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Low back pain is a major public health problem worldwide, resulting in significant disability and financial costs. No one factor has found to be a...
Supervisor: Professor Anita Wluka

Schizophrenia is a complex neuropsychiatric condition with a broad symptom profile, and current treatments are inadequate in many patients. In...

Research programs such as ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) demonstrate the capabilities of Monash for leveraging partnerships and...

Brain training strategies (i.e. computerised cognitive training), such as cognitive control training and attentional bias modification, show promise...
Supervisor: Professor Murat Yucel

Announcing an exciting opportunity for a PhD student to work with individuals with Huntington’s disease on a cognitive brain training study....

Obesity is an enormous health concern, both in Australia and worldwide. Our laboratory recently published a function for the ETS-5 transcription...

• Background: Residents of aged care homes represent one of the sickest and most vulnerable members of the community. One third of residents of ACH...
Supervisor: Dr Shiva Vasi

Adipose tissue plays an important role in the development of obesity and its related diseases. In addition to its function as a thermal regulator and...
Supervisor: A/Prof Brian Drew

Organic bioelectronics studies the development of devices that translate an electrical signal into a physiological response from cells, tissues or...
Supervisor: Dr Mark Del Borgo

This project explores: (1) the physical and mental health needs of paramedic students to function safely in the paramedic industry, and (2) methods...
Supervisor: Dr Simon Sawyer

Annual reporting data from the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand (BRANZ) has identified that approximately one in every three adults...
Supervisor: Dr Lincoln Tracy

Over the past decade, a number of large EEG datasets have become available, containing both data across multiple cognitive tasks and from...
Supervisor: Dr Neil Bailey

Introduction: ACTIVE-MS is a highly innovative patient participation study that will be conducted in 300 people with relapsing MS at risk of...

Cognitive decline is a major health and social issue, as it negatively affects quality of life of older adults, and increases risk of dementia (such...
Supervisor: Dr Barbara Cardoso

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is characterised by extreme self-control, partly generated by exaggerated prefrontal cortex activity, which leads to inflexible...
Supervisor: Dr Claire Foldi

Transitive inference is a fundamental cognitive function and the basis of deductive reasoning that allows one to derive a relation between objects/...
Supervisor: Dr Mehdi Adibi

BACKGROUND Excessive daily sitting time (of which 60% is accrued at the workplace) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and type...
Supervisor: Dr David Dunstan

Obstructive sleep Apnoea is a chronic condition caused by repetitive collapse of the upper airway during sleep. The condition is strongly associated...

The most common sleep disorder in children, affecting over 1.5 million Australian children, is that of sleep disordered breathing, with the hallmark...

Over 5% of all babies born worldwide need help breathing at birth. Failing to establish breathing after birth, claims the lives of more than 800,000...
Supervisor: Dr Douglas Blank

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