Clinical Research Centre for Movement Disorders and Gait

The Clinical Research Centre for Movement Disorders and Gait investigates neurological conditions with particular reference to basal ganglia and cerebellar disorders such as Parkinson's disease and autism. The Centre has continued to expand its fields of research with new studies in Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Professor Robert Iansek

  • Appointment: Head of Division – Clinical Research Centre for Movement Disorders and Gait; Director, Movement Disorders Program, Monash Health
  • Qualifications: Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP – Neurology); PhD; Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) (Honours 2); Bachelor of Medical Sciences (B Med Sc) (Honours 1)
  • Research interests: Neurology; Multidisciplinary research
  • Email: Robert.Iansek@monash.edu
  • Phone: +61 3 9265 1393 / Fax: +61 3 9265 1577

Dr Anna Murphy

  • Appointment: Manager & Biomechanist / Adjunct Senior Lecturer – Clinical Research Centre for Movement Disorders and Gait
  • Qualifications: PhD Biomechanics (The University of Queensland); BHlthSci (Honours - La Trobe University); BApplSci (HM - Wollongong University)
  • Role: Biomechanics expertise and management of the Clinical Research Centre for Movement Disorders and Gait
  • Research interests: Gait, biomechanics; neurological impairments with gait disorders
  • Email: AnnaT.Murphy@monashhealth.org
  • Phone: +61 3 9265 1453 / Fax: +61 3 9265 1577

Ms Tracy Taylor

  • Appointment: Administration Manager / Project Manager – Clinical Research Centre for Movement Disorders and Gait
  • Role: Administration Manager – CRCMDG; Project Manager – NHMRC ADHD Grant 2011-2015
  • Email: Tracy.Taylor@monashhealth.org
  • Phone: +61 3 9265 1508 / Fax: +61 3 9265 1577

Ms Gracy Presti

  • Appointment: Administration Assistant – Clinical Research Centre for Movement Disorders and Gait
  • Role: Administration Assistant – CRCMDG & Clinical Gait Analysis Service
  • Email: Gracy.Presti@monashhealth.org
  • Phone: +61 3 9265 1393 / Fax: +61 3 9265 1577

Ms Dianne Cameron

  • Appointment: Physiotherapist / Adjunct Research Fellow – Clinical Research Centre for Movement Disorders and Gait
  • Qualifications: Graduate Diploma in NeuroRehabilitation (University of Western Australia); currently enrolled in Bachelor of Dementia Care (University of Tasmania); Post-Graduate Certificate Health Science (Grad Cert HSc); Post-Graduate Certificate Physiotherapy (Grad Cert Phty (Paeds)); Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPhty)
  • Research interests: Gait analysis; Gait in disability (paediatric and adult)
  • Email: Dianne.Cameron@monashhealth.org;
  • Phone: +61 3 9265 1360 / Fax: +61 3 9265 1577

Ms Mary Danoudis

  • Appointment: Physiotherapist / Adjunct Research Fellow – Clinical Research Centre for Movement Disorders and Gait
  • Qualifications: Diploma of Business Studies; Masters of Physiotherapy; Bachelor of Applied Science – Physiotherapy; Diploma of Physiotherapy
  • Research interests: Gait and falls; Movement disorders
  • Email: Mary.Danoudis@monashhealth.org
  • Phone: +61 3 9265 1360 / Fax: +61 3 9265 1577

Dr Jenny McGinley

  • Appointment: Affiliate – Clinical Research Centre for Movement Disorders and Gait / MONARC
  • Qualifications: PhD; Graduate Diploma (Neurosciences); Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
  • Research interests: Gait across the lifespan; Gait in neurological disorders
  • Email: mcginley@unimelb.edu.au

Annette Davis

  • PhD candidate: 'Keeping elderly ladies on their feet'

Godfrey Keung

  • PhD candidate: ‘Development of walking assistive device’

Michael Stanley

  • PhD candidate