2045. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., Chen, L., Lechner, C., Aw, S., Welgampola, M. (2013). Vestibular schwannoma mimicking horizontal cupulolithiasis. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 20(8), 1170-1173. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., Bradshaw, A., Magnussen, J., Gibson, W., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2012). Augmented Ocular Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials to Air-Conducted Sound in Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome. Ear And Hearing, 33(6), 768-771. [More Information]
  • Chen, L., Bradshaw, A., Welgampola, M. (2012). Evaluation of the patient with acute vertigo. Medicine Today, 13(6), 25-32.
  • Taylor, R., Bradshaw, A., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2012). Tuning characteristics of ocular and cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials in intact and dehiscent ears. Audiology and Neurotology (Previously: Audiology and Neuro-Otology until 2004), 17(4), 207-218. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., Zagami, A., Gibson, W., Black, D., Watson, S., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2012). Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials to sound and vibration: characteristics in vestibular migraine that enable separation from Meniere's disease. Cephalalgia, 32(3), 213-225. [More Information]
  • Welgampola, M., Bradshaw, A., Halmagyi, G. (2011). Dizziness on head movement. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(9), 518-522. [More Information]
  • Day, B., Ramsay, E., Welgampola, M., Fitzpatrick, R. (2011). The human semicircular canal model of galvanic vestibular stimulation. Experimental Brain Research, 210(3-4), 561-568. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., Wijewardene, A., Gibson, W., Black, D., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2011). The vestibular evoked-potential profile of Meniere's disease. Clinical Neurophysiology, 122(6), 1256-1263. [More Information]
  • Aw, S., Welgampola, M., Bradshaw, A., Todd, M., Magnussen, J., Halmagyi, G. (2010). Click-evoked vestibulo-ocular reflex distinguishes posterior from superior canal dehiscence. Neurology, 75(10), 933-935. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, K., Welgampola, M., Carey, J. (2010). Test-Retest Reliability and Age-Related Characteristics of the Ocular and Cervical Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential Tests. Otology & Neurotology, 31(5), 793-802. [More Information]
  • Rosengren, S., Welgampola, M., Colebatch, J. (2010). Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials: past, present and future. Clinical Neurophysiology, 121(5), 636-651. [More Information]
  • Welgampola, M., Migliaccio, A., Myrie, O., Minor, L., Carey, J. (2009). The human sound-evoked vestibulo-ocular reflex and its electromyographic correlate. Clinical Neurophysiology, 120(1), 158-66. [More Information]
  • Smulders, Y., Welgampola, M., Burgess, A., McGarvie, L., Halmagyi, G., Curthoys, I. (2009). The n10 component of the ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP) is distinct from the R1 component of the blink reflex. Clinical Neurophysiology, 120(8), 1567-1576. [More Information]
  • Welgampola, M. (2008). Evoked Potential Testing in Neuro-otology. Current Opinion In Neurology, 21(1), 29-35. [More Information]
  • Welgampola, M., Myrie, O., Minor, L., Carey, J. (2008). Vestibular-evoked myogenic potential thresholds normalize on plugging superior canal dehiscence. Neurology, 70(6), 464-472. [More Information]
  • Hsing, J., Welgampola, M., Kiernan, M. (2007). Reversible myeloradiculopathy due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 14(1), 61-64. [More Information]
  • Welgampola, M., Day, B. (2006). Craniocentric body-sway responses to 500 Hz bone-conducted tones in man. The Journal of Physiology, 577(1), 81-95. [More Information]
  • Welgampola, M., Colebatch, J. (2005). Characteristics and clinical applications of vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials. Neurology, 64(10), 1682-1688. [More Information]
  • Watson, S., Welgampola, M., Colebatch, J. (2003). EMG responses evoked by the termination of galvanic (DC) vestibular stimulation: 'off-responses'. Clinical Neurophysiology, 114(8), 1456-1461. [More Information]
  • Welgampola, M., Rosengren, S., Halmagyi, G., Colebatch, J. (2003). Vestibular activation by bone conducted sound. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 74(6), 771-778. [More Information]

2017

  • Welgampola, M., Akdal, G., Halmagyi, G. (2017). Neuro-otology- some recent clinical advances. Journal of Neurology, 264(1), 188-203. [More Information]

2016

  • Young, A., Taylor, R., McGarvie, L., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2016). Bilateral sequential peripheral vestibulopathy. Neurology, 86(15), 1454-1456. [More Information]
  • Young, A., Taylor, R., McGarvie, L., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2016). Bilaterial sequential peripheral vestibulopathy. Neurology, 86(15), 1454-1456.
  • Welgampola, M., Croxson, G., McGarvie, L., Halmagyi, G. (2016). Head-shaking nystagmus and vertigo cured by lateral semicircular canal occlusion. Journal of Neurology, 263(3), 588-590. [More Information]
  • Govender, S., Fernando, T., Dennis, D., Welgampola, M., Colebatch, J. (2016). Properties of 500Hz air- and bone-conducted vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) in superior canal dehiscence. Clinical Neurophysiology, 127(6), 2522-2531. [More Information]
  • Pogson, J., Taylor, R., Young, A., McGarvie, L., Flanagan, S., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2016). Vertigo with sudden hearing loss: audio-vestibular characteristics. Journal of Neurology, 263(10), 2086-2096. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., McGarvie, L., Reid, N., Young, A., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2016). Vestibular neuritis affects both superior and inferior vestibular nerves. Neurology, 87(16), 1704-1712. [More Information]
  • Colebatch, J., Rosengren, S., Welgampola, M. (2016). Vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials. In Joseph M. Furman and Thomas Lempert (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Neurology, (pp. 133-155). Amsterdam: Springer. [More Information]

2015

  • Welgampola, M., Bradshaw, A., Lechner, C., Halmagyi, G. (2015). Bedside Assessment of Acute Dizziness and Vertigo. Neurologic Clinics, 33(3), 551-564. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., Kong, J., Flanagan, S., Pogson, J., Croxson, G., Pohl, D., Welgampola, M. (2015). Prevalence of vestibular dysfunction in patients with vestibular schwannoma using video head-impulses and vestibular-evoked potentials. Journal of Neurology, 262(5), 1228-1237. [More Information]

2014

  • White, A., Taylor, R., McNeill, C., Garsia, R., Welgampola, M. (2014). Behcet's disease presenting as a peripheral vestibulopathy. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 21(6), 1060-1063. [More Information]
  • Lechner, C., Taylor, R., Todd, C., MacDougall, H., Yavor, R., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2014). Causes and characteristics of horizontal positional nystagmus. Journal of Neurology, 261(5), 1009-1017. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., Schulin, M., Goonetilleke, S., Welgampola, M. (2014). Does Electrode Impedance Affect the Recording of Ocular Vestibular-Evoked Myogenic Potentials? Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 25(10), 969-974. [More Information]
  • Williams, L., Brimage, P., Lechner, C., Taylor, R., Masters, L., Welgampola, M. (2014). Lhermitte-Duclos disease presenting with atypical positional nystagmus. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 21(9), 1647-1649. [More Information]
  • Park, S., Kim, H., Kim, J., Koo, J., Oh, S., Kim, D., Kim, J., Welgampola, M., Deriu, F. (2014). Mastication-induced vertigo and nystagmus. Journal of Neurology, 261(3), 480-489. [More Information]
  • Lea, J., Lechner, C., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2014). Not so benign positional vertigo: Paroxysmal downbeat nystagmus from a superior cerebellar peduncle neoplasm. Otology & Neurotology, 35(6), e204-e205. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., Xing, M., Black, D., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2014). Ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials: The effect of head and body tilt in the roll plane. Clinical Neurophysiology, 125(3), 627-634. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., Blaivie, C., Bom, A., Holmeslet, B., Pansell, T., Brantberg, K., Welgampola, M. (2014). Ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMP) to skull taps in normal and dehiscent ears: mechanisms and markers of superior canal dehiscence. Experimental Brain Research, 232(4), 1073-1084. [More Information]

2013

  • Janky, K., Nguyen, K., Welgampola, M., Zuniga, M., Carey, J. (2013). Air-Conducted oVEMPs Provide the Best Separation Between Intact and Superior Canal Dehiscent Labyrinths. Otology & Neurotology, 34(1), 127-134. [More Information]
  • Welgampola, M., Ramsay, E., Gleeson, M., Day, B. (2013). Asymmetry of balance responses to monaural galvanic vestibular stimulation in subjects with vestibular schwannoma. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124(9), 1835-1839. [More Information]
  • Zuniga, M., Janky, K., Nguyen, K., Welgampola, M., Carey, J. (2013). Ocular Versus Cervical VEMPs in the Diagnosis of Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome. Otology & Neurotology, 34(1), 121-126. [More Information]
  • Tax, C., Bom, A., Taylor, R., Todd, N., Cho, K., Fitzpatrick, R., Welgampola, M. (2013). The galvanic whole-body sway response in health and disease. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124(10), 2036-2045. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., Chen, L., Lechner, C., Aw, S., Welgampola, M. (2013). Vestibular schwannoma mimicking horizontal cupulolithiasis. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 20(8), 1170-1173. [More Information]

2012

  • Taylor, R., Bradshaw, A., Magnussen, J., Gibson, W., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2012). Augmented Ocular Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials to Air-Conducted Sound in Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome. Ear And Hearing, 33(6), 768-771. [More Information]
  • Chen, L., Bradshaw, A., Welgampola, M. (2012). Evaluation of the patient with acute vertigo. Medicine Today, 13(6), 25-32.
  • Taylor, R., Bradshaw, A., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2012). Tuning characteristics of ocular and cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials in intact and dehiscent ears. Audiology and Neurotology (Previously: Audiology and Neuro-Otology until 2004), 17(4), 207-218. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., Zagami, A., Gibson, W., Black, D., Watson, S., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2012). Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials to sound and vibration: characteristics in vestibular migraine that enable separation from Meniere's disease. Cephalalgia, 32(3), 213-225. [More Information]

2011

  • Welgampola, M., Bradshaw, A., Halmagyi, G. (2011). Dizziness on head movement. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(9), 518-522. [More Information]
  • Day, B., Ramsay, E., Welgampola, M., Fitzpatrick, R. (2011). The human semicircular canal model of galvanic vestibular stimulation. Experimental Brain Research, 210(3-4), 561-568. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., Wijewardene, A., Gibson, W., Black, D., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2011). The vestibular evoked-potential profile of Meniere's disease. Clinical Neurophysiology, 122(6), 1256-1263. [More Information]

2010

  • Aw, S., Welgampola, M., Bradshaw, A., Todd, M., Magnussen, J., Halmagyi, G. (2010). Click-evoked vestibulo-ocular reflex distinguishes posterior from superior canal dehiscence. Neurology, 75(10), 933-935. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, K., Welgampola, M., Carey, J. (2010). Test-Retest Reliability and Age-Related Characteristics of the Ocular and Cervical Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential Tests. Otology & Neurotology, 31(5), 793-802. [More Information]
  • Rosengren, S., Welgampola, M., Colebatch, J. (2010). Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials: past, present and future. Clinical Neurophysiology, 121(5), 636-651. [More Information]

2009

  • Welgampola, M., Migliaccio, A., Myrie, O., Minor, L., Carey, J. (2009). The human sound-evoked vestibulo-ocular reflex and its electromyographic correlate. Clinical Neurophysiology, 120(1), 158-66. [More Information]
  • Smulders, Y., Welgampola, M., Burgess, A., McGarvie, L., Halmagyi, G., Curthoys, I. (2009). The n10 component of the ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP) is distinct from the R1 component of the blink reflex. Clinical Neurophysiology, 120(8), 1567-1576. [More Information]

2008

  • Welgampola, M. (2008). Evoked Potential Testing in Neuro-otology. Current Opinion In Neurology, 21(1), 29-35. [More Information]
  • Welgampola, M., Myrie, O., Minor, L., Carey, J. (2008). Vestibular-evoked myogenic potential thresholds normalize on plugging superior canal dehiscence. Neurology, 70(6), 464-472. [More Information]

2007

  • Hsing, J., Welgampola, M., Kiernan, M. (2007). Reversible myeloradiculopathy due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 14(1), 61-64. [More Information]

2006

  • Welgampola, M., Day, B. (2006). Craniocentric body-sway responses to 500 Hz bone-conducted tones in man. The Journal of Physiology, 577(1), 81-95. [More Information]

2005

  • Welgampola, M., Colebatch, J. (2005). Characteristics and clinical applications of vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials. Neurology, 64(10), 1682-1688. [More Information]

2003

  • Watson, S., Welgampola, M., Colebatch, J. (2003). EMG responses evoked by the termination of galvanic (DC) vestibular stimulation: 'off-responses'. Clinical Neurophysiology, 114(8), 1456-1461. [More Information]
  • Welgampola, M., Rosengren, S., Halmagyi, G., Colebatch, J. (2003). Vestibular activation by bone conducted sound. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 74(6), 771-778. [More Information]

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