FRONTIER is a clinical research group in Sydney, Australia dedicated to the study of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and related disorders, notably motor neurone disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).
The members of FRONTIER are investigating the cognitive, behavioural, psychological, and brain changes associated with this disease and the impact on patients and their families. They are also studying how changes in FTD differ from those seen in other progressive neurodegenerative brain disorders, and in healthy aging. This research group is led by Professor John Hodges and Dr Olivier Piguet, who together with their team collaborate with clinicians, scientists and other researchers across Australia and overseas.
The goals of FRONTIER are:
FRONTIER is based at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), which is part of the University of New South Wales Brain Research Precinct.
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