2013 Research Applicant Essays

In the past our research applicants submitted (as part of their application) an essay about a disease or disorder of the brain.


Alzheimer’s Disease:

Alzheimer’s disease, it’s time for a cure – Dr Bryce Vissel

Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease – Belinda Brown

The Role of Heat-Shock Proteins in Alzheimer’s Disease – A/Prof Snezana Agatonovic-Krustrin

Alzheimer’s Disease – A/Prof Meng Inn Chuah

Alzheimers – Clinical characteristics of late-onset Alzherimer’s disease (LOAD) – A/Prof David DarbyAlzheimer’s Disease – The early detection of Alzherimer’s disease – Mr Mitchell GoldsworthyAlzheimer’s Disease – Dr S Mojtaba Golzan

Alzheimer’s – The on/off switch of a major disease gene in Alzheimer’s disease – Dr John Kwok

Alzheimer’s Disease – Dr Wei Ling Florence Lim

Alzheimer’s Disease – Prof Roger TruscottAlzheimer’s Disease – A Brief Overview – Dr Joseph Nicolazzo

Alzheimer’s Disease – Dr Adele Woodhouse

Alzheimer’s Disease – Blood biomarkers for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease – Dr Veer Bala Gupta

Clinical characteristics of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD) – Dr Amy Brodtmann

Alzheimer’s Disease – Dr Helen Macpherson


Brain Tumour / Cancer:

Brain Tumour/Cancer – Medulloblastoma enters the era of personalised medicine – Dr Daniel Gough

Brain Cancer – The Basics – Rodney Luwor

Brain Tumour – Advances in understanding and treating brain cancers – Dr Theo Mantamadiotis

Brain Tumour – Maria Tsoli



Frontotemporal dementia – Dr Catherine Blizzard

Dementia – An introduction to younger-onset dementia syndromes – Muireann Irish

Frontotemporal Dementia: A spectrum of conditions – Dr Jeffrey Liddell



Dystonia – Dr Lynley Bradnam



Epilepsy – Prof Peter Blamey

Epilepsy – Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy – Dr Marcus Gray

Epilepsy – Therapeutic approaches to epileptogenisis – Min Chen

Epilepsy – Comorbidities – Bone Health in Epilepsy – Dr Sandra Petty


Migraine and Headache:

Migraine – Dr Andrew Bivard

Migraine (without aura) – Dr Christine Barry

Migraine – one day of many – A/Prof Allison McKendrick

Migraine – Prof Lyn Griffiths

Stress and Headache – Dr Stuart Cathcart

Cluster Headache – Prof Paul Rolan

Chronic -tension type headache: Brain changes in Headache – A/Prof MIchael Ridding

Vestibular Migraine – What is vestibular migraine? – Dr Sally Rosengren

Chronic tension-type headache – The biology of chronic tension-type headache: what’s new? – Dr Siobhan Schabrun

Chronic Tension-Type Headaches – Dr Katia Ferrar

Primary Stabbing Headache – Dr Hooi Ling Teoh


Parkinson’s Disease:

Prevalence, symptoms and prognosis in Parkinsons Disease – Dr Sherif Boulos

Parkinson’s Disease – Dr Larisa Bobrovskaya & Ms Michaele Johnson

Parkinson’s – LRRK2 – a target for development of novel therpeutic strategies for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease – A/Prof Heung-Chin Cheng

Parkinson’s Disease – Dr Carmelo Vicario

Parkinson’s Disease – Dr Juliet Taylor

Parkinson’s – Visual Hallucinations in Parkinson’s disease – Dr James Shine

Parkinson’s – Sleep problems in Parkinson’s disease – Prof Malcolm Horne



Stroke is a medical emergency – Ms Karen Borschmann

Harnessing neuroplasticity after stroke – A/Prof Kristyn Bates

Stroke Recovery – Ms Heidi Janssen

Stroke – Acute Stroke – A Clinical Emergency – Dr Bill O’Brien

Stroke – Living with Locked-in-Sydndrome – Sam Darvishi

Stroke – Early intervention and long-term recovery – Dr Michelle McDonnell

Stroke – What is it and what is its impact on patients and the community? – A/Prof Bruno Meloni

Stroke – Working together to promote brain recovery – Dr Carli Roulston

Stroke – Prof Paulette van Vliet

Stroke – Dr Nawaf Yassi


Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion:

Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury – A/Prof Cathy Catroppa

Traumatic Brain Injury in Children – Dr Ali Crichton

Traumatic Brain Injury – Dr Pearl Chung

Traumatic Brian Injury and the use of stimulants – Dr Priya Duggal

Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury – Mild traumatic brain injury in adolescents – Dr Celia Godfrey

Traumatic Brain Injury – Understanding and managing traumatic brain injury – Prof Jennie Ponsford

TBI – Childhood traumatic brain injury and long-term psychosocial outcomes – Ms Stefanie Rosema

Traumatic Brain Injury – Current Advances in the Science of TBI’s – Dr Maithili Sashindranath

Traumatic Brain Injury – Brain Injury and increased risk of Alzherimer’s disease – Dr Hamid R Sohrabi

Traumatic Brain Injury – Dr Andrew Weatherall

Traumatic Brain Injury – Dr Gavin Williams

Concussion – An overview of concussion – Mr Stefan Dimou



Duchenne muscular dystrophy – Michael Cheung

Muscular Dystrophy Type 2B – Dysferlinopathy – Dr Sandra Cooper

Cognition, Brain Volume and Diabetes – Dr Amy Brodtmann

Motor Neuron Disease – Emma Devenney

Huntington’s Disease – An overview – Prof Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis

Aphasia – Dr Renate Thienel

Cerebral Palsy – Dystonia in children with cerebral palsy – Dr Adrienne Harvey

Frontotemporal lobe degeneration – Dr Anna King

Autism Spectrum Disorders – Dr Ben Kamien

Gaucher Disease – Dr Diane Moujalled

Cerebral Palsy and Preterm Birth – Dr Carly Molloy

Myasthenia gravis – Dr Marco Morsch

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – Dr Rebecca Nisbet

Rett Syndrome – Exciting new treatment strategies for Rett Syndrome: What we are learning from mouse models – Dr Ashleigh Smith





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