We are working to understand the mechanisms behind a range of neurological conditions, develop novel diagnostic tools and trial new treatment strategies.
We are a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, scientists, biomedical engineers, doctoral and postdoctoral students focused on clinical neurology. In particular, we look at disease pathophysiology and treatment strategies of neurological disorders as well as neuroinflammation and neuropathy (that is, nerve damage).
Currently, we are investigating mechanisms, biomarkers and possible prevention strategies of neurodegeneration in motor neurone disease, frontotemporal dementia, chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicity, stroke, Machado-Joseph disease, spinal muscular atrophy and other inherited neuropathies.
We also conduct clinical trials through the ForeFront Clinic to investigate potential drug treatments for motor neurone disease and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (gradually increasing sensory loss and weakness associated with loss of reflexes). Our research is fully integrated with the ForeFront Clinic which provides clinical services to people living with a range of neurological conditions including nervous system disorders such as motor neurone disease and chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. We also work closely with ForeFront’s Frontier Clinic, a research clinic for people with frontotemporal dementia.