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Research Collaboration: ParkC
Saturday, 05 July 2008 10:59

ECUParkinson's Centre


The Parkinson's Centre (ParkC) is directed by Dr Meghan Thomas, who is also a member of the Surgical NeuroDiscovery Group. ParkC plays a role in connecting Parkinson's disease researchers to each other and the community. It is our conviction that developments in neuroscience, epidemiology, exercise and clinical research can be accelerated in Western Australia by taking a collaborative approach. Research such as that contributed by the Surgical NeuroDiscovery Group can be communicated rapidly and personally to those who need it most.

ParkC is located in Joondalup, Western Australia and is a centre forĀ  Parkinson's disease research including epidemiological, genetic, exercise and clinical research. Meetings of the Young Onset Group (YOG) are held at the Niche on Aberdare Road, Nedlands.


Australian Neuromuscular Research Institute
Friday, 06 June 2008 00:52

Established in 1982 the Institute was the first comprehensive facility with the most modern recombinant DNA C2 C3 laboratory in Australia, comprising of 3,000 square metres of laboratories,clinical offices, and support facilities, the Institute houses every discipline and activity applicable to effective research in neuromuscular diseases. Subsequently with the incorporation of the Centre for Neuromuscular and Neurological Disorders of the University of Western Australia into the ANRI facility the focus has expanded to include neurological research.

Located on the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre site together with Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, the location is ideal as a means of fulfilling the primary aim of the Institute. This aim is to maximise benefits to patients by integrating basic scientific research with ongoing health care and medical training in a sympathetic and supportive environment. Prof. Lind sees patients with Dr Rick Stell in the ANRI Movement Disorder Clinic on Monday mornings and is in regular discussions with Dr Stell and Dr Julian Rodrigues to optimise clinical care for patients undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery for movement disorders.

For more information about the ANRI visit the ANRI website.

Collaborators: School of Psychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Western Australia
Friday, 06 June 2008 00:22

The School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at The University of Western Australia. It is the only academic School of Psychiatry in the State and is based at three teaching hospitals in the Perth metropolitan area: Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital and Fremantle Hospital, as well as at the Graylands Hospital campus and Hollywood Private Hospital. The School also includes a WHO Collaborating Centre.

The School provides teaching in clinical and research topics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition, the School contributes to the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) teaching programs and provides service teaching to health professionals locally, nationally and internationally.


Reproduced from the School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences website.


The Surgical NeuroDiscovery Group is planning collaborative work with Professor Starkstein's lab at the Fremantle Hospital campus. His group is performing acclaimed research into the psychiatric aspects of movement disorders, Alzheimer's disease and stroke.

Centre for Neuromuscular and Neurological Disorders
Friday, 06 June 2008 00:18
Neuromuscular and neurological conditions are a major health problem in the Australian community affecting an estimated one in eight of the population. These disorders include muscular dystrophy, stroke, motor neurone disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal injuries, dystonias, inflammatory myopathies, brain tumours, Alzheimer's disease and many more.

The Australian Neuromuscular Research Institute (founded in 1982) became a Centre within the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 1999.

The Centre has seven main groups but numerous disciplines such as Molecular genetics, DNA Technology, Neurobiology, Gene Therapy, Neurology (clinical, functional, interventional etc), Neuropathology, Research Physiotherapy and Molecular Medicine to name a few.

Reproduced from the CNND website.

The Connectivity and Function of the Human Zona Incerta
Wednesday, 28 May 2008 11:30

In 2009, the Surgical NeuroDiscovery Group commenced scientific studies of the posterior subthalamic region (caudal zona incerta) in clients undergoing deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease and tremor. Our normal practice is to spend a week performing clinical tests with the brain electrodes externally accessible prior to committing a client to a long-term implanted pulse generator, to ensure adequate response to available stimulation parameters.