Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)



Professor Lynne Bilston



Position:Principal Research Fellow
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:l.bilston@unsw.edu.au
Web:Research Profile - NeuRA | Faculty of Medicine
Research Interests, Skills:Biomechanical factors in CNS, Biomechanical engineering, Paediatric injury
Technologies, Expertise:Mechanical testing, Crash lab, Computational modelling, MR elastography
Keywords:Brain injury, Spinal cord injury, Biomechanics, Hydrocephalus, Syringomyelia, Mechanotransduction

Associate Professor James Brock



Position:NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:j.brock@unsw.edu.au
Web:Research Profile
Affiliations:Conjoint Associate Professor - School of Medical Sciences
Research Interests, Skills:Peripheral nervous system, Sensory nerve biology, Autonomic neuroeffector transmission, Nerve injury, Extracellular recording from nerve terminals
Technologies, Expertise:Electrophysiology lab
Keywords:Electrophysiology, Electrochemistry, Blood vessel myography

Professor Tony Broe



Position:Professor
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:t.broe@unsw.edu.au
Web:Research Profile - NeuRA | Faculty of Medicine
Affiliations:Prince of Wales Clinical School
Research Interests, Skills:Aboriginal population health, Brain ageing, Dementia, Movement disorders, Neurodegeneration, Longitudinal population studies
Technologies, Expertise:Behavioural neurology, Cognitive disorders, Geriatric medicine, Population studies
Keywords:Aboriginal health, Brain ageing, Dementia, Movement disorders, Neurodegeneration

Dr William Brooks



Position:Senior Research Officer
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:w.brooks@neura.edu.au
Web:Research Profile
Affiliations:Prince of Wales Clinical School
Research Interests, Skills:Familial dementia (clinical characterisation)
Technologies, Expertise:Clinical assessment
Keywords:Familial dementia, Familial Alzheimer's disease, Genetics

Dr Jane Butler



Position:NHMRC R D Wright Fellow
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:j.butler@unsw.edu.au
Web:Research Profile
Affiliations:Conjoint Senior Lecturer - School of Medical Sciences
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Professor James Colebatch



Position:Professor
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:j.colebatch@unsw.edu.au
Web:Research Profile
Affiliations:Prince of Wales Clinical School
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Associate Professor Kay Double



Position:Principal Research Fellow
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:k.double@neura.edu.au
Web:Research Profile - NeuRA | Faculty of Medicine
Affiliations:Conjoint Associate Professor - School of Medical Sciences
Research Interests, Skills:Neurodegenerative diseases, Neurochemistry, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Neurogenesis
Technologies, Expertise:Cell culture, Biochemistry, HPLC
Keywords:Neurodegeneration, Neurochemistry, Neuromelanin, Oxidative stress, Diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders, Neuroprotection, Neurogenesis

Dr Richard Fitzpatrick



Position:Research Officer
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:r.fitzpatrick@unsw.edu.au
Website:Research Profile
Affiliations:School of Medical Sciences, Prince of Wales Clinical School
Research Interests, Skills:Human neurophysiology, Motor control, Sensation, Cardiovascular control, Muscle fatigue, Vestibular physiology, Balance and falls
Technologies, Expertise:Motion analysis systems, Human sensation and falls, Vestibular stimulation
Keywords:Motor control, Sensation, Cardiovascular, Vestibular, Balance

Dr Paul Foley



Position:ARC Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:p.foley@neura.edu.au
Web:Research Profile
Affiliations:Conjoint Lecturer - School of Medical Sciences
Research Interests, Skills:History of medicine with emphasis on history of the neurosciences, History of pharmacy, Schizophrenia, Infectious diseases and the brain. Current projects: history of encephalitis lethargica, German neurology/psychiatry 1918-1945
Technologies, Expertise:Fluent in English/German, reading knowledge of Latin, some knowledge of classical Greek, Dutch and French. Extensive research experience (1983-1996) in laboratory biomedical research
Keywords:History, Archival/library research, Analysis, Synthesis, Writing

Dr Jan Fullerton



Position:Senior Research Officer
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:j.fullerton@neura.edu.au
Affiliations:School of Medical Sciences, Schizophrenia Research Institute
Research Interests, Skills:Genetics of psychiatric disorders - particular interest in genetics of bipolar spectrum disorders, Complex trait analysis and endophenotypes
Technologies, Expertise:Molecular genetics, Complex trait analysis, Genotyping
Keywords:Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, Temperament, Epistasis


Professor Simon Gandevia



Position:NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Deputy Director
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:s.gandevia@unsw.edu.au
Web:Research Profile - NeuRA | Faculty of Medicine
Affiliations:Prince of Wales Clinical School
Research Interests, Skills:Human clinical neurophysiology, Proprioception and kinaesthesia, Sensorimotor control, Respiratory motor control, Fatigue in health and disease, Hand function
Technologies, Expertise:A range of clinical neurophysiological techniques
Keywords:Clinical neurophysiology, Motor control, Proprioception, Exercise, Respiration, Fatigue

Professor Brett Garner



Position:NHMRC Research Fellow
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:brett.garner@unsw.edu.au
Web:Research Profile - NeuRA | Faculty of Medicine
Affiliations:Conjoint Professor - School of Medical Sciences
Research Interests, Skills:Cellular lipid transport, Apolipoprotein structure and function, Amyloid-beta peptide synthesis, Sphingolipid inhibitors as pharmacological agents, Neurodegeneration
Technologies, Expertise:Lipid and protein analytical methods, Cellular lipid and protein transport, Glycobiology, Animal models
Keywords:Alzheimer's disease, Cholesterol, Vascular disease

Professor Glenda Halliday



Position:NHMRC Principal Research Fellow
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:g.halliday@unsw.edu.au
Web:Research Profile - NeuRA | Faculty of Medicine
Affiliations:School of Medical Sciences
Research Interests, Skills:Neurodegeneration, Dementia, Movement Disorders, Longitudinal Studies, Neuropathology, Volumetrics
Technologies, Expertise:Neuropathology, Immunopathology, Comparative neuroanatomy, Proteomics, Longitudinal studies
Keywords:Neurodgeneration, Dementia and movement disorders

Professor John Hodges



Position:Professor
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:j.hodges@neura.edu.au
Web:Research Profile
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Dr Tim Karl



Position:NHMRC Fellow
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:t.karl@neura.edu.au
Web:Research Profile
Affiliations:School of Medical Sciences
Research Interests, Skills:Phenotyping of multi-factorial rodent models for mental disorders, Investigation of interactions between genes and environment, Effects of environmental enrichment on neuroscience
Technologies, Expertise:Multi-tiered comprehensive behavioural phenotyping, Neuro-surgical techniques for rodents
Keywords:Behaviour, Animal model, Environmental enrichment, Mental disorder

Professor Matthew Kiernan



Position:Professor of Neurology, Principal Research Fellow
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:m.kiernan@unsw.edu.au
Web:Research Profile - NeuRA | Faculty of Medicine
Affiliations:Prince of Wales Clinical School
Research Interests, Skills:Impulse conduction, Neurodegenerative disease, Clinical neurology
Technologies, Expertise:Neurophysiology
Keywords:Axonal ion channels, Nerve excitability, Motor neuron disease, Hereditary nerve and muscle disorders

Dr Woojin Scott Kim



Position:Senior Research Officer
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:w.kim@unsw.edu.au
Web:Research Profile
Affiliations:Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences
Research Interests, Skills:Pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease, in particular the impact of ATP-binding cassette transporters on neuronal lipid homeostasis and amyloid-beta peptide generation
Technologies, Expertise:Molecular biology, Cell biology, Tissue culturing, Knockout and transgenic mice
Keywords:Neurodegeneration, Alzheimer's disease, Amyloid-beta peptide, Cholesterol transport, ATP-binding cassette transporters


Dr Leonora Long



Position:Postdoctoral Research Officer
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:l.long@neura.edu.au
Web:Research Profile
Affiliations:Conjoint Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine
Research Interests, Skills:Psychiatry: schizophrenia, drug abuse; Neuropharmacology: cannabinoid mechanisms of action; Behavioural neuroscience: rodent behavioural phenotyping, neurodevelopment
Technologies, Expertise:Rodent behavioural phenotyping, Behavioural pharmacology
Keywords:Schizophrenia, Behaviour, Cannabinoids, Neurodevelopment

Professor Stephen Lord



Position:Senior Principal Research Fellow
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:s.lord@neura.edu.au
Web:Research Profile - NeuRA | Faculty of Medicine
Affiliations:School of Public Health and Community Medicine, School of Medical Sciences
Research Interests, Skills:Understanding balance - physiology of standing. Applied aspects - falls in elderly. Clinical - Parkinson's
Technologies, Expertise:Gait laboratory - motion analysis system with force plates, Physiological falls risk assessment for older people, Epidemiological study design
Keywords:Balance disorders, Posture and gait, Accidental falls, Exercise interventions, Falls risk assessment, Applied neurology

Professor Vaughan Macefield



Position:Principal Research Fellow (NeuRA); Professor of Integrative Physiology (UWS)
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:v.macefield@neura.edu.au
Web:Research Profile
Affiliations:Prince of Wales Clinical School UNSW; School of Medicine UWS
Research Interests, Skills:Human neurophysiology, Firing properties of sensory nerve fibres from skin and muscle, Sympathetic nerve traffic in healthy and disease, Central processing of pain
Technologies, Expertise:Microneurography; fMRI
Keywords:Spinal cord injury, Human sympathetic n.s., Neurophysiology, Control of blood pressure, Autonomic dysreflexia, Sensorimotor control of the human hand, Cortical processing of pain



Dr Penelope McNulty



Position:Conjoint Lecturer
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:p.mcnulty@unsw.edu.au
Affiliations:School of Medical Sciences
Research Interests, Skills:Motor control, Somatosensory receptors, Sensorimotor integration e.g. Reflexes in stroke and spinal cord injury, and healthy populations
Technologies, Expertise:Microneurography, Intraneural microstimulation, Axonal excitability
Keywords:Single nerve cells, Motor control, Peripheral sensory receptors, Proprioception

Dr Lorimer Moseley



Position:NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:lorimer.moseley@gmail.com
Web:http://www.bodyinmind.com.au
Affiliations:School of Medical Science
Research Interests, Skills:Pain - chronic and complex regional pain
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Professor George Paxinos



Position:NHMRC Principal Research Fellow
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:g.paxinos@neura.edu.au
Web:Research Profile
Affiliations:Conjoint Professor - School of Medical Sciences, Visiting Professor - School of Psychology
Research Interests, Skills:Structure of human cortex, Structure of human and rat spinal cord, Rhombomeric model, 3D construction of brain of human and experimental animals, CNS development
Technologies, Expertise:Immunohistochemistry, In-situ hybridisation
Keywords:Cortex, Spinal cord, Hypothalamus, Rhombomeres, 3D reconstructions


Dr Olivier Piguet



Position:NHMRC CDA Fellow (Clinical)
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:o.piguet@neura.edu.au
Web:Research Profile
Affiliations:Conjoint Lecturer - School of Psychology
Research Interests, Skills:Frontotemporal dementia, Healthy and pathological cognitive ageing, Executive functions, Emotional memory
Technologies, Expertise:Clinical neuropsychology, Structural and functional brain imaging
Keywords:Cognitive ageing, Brain imaging, Memory, Executive functions, Emotion processing

Professor Caroline (Lindy) Rae



Position:NewSouth Global Professor of Brain Sciences UNSW
Organisation:Brain Sciences
Email:c.rae@unsw.edu.au
Web:Research Profile - NeuRA | Faculty of Medicine
Affiliations:NeuRA, School of Chemistry
Research Interests, Skills:How brain biochemistry underlies brain function and vice-versa, Interdisciplinary approach
Technologies, Expertise:High and low field magnetic resonance, 3-Tesla scanner, High resolution spectrometers (500 & 600 MHz), Cryoprobe access
Keywords:Neurochemistry, Magnetic resonance, Dyslexia, Obstructive sleep apnoea, Cerebral malaria

Professor Peter Schofield



Position:Professor
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:p.schofield@unsw.edu.au
Web:Research Profile
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Dr Claire Shepherd



Position:Senior Research Officer
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:c.shepherd@neura.edu.au
Web:Research Profile
Affiliations:School of Medical Sciences
Research Interests, Skills:Alzheimer's disease
Technologies, Expertise:Neuropathology, Immunohistochemistry
Keywords:Alzheimer's disease, Neuroinflammation, Pathology, Beta-amyloid, Tau

Associate Professor Janet Taylor



Position:Senior Research Fellow
Organisation:NeuRA
Email:jl.taylor@unsw.edu.au
Web:Research Profile
Affiliations:Conjoint Senior Lecturer - School of Medical Sciences
Research Interests, Skills:Human motor control, especially the control of voluntary movement including the contribution of the brain and nervous system to fatigue and the sensations associated with movement and effort
Technologies, Expertise:Transcranial magnetic stimulation, Stimulation of other parts of the motor pathway
Keywords:Voluntary movement, Fatigue, Central fatigue, Proprioception, Transcranial magnetic stimulation

Dr Eryn Werry



Position:Postdoctoral Fellow
Organisation:Brain Sciences UNSW; NeuRA
Email:e.werry@neura.edu.au
Web:Research Profile
Affiliations:
Research Interests, Skills:Human adult neurogenesis in ageing and disease, Role of glial cells in health and disease
Technologies, Expertise:Tissue culture, Protein release assays, Immunofluorescence, Calcium imaging
Keywords:Adult human neurogenesis , Ageing, Astrocytes


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