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Ageing & Neurodegeneration

Neurodegeneration is the process by which a part of your brain dies as a result of trauma or disease.

Brain Structure & Function

The brain is a secretive organ. It hides deep within the bony plates of the skull and is so intrinsically bound up with the person to whom it belongs that study of the organ itself can be problematic.

Mental Illness

Mental illness is responsible for one of the largest disease burdens in Australia.

Neural Injury

Injury is the leading cause of death for people under 45 years of age. Injuries to the nervous system, such as brain and spinal cord injuries, are particularly devastating - often leading to lifelong disability.

Sensation, Movement, Balance & Falls

Sensory inputs are crucial to drive movement, whether this be controlling the finger and thumb to hold a pen, moving arms to gesture, or using breathing muscles to speak.