Research

UNSW Medicine's thematic approach to research draws on the strengths of UNSW Medicine as well as internal and external partners to achieve significant breakthroughs in crucial areas of healthcare.

Neuroscience, Mental Health & Addiction

Funding Opportunities

 

 

Brain Sciences and Translational Neuroscience seed funding recipients announced

 

Congratulations to the six successful applicants in the recent round of Brain Sciences and Translational Neuroscience seed funding. 

 

 

Project title Project leader
A novel cellular approach for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, modelling and developing diagnostics Nady Braidy
Comparative effects of antenatal buprenorphine and methadone exposure on neurogenesis in developing brain Kelly Clemens
Evaluating the Gut-Brain Axis in Autism Margaret J Morris
Pathophysiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder in children: a decision-neuroscience and magnetic resonance imaging investigation Iain Perkes
Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus on Neuroinflammation and Neurodegeneration in Parkinson Disease Patients Asheeta Prasad
Waiting to exhale: a pilot study on the efficacy of heart rate variability biofeedback training on subjective and objective measures of emotional distress following acquired brain impairment Travis Wearne

 

The successful applicants will receive $20,000 funding to support the development of research projects in alignment with the sub-theme’s key areas of focus:

  • The interface of regulation and emotion
  • Executive function and decision-making
  • The mind – machine nexus
  • Neural coding
  • Neural therapeutics
  • Neural prosthetics
  • Neuromodulation and stimulation strategies

Brain Sciences and Translational Neuroscience is a sub-theme of the UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and SPHERE Clinical Academic Group (CAG).

 

For more information about the Brain Sciences and Translational Neuroscience sub-theme seed funding round, please contact:

Dr Lise Mellor
Executive Officer
UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and SPHERE Clinical Academic Group
l.mellor@unsw.edu.au