RESEARCH IS THE FUTURE
The multi-disciplinary hospital based neuroscience research team is Australasia's largest and is available whenever patients need access to one of the Foundation's world leading neuroscience research programs at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Research themes in Neurology are Stroke, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Movement Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, neuro-radiology and imaging peripheral neuropathy and neuro-vestibular disorders.
Research themes in Neurosurgery are Brain Tumour, Acoustic Neuroma, Aneurysms, neuroendocrinology and pituitary tumours, neuro-ophthalmology, brain trauma, concussion and spinal tumours.
The Foundation is the major intermediary for donations and research grants that are intended to support clinical neuroscience research in the areas of Neurology and Neurosurgery at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The University of Melbourne. The team comprises neurologists and neurosurgeons, research fellows, nurses and scientists.
All neuroscience research at The Royal Melbourne Hospital has undergone rigorous peer review by the Melbourne Health Human Research and Ethics Committees (HRECs), both of which are constituted in accordance with the requirements of the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australia Research Council and the Australian Vice Chancellor's Committee National Statement on Ethical Conduct on Human Research 2007.