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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Conjoint Associate Professor
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Professor
Research Interests: In the area of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, special areas of focus include epidemiology, genetic underpinnings, neurocognitive processes and clinical presentation of neurodevelopmental disorders such as Tourette Syndrome, Autism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Other areas of interest include anxiety in young children and...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Professor Field: Respiratory Diseases, Medical Physiology, Clinical Sciences
Dr Eckert is a sleep and respiratory physiologist. His research team based at NeuRA focuses on investigation of various aspects of sleep and upper airway physiology in humans. One of the primary goals is to investigate the multiple causes of a common sleep-related breathing disorder, obstructive sleep apnoea, to identify novel therapeutic targets and develop new individualised approaches for...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Associate Professor Field: Paediatrics, Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases, Neurosciences, Public Health and Health Services, Genetics, Genomics
Michelle Farrar is an Associate Professor in Paediatric Neurology at UNSW Sydney and specialist child neurologist at Sydney Children’s Hospital, leading the Neuromuscular clinical and research programs. Michelle’s team is focused on developing and translating innovative ways of providing the best possible care from the time of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond to people with neuromuscular...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Director
Professor Michael Farrell FRCP FRCPsych is the Director of NDARC since 2011. Before that he was Professor of Addiction Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London. His extensive research interests include treatment evaluation, national and international drug policy.  He is the Chair of the International Consortium on Health Outcome Monitoring Substance Use working Group and...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Conjoint Associate Professor
Research Interests: The primary research focus of the lab is on the regulation of the cytoskeleton in injury and diseases of the central nervous system, including brain trauma, Alzheimer's Disease and motor neuron disease. For this, we employ cell and tissue cultures and genetically modified mice, combined with advanced imaging technologies. Recent outcome from our work demonstrates that distinct...
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Conjoint Associate Professor
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Senior Research Scientist Field: Neurogenetics, Genomics, Pharmacogenomics, Psychiatry
Dr Jan Fullerton is a Senior Research Scientist at NeuRA and a Conjoint Associate Professor at UNSW. She completed her PhD in human genetics at The University of Melbourne in 2001. Dr Fullerton completed five years postdoctoral training at The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford (UK), where she developed her career interest in psychiatric genetics and complex trait...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Conjoint Professor
Research Interests:Our laboratories are broadly concerned with human motor control, both with basic mechanisms and with pathophysioloy. For example we undertake studies in proprioception, the behaviour of muscle spindles and the fusimotor system, and the neural control of hand function. In addition we study the central nervous system control of motoneurones and muscle during fatiguing exercise,...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Conjoint Professor
Professor Brett Garner is a Principal Research Fellow with Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and conjoint Professor with the School of Medical Sciences, UNSW.  Professor Garner's research is focused on lipoprotein metabolism, apolipoprotein structure and cellular lipid metabolism with the aim of elucidating mechanisms that regulate lipid transport. Studies on apolipoprotein-E,...