Brain Sciences: Psychiatry and Neurology (excluding Dementias)

Dr Gareth Ball
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Deep Learning Approaches to Detect General Movement Disorders in Infancy

Dr Cedric Bardy
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Limited
How genetic predispositions combined with aging metabolic decline affect the lysosome function and the health of human brain cells in Parkinson’s

Dr Claire Foldi
Monash University
Investigating the role of cognitive control in susceptibility to anorexia nervosa

Dr Jean Giacomotto
University of Queensland
Unveiling the pathogenic role of the schizophrenia and autism risk-gene NRXN1 in synaptogenesis

Dr Melita Giummara
Monash University
Stepped collaborative care for pain and posttraumatic mental health in the Victorian regionalised trauma system

Dr Leonardo Gollo
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Towards selective manipulations of abnormal brain activity using non-invasive brain stimulation

Dr Caroline Gurvich
Monash University
How stress and sex hormones contribute to the cognitive impairment in schizophrenia

Dr Jeffrey McArthur
University of Wollongong
In search of non-addictive analgesics: peripheral calcium channel targets

Dr Phillip Tully
University of Adelaide
Exploiting blood pressure variability as a modifiable risk factor for the vascular depression phenotype: a proof of concept study

Dr Katrina Weston-Green
University of Wollongong
The United Colours of Cannabis: A novel approach to treating the cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia

Dermatology (excluding skin cancer)

Dr Christine Barry
Flinders University of South Australia
Identification of therapeutic targets for rational treatment of female sexual pain

Endocrinology (excluding Diabetes)

Dr Martyn Bullock
Kolling Institute of Medical Research
Targeting the TERT Gene, A New Hope for Advanced Thyroid Cancer Patients

Dr Luke Grzeskowiak
University of Adelaide
Exploring the role of inflammatory mediators in the development and therapeutic management of lactation insufficiency

Dr Jun Yang
Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Does aldosterone play a key role in the development of cardiovascular disease in young people?

Geriatrics (excluding Dementias)

Dr Kylie Quinn
Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute
Tailoring the Next Generation of Cancer Treatment for an Older Generation of Patients

Dr Joshua Lewis
Edith Cowan University
Bone tired: Better understanding of vascular-bone ageing

Dr Anne Poljak
University of New South Wales
Lipids in Brain Ageing and Cognitive Disorders

Lung Disease (other than Cancer)

Dr Adam Collison
University of Newcastle
The Immunological profile of the early development of asthma

Dr Luke Knibbs
University of Queensland
New paradigms for infection control in people with Cystic Fibrosis

Dr Saleela Ruwanpura
Hudson Institute of Medical Research
ADAM17 as a novel target for therapeutic intervention in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Dr Sukhwinder Sohal
University of Tasmania
Airway macrophage phenotypic switch drives epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in smokers and COPD: implications for early therapy

Dr Kate Sutherland
University of Sydney
Impact of Oral Appliance Treatment for Sleep-Disordered Breathing on Cardiovascular Health Measures

Dr Shafagh Waters
University of New South Wales
Personalised Lab Grown Mini-Lungs to Predict Effect of Therapies in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis


Dr Rebecca Coll
University of Queensland
Investigating the regulation of the human NLRP3 inflammasome

Dr Grant Logan
Children’s Medical Research Institute
Gene therapy to extinguish inflammation and treat Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Dr Fabien Vincent
Monash University
Identification of molecular signatures in Indigenous Australians with systemic lupus erythematosus

Vision Sciences

Dr Laura Downie
University of Melbourne
Tear film neuropeptides as a non-invasive biomarker of peripheral nerve health

Dr Lisa Nivison-Smith
University of New South Wales
Novel techniques to improve classification of individuals with macular degeneration

Dr Owen Siggs
Flinders University of South Australia
The interaction of common and rare genetic variation for improved prediction of glaucoma