Research and Technology Platforms
Our Research and Technology Platforms provide a framework for research across the core program areas. These platforms are core competencies, and are widely used by multiple programs in our PRC, whilst also having potential benefit to external research groups.
IMAGINGNewcastle has a wealth of imaging facilities available including MRI, fMRI, structural imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and pharmacokinetic modelling. This platform aims to assist cross collaborative imaging studies, and to raise the profile of medical and research imaging in the Hunter.
The Preclinical Neurobiology platform encompasses expertise in cell technologies, animal modelling, optogenetics and electrophysiology. This platform aims to consolidate resources across the CTNMH and ensure that state of the art techniques and knowledge are available to all Centre members.
The Cognitive Psychometrics platform enables methodologies embedded within the Development, Ageing and Cognition program to be more accessible across all of the CTNMH programs.
The Translational Mental Health in Communities and Services (TMH – C&S) provides access to clinical research and application expertise. This platform encompasses mental health interventions, promotion, prevention, population health, service delivery, practice development, training evaluation, policy implementation, and information dissemination.
Development of technology to provide online access to cognitive behavioural treatments for clients who may not have ready access to in person therapy. Additionally, online clinics would enable clinicians more consistent contact with clients.