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Faculty: Medicine & Health Role: Emeritus Professor
Peter Barry is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Medical Sciences and Department of Physiology from 2003. He had also been a Conjoint Professor from 2002-2015.  Prior to that he had been a Professor of Physiology from 1994-2001, before he retired in 2002. His research is in membrane biophysics. He originally graduated from the University of Sydney (Australia) with a BSc (Hons) in Physics in...
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Faculty: Medicine (Transactional) Role: Visiting Fellow Field: Exercise Physiology, Motor Control, Human Movement and Sports Science, Neurosciences
Research Interests:My area of research expertise is adaptations of the nervous system in response to exercise, in particular the role of exercise to address weakness, pain and fatigue, which are prevalent symptoms of neuromuscular disorders. Investigations range from laboratory experiments on the adaptation of motor and sensory pathways in response to exercise, to using qualitative techniques for...
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Faculty: Science Role: Visiting Fellow Field: Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
My research focusses on understanding how humans process and learn about the relationships between aspects of their surrounding environment, and how such learning shapes behavior. In particular I am interested in the processes involved in associative learning and in the development of testable computational models of human learning. I am also interested in comparisons between learning under...
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Faculty: Science Role: Senior Lecturer Field: Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology), Neurobiology, Neurosciences, Comparative Physiology, Neurogenetics
ABOUT ME   Biography My research is primarily focused on the field of behavioural neuroscience. I examine the central nervous systems regulation of food, fluid and nutrient intake. I also examine the effects of macro and micro nutrients on the brain and behaviour. Education PhD, Nutritional Neuroscience, Deakin University, 2011 MBSc, Behavioural Neuroscience, La Trobe University, 2008 BBSc (Hons...
Faculty: Medicine & Health Role: Adjunct Associate Professor Field: Mental Health
Adjunct Associate Professor School of Psychiatry, UNSW Australia Research interests: Trauma and Mental Health; Anxiety Disorders; Psychological Interventions; Psychiatric Epidemiology; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Cross-Cultural Mental Health; Depression.
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Faculty: Medicine & Health Role: Senior Principal Research Fellow, NeuRA Field: Public Health and Health Services, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Radiology and Organ Imaging, Respiratory Diseases, Central Nervous System
Research Interests: From a background in biomechanical engineering, the focus of my research is on how the nervous system responds to mechanical loading - both those loads which cause injury and those which are part of normal function. Our approach spans the range from the whole body (e.g crash testing) through individual tissues, and down to a molecular scale - integrating the data to gain an...
Faculty: Science Role: Visiting Fellow
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Faculty: Medicine & Health Role: Senior Research Fellow Field: Neurosciences, Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology), Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Research Interests Dementia is one of the top five causes of death in Australia with an increasing incidence due to an aging population. Significant evidence points to oxidative stress (OS) as a major underlying factor in brain cell degeneration. Unfortunately, it is not known at what stage of life this OS begins in humans or what behaviours influence OS in the human brain. As OS underlies brain...
Faculty: Medicine (Transactional) Role: Conjoint Associate Professor
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Faculty: Medicine & Health Role: Head of Neurosciences Program and Peter Duncan Neurosciences Unit St Vincent's Centre for Applied Medical Research and Dept of Neurology St Vincent's Hospital Field: Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases, Neurosciences, Cell Neurochemistry, Neurocognitive Patterns and Neural Networks
Research Interests: HIV related dementia: the pathogenesis in terms of neurotropic viruses and the host response in particular excitotoxins and other neurotoxins produced by the kynurenine pathway. Collaboration exists with several centres in the US, Italy, and Sweden. Alzheimer's disease and neural stem cells Broad Research Areas: Neurology, Neuroscience, HIV - AIDS, Clinical Research,...