Translational Neuroscience Health Topics
From pain management to spinal cord and motor vehicle injury; sleep apnoea to falls prevention, we focus on translating our research beyond the lab to directly benefit the health and lives of people everywhere.
By better understanding the underlying causes of back pain, our goal is to develop better treatments and preventative measures to improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from this common and often debilitating condition.
We are focused on deepening our understanding of balance and developing evidence-based training interventions to improve balance and prevent falls in older adults.
We look at both voluntary and involuntary control of human breathing in order to understand how respiratory issues can relate to various health conditions.
The most common causes of child injuries are road accidents and falls. Our research covers both areas, in particular looking at how to improve the design of child car restraints to reduce serious injuries and death.
Understanding the role of the brain in chronic pain will help unlock effective treatments and management strategies to improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from this often debilitating condition.
Falls and balance
Falls are a major contributor to the burden of disease in older people and a $2 billion health problem in Australia alone. We conduct research into understanding human balance and fall risk factors and to develop strategies for prevention.
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalisation in people aged 65 and over. Our research is focused on improving fall-related hip fracture treatment.
High blood pressure
We seek to understand the relationship between blood pressure and the brain, and in particular, how managing blood pressure can improve cognitive health.
As motorcycles and scooters become increasingly popular forms of transport, our goal is to find ways to ensure that motorcycle riders are kept safe on our roads.
Muscle pain, or myalgia, is relatively common and can be felt anywhere there is muscle tissue on the body. We are focused on investigating the impact of muscle pain on chronic pain and understanding its root causes.
Nerve and spinal cord injury
Focused on the prevention and treatment of spinal cord injuries, our research ranges from development of preventative strategies to studies of treatments that improve the health and capacity of spinal patients.
Injury is the leading cause of death for people under 45 years of age. Our research ranges from basic research on the mechanisms of injury, to developing improved treatments for people post-injury.
We conduct research on a range of different pain conditions to understand the mechanisms of pain and improve pain management.
Through scientific investigation and collaboration, we aim to identify the root causes of traffic injuries and develop innovative solutions for improving safety and injury prevention. Work by our Dementia and Healthy Ageing team is also enabling older Australians to…
Sleep apnoea is one of the most common sleep disorders, affecting approximately 5% of the Australian population. Our goal is to find better ways to treat sleep apnoea and improve health outcomes for individuals affected.
Over 60,000 Australians suffer a stroke every year, making it the second most common cause of disability in Australia. Our research is focused on the recovery of movement after stroke.