Our team

Professor Shapour Jaberzadeh BSc, MSc, MSc App. Sci., PhD, GCHPE

  • Director of Research, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Primary and Allied Health Care, Monash University.
  • Director of Monash Neuromodulation Research Unit.

Professor Jaberzadeh, is a Physiotherapist/Neuroscientist, completed his Physiotherapy degree at Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran (1985) and subsequently a Masters of Physiotherapy (Research) Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (1992). Then he undertook a clinical MSc degree (Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, 1997) and finally he completed his PhD studies (2002) in Motor Control of Human Movements at University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. After 4 years of working as a postdoctoral research fellow in Adelaide University, he joined Monash University in 2005 as a founding staff member. Since joining to the Monash university, he has developed a substantial research program including a team of over 15 physiotherapists, physiologists’ postdoctoral researchers, higher degree by research students and honours students.

Professor Jaberzadeh runs a substantive research program across Non-invasive Brain Stimulation & Neuromodulation at Department of Physiotherapy, utilising brain stimulation and neuroimaging techniques including Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), functional and structural MRI, EEG, evoked potentials and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). The primary focus of this program is on the development of new brain stimulation-based treatments for neurological and neuromusculoskeletal disorders. There is a special focus on the effects of cognition on physical performance. His research is also focused on the better understanding of brain function/dysfunction in healthy brain and also brain in pathological conditions.

  Higher degree by research students

Shabnam Behrangrad
PHD Candidate

Project title: Concurrent bilateral anodal tDCS of primary motor cortex and cerebellum: a study of the effects on cortical excitability and balance.

Email: shabnam.behrangrad@monash.edu


Mac Hall
PHD Candidate

Project title: Concurrent dual site anodal transcranial direct current stimulation in management of pain and normalization of  brain changes in patients with chronic low  back pain.

Email: MacGregor.Hall@monash.edu

Abubakar Salihu
PHD Candidate

Project title: Does Anodal Transcranial Direct Currents stimulation counteract the adverse effects of increased cognitive load on Balance?

Email: abubakar.salihu@monash.edu

Nahid Divandari
PHD Candidate

Project title: The association between different cognitive domains with postural balance.

Email: nahid.divandari@monash.edu

Mona Malekahmad
PHD Candidate

Project title: Does the effects of transcranial pulsed current stimulation (tPCS) on corticospinal excitability (CSE) and motor performance is frequency specific?

Email: mona.malekahmad@monash.edu


Azadeh Torkan
MSc Candidate

Project title: The effects of fifth-generation  mobile phone radiation on corticospinal  excitability and neural oscillations in motor  and non-motor regions of the cerebral cortex.

Email: azadeh.torkan@monash.edu


Lisa Wilson
MSc Candidate

Project title: Developing and Evaluating a Maximal, Incremental, Externally Paced Step Test for Adults with Cystic Fibrosis.

Email: lisa.wilson@monash.edu