NeuRA’s response to COVID-19

NeuRA, like all organisations in Australia, is concerned by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on people both here in Australia and around the world.

Our thoughts go out to all of those who have been touched by this virus.

As an institute working towards improving health outcomes for Australians, especially the elderly, we are deeply concerned about the potential impact of COVID-19. 

No doubt you are aware that this virus has the biggest impact on those who are frail or have underlying health conditions.  The impact on this demographic is particularly close to home for us as many of the participants in our research are older Australians. 

We are following the health advice being given by authorities and are committed to taking every precaution to help protect the welfare of NeuRA’s staff, our research participants, and the community. Our priority is the health and safety of our staff and research participants.

Accordingly, we have halted all of our research studies that involve direct contact with vulnerable people. Where possible, we have implemented alternate on-line assessments to enable trials to continue.

We are following the government’s recommendations and have requested our staff and students to work from home where ever possible, so that our research can continue, and our mission to find cures from some of the world’s most insidious brain diseases – such as dementia – remains unchanged.

NeuRA is continuing to process donations and thanks all of you for your generosity during this challenging time.  There may be some delays in processing your mail, and we thank you in advance for your patience with us during this period. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the NeuRA Foundation on