Neurorehabilitation and neuroplasticity

By using functional and structural neuroimaging to understand the brain mechanisms underlying aphasia and its recovery, diagnostic markers for recovery and response to treatment can be identified and more targeted and effective rehabilitation can be delivered. 

Neurobiological modulation of language learning

In order to identify new treatments of neurological language disorders, we are investigating ways to enhance language learning in healthy young and older adults. We have two current ARC grants investigating whether language and learning can be enhanced with exercise and with the introduction of white noise.

Developing new behavioural treatments of communication disorders

New treatments and management approaches are being developed utilising (1) hemispheric manipulations of attention and language in aphasia, and (2) new memory and communication training procedures for individuals with dementia and their carers.