Associate Professor Miriam Welgampola

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

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Current research students

Project title Research student
Vestibular Reflexes in Cerebellar-Pontine Angle Tumours Jacob POGSON

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

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.
  • Human sound-evoked vestibulo-ocular reflexes and their electromyographic correlates in health and disease; Welgampola M; Pfizer Australia/Neuroscience Research Grants.
  • 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 Clinical Test of Vestibulo-spinal Pathways; Welgampola M, Halmagyi G, Fitzpatrick R, Day B; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • A functionally relevant test of vestibulospinal pathways; Welgampola M; Royal Australasian College of Physicians/RACP GlaxoSmithKline Australia Fellowship in Neurology.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Young, A., Taylor, R., McGarvie, L., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2016). Bilaterial sequential peripheral vestibulopathy. Neurology, 86(15), 1454-1456.
  • 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), 2522-2431. [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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

2016

  • Young, A., Taylor, R., McGarvie, L., Halmagyi, G., Welgampola, M. (2016). Bilaterial sequential peripheral vestibulopathy. Neurology, 86(15), 1454-1456.
  • 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), 2522-2431. [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.

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.
  • 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.

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