Melbourne Dementia Research Centre
The Melbourne Dementia Research Centre (MDRC) is a joint collaboration between the University of Melbourne and The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and has a charter to transform research in Dementia.
The Centre seeks to achieve real outcomes for people living with dementia by developing new and better diagnostics, and discovering novel treatment possibilities.
The MDRC is a truly multidisciplinary hub of research that spans from basic laboratory research all the way through to human clinical trials.
Through its network of global collaborators, the MDRC exists at the forefront of the latest developments in the field.
The Centre is led by Professor Ashley Bush, a world leader in dementia research and Australia’s most highly cited neuroscientist. Director Bush is supported by the Leadership Board comprising Professor Patricia Desmond, Associate Professor Amy Brodtmann, and Dr. Scott Ayton.
A glimpse at our projects
- Network disruptions following brain infarction: cognition, behaviour and regional brain volume change.
- Is stroke neurodegenerative? A longitudinal study of changes in brain volume and cognition after stroke (CANVAS: Cognition And Neocortical Volume After Stroke).
- Evaluating Imaging Methods in Dementia (TIMID).
- Motor Speech Disorders in Degenerative Brain Disease.
- Bereavement and Grief in Neurodegenerative Disease (BAGINS).
- Post Ischaemic Stroke Cardiovascular Exercise Study (PISCES).