The Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health (CTNMH) is focused on increasing understanding of brain/mental disorders including schizophrenia, stroke, pain and sensory dysfunction, ageing, cognition, depression, addiction, stroke, dementia

Priority Research Centre for
TRANSLATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE AND MENTAL HEALTH

Funding

NHMRC Success 2013 Commencing

Title of project and names of project members Funded by Duration Total amount
A new approach to understanding decision making

Members(s): Dr Christopher Donkin, Associate Professor Scott Brown and Prof Gordon Logan.

Australian Research Council   $ 229,000.00
The role of presynaptic inhibition in neuropathic pain

Members(s): Dr Brett Graham, Professor Robert Callister, Dr David Hughes and Prof George Augustine.

National Health & Medical Research Council   $ 466,044.64
Randomised controlled trial of a telephone delivered social well-being and engaged living (SWEL) intervention for disengaged youth at risk of mental health and other adverse outcomes in urban and rural Australia

Members(s): A/Prof Helen Stain, Dr Leanne Hides, Dr Christopher Jackson, Prof Rhoshel Lenroot and Dr Georgie Paulik.

National Health & Medical Research Council   $ 1,095,418.33
Cost-effectiveness of a systems change intervention for smoking cessation in drug and alcohol treatment centres

Members(s): Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Prof Michael Farrel, Dr Flora Tzelepis, Dr Allison Salmon and Prof John Strang.

National Health and Medical Research Council   $ 1,060,522.91
Development of functional connections in the human peripheral vestibular system

Members(s): Dr Rebecca Lim, Associate Professor Alan Brichta and Professor Robert Callister.

National Health and Medical Research Council   $ 418,280.85
Practitioner Fellowship: Translational research program in stroke

Members(s): Professor Chris Levi.

National Health and Medical Research Council   $ 317,153
Research Fellowship: Putting New Interventions for Co-existing Mental Health and Substance Use Problems into Practice

Members(s): Professor Amanda Baker.

National Health and Medical Research Council   $ 640,785
Mental Health Targeted: A randomised clinical trial of internet-based treatment for binge drinking and depression in young Australians

Members(s): Dr Frances Kay-Lambkin, Prof Maree Teesson, Prof Kathleen Brady and Associate Professor Terry Lewin.

National Health and Medical Research Council   $ 909,585
Mental Health Targeted: Randomised controlled trial of a telephone delivered social well-being and engaged living (SWEL) intervention for disengaged youth at risk of mental health and other adverse outcomes in urban and rural Australia

Members(s): A/Prof Helen Stain, Dr Christoper Jackson, Dr Leeanne Hides, Prof Rhoshel Lenroot, Dr Georgie Paulik, Professor Amanda Baker, Dr Patrick McElduff and Dr Luke Wolfenden.

National Health and Medical Research Council   $ 1,305,235
Partnership Project: A systems change intervention for smoking cessation in drug and alcohol treatment

Members(s): Associate Professor Billie Bonevski.

National Health and Medical Research Council   $ 483,520

NHMRC and ARC Success 2012 Commencing

Title of project and names of project members Funded by Duration Total amount
Rapid decisions: from neuroscience to complex cognitions

Members(s): Associate Professor Scott Brown , Dr Ami Eidels, Professor Andrew Heathcote, A/Prof John Serences, Prof Todd S Braver, A/Prof Eric-Jan Wagenmakers and Asst Prof Birte U Forstmann.

National Health & Medical Research Council 2012 $ 134,000.00
Cognitive flexibility from adolescence to senescence: variability associated with cognitive strategy and brain connectivity

Members(s): Associate Professor Frini Karayanidis, Asst Prof Birte U Forstmann, Prof Dr Rhoshel K Lenroot, Professor Mark Parsons, Emeritus Professor Patricia Michie , A/Prof Natalie A Phillips and A/Prof Eric-Jan Wagenmakers.

National Health & Medical Research Council 2012 $ 387,000.00
Improving Stroke Outcomes: Attenuating Progression and Recurrence

Members(s): Professor Geoffrey Donnan, Professor Stephen Davis, Professor Graeme Hankey, Associate Professor Mark Parsons and Associate Professor David Howells.

National Health & Medical Research Council 2012-2017 $ 8,707,355.00
Eating As Treatment (EAT): A stepped wedge, randomised control trial of a health behaviour change intervention provided by dietitians to improve nutrition in head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy

Members(s): Professor Amanda Baker.

National Health & Medical Research Council 2012-2015 $ 1,117,558.00
The effects of maternal infection on glutamate-related behavioural, electrophysiological and neuropathological measures relevant to schizophrenia

Members(s): Emeritus Professor Patricia Michie .

National Health & Medical Research Council 2012 $ 514,669.00
Human tyrosine hydroxylase isoforms and susceptibility of dopaminergic neurons to degeneration in Parkinson's disease

Members(s): Associate Professor Phillip Dickson.

National Health & Medical Research Council 2012 $ 348,675.00
Evaluating the efficacy of an integrated smoking cessation intervention for mental health patients: a randomised controlled trial

Members(s): Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman.

National Health & Medical Research Council 2012 $ 1,442,266.00
Development of peripheral sensory pathways in humans

Members(s): Professor Robert Callister.

National Health & Medical Research Council 2012-2014 $ 461,325.00
An international comparison of systems of care, risk stratification and outcomes in TIA and minor stroke

Members(s): Professor Christopher Levi.

National Health & Medical Research Council 2012 $ 1,130,380.00
An olfactory 'stress test' for early detection of Alzheimer's disease

Members(s): A/Prof. Peter Schofield.

National Health & Medical Research Council 2012 $ 743,450.00
Short duration hypothermia to prevent subsequent intracranial pressure rise

Members(s): Dr Neil Spratt.

National Health & Medical Research Council 2012-2014 $ 422,275.00
In vivo analysis of the molecular and neural mechanism that underlies an association of miRNAs with mental disorders

Members(s): Prof. Thomas Becker (Murray Cairns CIC) .

National Health & Medical Research Council 2012 $ 573,660.00
A new way to prevent excess pressure on the brain

Members(s): Dr Neil Spratt.

National Health & Medical Research Council 2012-2015 $ 391,076

NHMRC 2010 Project Grants Round

Title of project and names of project members Funded by Duration Total amount
Protein Phosphatase 2A methylation: Regulation and functional significance for tauopathies

Members(s): Associate Professor Estelle Sontag and Dr Jean-Marie Sontag.

  2010 $ 454,467.00
Impaired anticipation of sensory events in schizophrenia

Members(s): Dr Juanita Todd, Associate Professor Ulli Schall, Emeritus Professor Pat Michie and Prof Philip Ward.

  2010 $ 300,032.00
A new target for antidepressant treatment: microglia mediated neuroinflammation

Members(s): Dr Rohan Walker.

  2010 $ 346,980.00
Follow-up of Healthy Lifestyles Intervention for Cardivascular Disease among People with a Psychotic Disorder

Members(s): Professor Amanda Baker, Prof Robyn Richmond, Prof David Castle and Dr Frances Kay-Lambkin.

  2010 $ 436,085.20
Efferent modulation of the vestibular periphery

Members(s): Associate Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister and Dr Rebecca Lim.

  2010 $ 338,208.00

ARC 2010 Discovery Project Grants Round

Title of project and names of project members Funded by Duration Total amount
Choice models for learning and memory

Members(s): Professor Andrew  Heathcote, Prof Anthony A Marley, Asst Prof Richard D Morey and Prof Jeffrey N Rouder.

  over 5 years $ 544,155.00

Australian Professional Fellowship

Title of project and names of project members Funded by Duration Total amount
Choice models for learning and memory

Members(s): Professor Andrew Heathcote.

  Commencing 2011  

NHMRC 2009 Project Grants Round

Title of project and names of project members Funded by Duration Total amount
Spinal mechanism underlying arthritic joint pain

Members(s): Dr Brett Graham.

National Health & Medical Research Council 2010 $ 416,500.00
Molecular and cellular characterisation of schizophrenia associated dysfunction in microRNA biogenesis

Members(s): Doctor Murray Cairns, Professor Rodney Scott, Dr Paul Tooney, Professor John Rostas and Associate Professor Alan Brichta.

National Health & Medical Research Council 2010-2012 $ 478,500.00
Living in a rural community: A longitudinal study of the course and outcome of mental health and wellbeing

Members(s): Professor Brian Kelly, Dr Helen Stain, Mr Terry Lewin, Professor Vaughan Carr, Associate Professor Lyn Fragar, Associate Prof David Perkins and Associate Professor Jeffrey Fuller.

National Health & Medical Research Council 2010-2013 $ 805,651

ARC Future Fellowships

Title of project and names of project members Funded by Duration Total amount
Mapping, recovery and remediation of arm coordination deficits after stroke

Members(s): Professor Paulette Van Vliet .

  2010-2014 $ 657,205.00
Prediction of tissue fate and functional outcome in acute ischemic stroke with advanced imaging analysis - experimental validation and translation studies

Members(s): Dr Mark Parsons.

  2009-2013 $ 686,400.00

2009 Grants Round

Title of project and names of project members Funded by Duration Total amount
The central neural pathway that controls the release of catecholaines from the adrenal medulla: It is impaired in hypertension

Members(s): Dr Larisa Bobrovskaya, Associate Professor Ann Goodchild and Emeritus Professor Peter Dunkley.

Hunter Children's Research Foundation 2010 $ 24,686
Pilot of an intervention to increase the provision of nicotine dependence treatment in mental health inpatient settings

Members(s): Ms Paula Wye, Associate Professor John Wiggers, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Professor Amanda Baker and Ms Megan Freund.

Hunter Medical Research Institute   $ 21,300

Chairmans Grant

Title of project and names of project members Funded by Duration Total amount
A structural and functional brain imaging study of how white matter lesions in patients with minor ischaemic strike affect cognitive and motor control processes

Members(s): Associate Professor Frini Karayanidis, Professor Mark Parsons, Emeritus Professor Patricia Michie, Conjoint Professor Christopher Levi, Ms Sharna Jamadar, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Schofield and Dr Grant Bateman Funding Body.

Hunter Children's Research Foundation   $ 24,600

Youth Research Project Grant (Rotary supported)

Title of project and names of project members Funded by Duration Total amount
Analysis of schizophrenia-associated gene and mircoRNA signatures in purified CD4 and CD8 positive T-cells

Members(s): Dr Murray Cairns, Professor Rodney Scott, Dr Paul Tooney and Dr Jing Qin Wu.

Hunter Children's Research Foundation   $ 25,000

PULSE ECR Grant

Title of project and names of project members Funded by Duration Total amount
Characterising the synaptic physiology of orexin neurons in response to cocaine: Implications for drug relapse

Members(s): Dr Christopher Dayas and Dr Brett Graham.

Hunter Children's Research Foundation 2010 $ 21,303

HMRI Awards and Recognition

2009/10 Researcher of the Year - Chris Levi

Gastronomic Lunch Award: Brian Kelly Exercise Intervention in the Treatment of Adolescent Depression

PULSE Education Prize 2009 - Linda Campbell