Our People

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Faculty: Faculty of Science Role: Professor Field: Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology), Neurosciences, Mental Health
Our research is concerned with the fundamental brain mechanisms for motivation and how these apply to clinical conditions such as addictions, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. We are interested in identiyfing these mechanisms, at the cellular, circuit, and systems level and also in translating this fundamental information into new treatments of psychological conditions. To do so, we adopt a...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Scientia Fellow (Level C)
Dr Louise Mewton is a UNSW Scientia Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Healthy Brain and Ageing. Louise’s research focuses on the application of innovative methods, techniques and technologies to further our understanding of the epidemiology, assessment and prevention of problematic alcohol use across the lifespan. Her program of research makes links across epidemiology, information technology,...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Professor
Research Interests: "High risk" longitudinal study of young people at genetic risk for bipolar disorder. Molecular genetics of bipolar disorder. Treatment of bipolar disorder - psychological and pharmacological. Phenomenology of bipolar depression. Transcranial magnetic stimulation and direct current stimulation as treatments for depression and other psychiatric disorders.    ILP Research...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Associate Professor Field: Neurosciences, Peripheral Nervous System, Central Nervous System, Cellular Immunology
Research Interests: Damage to the nervous system is often associated with chronic neuropathic pain symptoms including spontaneous pain, increased sensitivity to painful stimuli (hyperalgesia), and pain perceived in response to normally non-painful stimuli (allodynia). Such pain is extremely debilitating and difficult to treat. My current research focuses on the mechanisms underlying neuropathic...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Associate Professor Field: Cellular Nervous System, Animal Physiology - Cell, Central Nervous System
Research Interests: Dr Moorhouse's broad interest are in the molecular and cellular basis of neuronal excitability, focusing on electrical and chemical signaling in nerve cells and glia contribute to neural circuit activity in health and disease . He leads the Neurobiology Research Lab that aims to develop improved and novel strategies to treat different brain disorders by gaining greater...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Senior Lecturer Field: Neurosciences
Research Interests:Gene Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury.  After an injury, the adult spinal cord fails to regenerate and damage at cervical levels are particularly devastating as they may result in quadriplegia. One aspect of my research is to use adenoviral vectors carrying the gene sequence for brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) to up-regulate levels of BDNF into spinal cord motor neurons....
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Faculty: Faculty of Science Role: Adjunct Lecturer Field: Decision Making, Neurosciences, Mental Health, Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning
I am interested in computational models of learning and decision-making, what they can tell us about how the brain works and what happens when things go wrong, such as in schizophrenia.
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Professor Field: Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics, Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology), Endocrinology, Dietetics and Nutrigenomics, Neurobiology, Nutrition and Dietetics
Professor Margaret Morris is chair and Head of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, University of NSW. She uses neuropharmacological approaches to explore underlying brain mechanisms in epilepsy, obesity, diabetes, and the link between obesity and high blood pressure.    She has developed models of voluntary high fat feeding in rat and mice. The impact of parental obesity and early...
Faculty: Faculty of Science Role: Visiting Fellow
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Faculty: Faculty of Science Role: Professor