headbo-logo-onlyHEADBOX lab aims to understand the biological bases of human behaviour and cognition.  We use psychophysiology and psychopharmacology to generate new knowledge on brain function and assess how complementary therapies affect neurocognition.  A range of ground-breaking research projects are underway across several clinical areas including mild cognitive impairment, dementia, and cardiovascular disease.  HEADBOX lab offers the exciting opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team using cutting-edge research techniques including electrophysiology and ultrasonography.  We also have a vibrant fundamental science research stream investigating novel biomarkers for dementia, how brain function changes with age, and how our brain state affects task performance.



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Dr Genevieve Steiner, HEADBOX Team Leader










Mr Mahmoud Al-Dabbas, Research Assistant and WSU Summer Scholarship Recipient








Ms. Zainab Al-Modhefer, MRes Candidate and Podiatrist








Ms Elana Andrews-Marney, Clinical Trial Coordinator and WSU Summer Scholarship Recipient










Mrs Adele Cave, PhD Candidate, Research Assistant, and Phlebotomist









Mr Kanny Chow, Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist, and Research Volunteer








Mrs Katerina Christofides, PhD Candidate








Ms Lauren Dewsbury, MRes Candidate and Naturopath








Ms Naomi Fagan, Research Officer and Clinical Psychologist








Mr Jack Fogarty, Research Assistant and PhD Candidate








Dr Mark Hohenberg, Clinical Trial Consultant and Staff-Specialist Geriatrician









Mr Deyyan Jafar, Neuropsychology Research Assistant and Provisional Psychologist (Clinical Neuropsychology)











Ms Diana Karamacoska, Research Assistant and PhD Candidate








Dr Vince Oxenham, Clinical Trial Consultant and Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist









Ms Holly Eva Ratajec, PhD Candidate






Lauren Rispen





Ms Lauren Rispen, Physiology PhD Candidate and Echocardiographer








Ms Nikita Roy, Fulbright Scholar, University of Connecticut







Mr. David Varjabedian, Research Assistant and Psychology Honours Graduate





Contact Dr Steiner for more information or to discuss a potential collaboration.


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Abstract extension for #ASP2019 😱 Going to be a killer conference in Wollongong this year @UOW 🥳 @EMCRBrainAut.co/Y4HmbYezAw

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Our @DoktorGen presents some findings from Behind the Brainwaves study - brain changes in people with early stage… t.co/yPYKwAiFh5

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Fantastic talk by @DoktorGen comparing amnestic MCI and those without a cognitive impairment using #EEG - specific… t.co/XKA1nwnAt5

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Great talk, Adele! Clear and concise! Can't wait to see the results of your trial end of next year! #IRNDP2019t.co/ZcTvKjZKYZ

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PhD student @AdeleCave87 from @HEADBOXLab describing the study ratitonale for cognition support formula for cogniti… t.co/zOoF8b1nm7

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A treasure trove of Australian #dementia researchers! @CAIN_Lab from @UniversitySA,@DrHelen_Mac from @DeakinIPAN,… t.co/0XD1HqhlQA

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Great use of #EEG - promising predictive utility for #delirium - a major #dementia risk factor @GideonCaplant.co/qQebsaprwz

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Only 8 days to go! Abstract submissions for #ASP2019 are due on Friday October 18th. Click here for details… t.co/Wan0nSO7lg

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