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Pain in Parkinson’s disease- clinical assessment and development of exercise-based management programs

This research aims to develop a clinical tool for the assessment and classification of pain in people with Parkinson's disease as well as explore exercise based interventions to ass more...

Supervisor(s): Canning, Colleen (Professor), Allen, Natalie (Dr)

Improve sleep-wake disturbances in Parkinson’s Disease

This program of research will examine the impact of a multifaceted psychoeducation program targeting the sleep-wake disturbances that commonly affect patients with Parkinson's disea more...

Supervisor(s): Naismith, Sharon (Associate Professor), Grunstein, Ron (Professor), Lewis, Simon (Associate Professor)

Search for a cause: the role of astrocytes in the early pathology of Parkinson's disease

The projects in our lab are directed towards finding the cause of Parkinson’s Disease.  In particular we want to know what is the nature of the mechanism that sets the ne more...

Supervisor(s): Allbutt, Haydn (Dr)

Exploring the neurobiology of Parkinson’s disease with multimodal techniques

This study will examine the neurobiology underlying some of the most troubling features of Parkinson's disease. This opportunity will utilise a range of novel neuroimaging, neurophy more...

Supervisor(s): Lewis, Simon (Associate Professor), Naismith, Sharon (Associate Professor)

Understanding recurrent falls and tailoring intervention for prevention

Understanding recurrent falls and tailoring intervention for prevention more...

Supervisor(s): Canning, Colleen (Professor), Allen, Natalie (Dr), Paul, Serene (Dr)

Neuroprotection: protecting the central nervous system (retina and brain) from degeneration

Using rodent models and clinical trials, we are exploring strategies to protect the retina and brain from degeneration, in models of age-related macular degeneration, Alzheimer-like more...

Supervisor(s): Stone, Jonathan (Professor)

Molecular investigations of receptors involved in neurological disorders

The Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience investigates molecular regulation and drug interactions that occur in receptors associated with neurological diseases. more...

Supervisor(s): Holsinger, Damian (Dr)

Molecular Dynamics of Glutamate Transporters

The aim of this project is to develop a molecular model for the mechanism of glutamate transport and through this we expect to identify novel means of pharmacologically manipulating more...

Supervisor(s): Ryan, Renae (Associate Professor)

The effect of simulated shift work on food desirability and metabolism

The aim of this research is to ascertain the impact of a simulated night shift rotation on food desirability in order to increase our understanding of the mechanisms that underpin i more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, Craig (Dr), Comas Soberats, Maria (Dr)

The Ageing Brain Program Research Opportunities

The Healthy Brain Ageing Program focuses on whether early intervention programs targeting these risk factors are effective at reducing cognitive decline, depression and underlying b more...

Supervisor(s): Naismith, Sharon (Associate Professor)