Research participant's arm in a machine designed for motor impairment study

Motor Impairment



There are likely to be a number of new positions associated with the Program, some will become available as some of the clinical trials and associated laboratory studies begin.

As part of the Program we will train PhD and Honours students through University of New South Wales academic programs and those of other universities, and we will provide strong mentorship for postdoctoral researchers. As one element in the program is the breadth of research, from laboratory work to implementation of practice guidelines, we will offer deliberate exposure to a range of clinical and experimental work to train the next generation of medical researchers. The investigators will establish a strong interdisciplinary culture to maximise the outcomes from the work.

For more information on how to get involved with the program please contact Simon Gandevia (

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Ten siblings. One third live (or have passed away) with dementia.

The scourge of dementia runs deep in Lorna Clement's family. Of the eleven children her dear parents raised, four live (or have passed away) with complications of the disease. Her mother also died of Alzheimer's disease, bringing the family total to five. This is the mystery of dementia - One family, with two very different ageing outcomes. You will have read that lifestyle is an important factor in reducing the risk of dementia. We also know diet is a key factor, and an aspect that Dr Ruth Peter's is exploring at NeuRA. Along with leading teams delivering high profile evidence synthesis work in the area of dementia risk reduction, Dr Peters has a particular interest in hypertension (that is, high blood pressure) and in the treatment of hypertension in older adults. “We have known for a while that treating high blood pressure reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, but it is becoming clearer that controlling blood pressure may also help to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Now we need to know what the best blood pressure is to protect brain health.” You are invited to read more about Lorna's story and Dr Peter's work, by clicking 'Read the full story' below. Please support dementia research at NeuRA Will you consider a gift today to help Dr Peter's unlock the secrets of healthy ageing and reduce the risk of dementia? Research into ageing and dementia at NeuRA will arm doctors and other medical professionals with the tools they need to help prevent dementia in our communities. Thank you for your support.