Our Research Groups

The HRGV represents a collaboration of scientific and clinical investigators from academic, clinical and research centres. We meet on a regular basis to keep our partnerships engaged, active, and ongoing.

Collectively, we provide clinical and support services, and advocate on behalf of people impacted by HD. We conduct world-class research to improve what we know about HD and how we treat it.

Learn more about our various members below.

Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (Monash University)

Under the leadership of Professor Julie Stout, the Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory is known for their development and implementation of strategies and tools for sensitive measurement of cognitive function to aid in the understanding and treatment of Huntington Disease.

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The Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit (Monash University)

The research unit is directed by Professor Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis and is internationally renowned for its innovative cognitive, motor and brain imaging research in rare, adult onset neurodegenerative disorders, including Huntington's disease and Friedreich’s ataxia.

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The Neuropsychiatry Unit (Royal Melbourne Hospital)

The Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuropsychiatry Unit is the a clinical unit of the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre - a joint initiative between North Western Mental Health and the University of Melbourne. We are a statewide specialist mental health service based at the John Cade Building of the Royal Melbourne Hospital that offers neuropsychiatric assessment and advice to psychiatric, neurological and other medical and mental health services.

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The University of Melbourne Huntington's Disease Research Group

The University of Melbourne Huntington’s Disease Research Group was established by Emeritus Professor Edmond Chiu in 1989. The team, led by Dr Anita Goh, is active in conducting national and international research into improving the quality of life of families affected by HD.

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Protein Misfolding and Proteostasis Laboratory

The Protein Misfolding and Proteostasis laboratory (also known as the Hatters lab) is part of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne. the lab uses a wide range of state-of-the-art molecular biology approaches to study the molecular drivers of Huntington disease and other neurodegenerative diseases

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Epigenetics and Neural Plasicity Laboratory

The Epigenetics and Neural Plasticity Laboratory is part of the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. It is lead by Professor Anthony Hannan and is focused on understanding Huntington's disease with the goal of developing new treatments.

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About HRGV

HRGV aims to advance knowledge about the cause(s), pathogenesis, clinical and social impacts of Huntington’s disease and related disorders and to develop and implement scientific strategies promising therapeutic and psychosocial interventions.

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Participants Required

We require participants for our numerous studies. Most studies offer some form of compensation for your time. Please take some time to look at our available studies here and help us improve treatment outcomes for people with Huntington's Disease. You can also sign up for our Participant Registry and be kept up to date with research projects that are relevant to you!

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