Research platforms

Research centres

Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Alertness, Safety and Productivity

The objective of the CRC is to reduce the financial and human costs to the community of sleep disorders. The CRC is developing new tools and products to improve alertness, increase productivity and enhance safety. Further information: http://www.alertnesscrc.com

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function

The Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function is addressing one of the greatest scientific challenges of the 21st century – to understand how the brain works. We investigate complex functions such as attention, prediction and decision-making, which require the coordination of information processing by many areas of the brain. We use a highly collaborative approach involving neurobiologists, cognitive scientists, engineers and physicists, allowing us to translate our discoveries into novel technologies for the social and economic benefit of all Australians. Further information: http://www.cibf.edu.au


Research platforms

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BASE (Be Active Sleep Eat)

BASE - Be Active Sleep & Eat - is designed to facilitate MICCN’s research through a unique multidisciplinary approach, enabling researchers, academics and professionals to integrate nutrition, sleep, exercise physiology and physical therapy research into practice within a single purpose-built facility at Notting Hill. Further information: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/base

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MBI (Monash Biomedical Imaging)

Monash Biomedical Imaging (MBI) is a Monash University research platform that has been developed in conjunction with a consortium of hospitals and research organisations, including the Australian Synchrotron, CSIRO and Monash Health. MBI undertakes and supports interdisciplinary and multi-modality biomedical imaging research. Further information: http://www.mbi.monash.edu.au

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CBTRU (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Research Unit)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Research Unit (CBTRU) has been designed to facilitate MICCN’s translational research capacity. Established in conjunction with leading CBT researchers, and clinical partners ACT Health and the Beck Institute; it provides services that include specialized assessments of practitioners’ relational or intervention competencies based on audio or video recordings of sessions; development and evaluation of clinical services; design and implementation of practitioner training programs, including on-line delivery. CBTRU is a state-of-the-art and purpose built facility, located within the Kazantzis laboratory at Monash University’s School of Psychological Sciences. Further information:

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Functional Genomics Facility

MICCN and The School of Psychological Sciences boasts the only Functional Genomics Facility to be housed in a Psychology School in the country.  The housing of this facility within the School of Psychological Sciences is testament to the growing recognition of the value of interfacing genetics with the study of psychological traits and psychopathological conditions. Services that the Facility offers include: DNA extraction from saliva or blood; plating of DNA; storage of DNA; targeted genotyping of VNTRs and microsatellites; medium throughput genotyping of SNPs using our Roche LightCycler equipment; functional genomic assays including gene reporter assays and qPCR in post mortem brain samples. The Functional Genomics Facility is housed within the Bellgrove Laboratory in the School of Psychological Sciences. Queries can be directed to Dr Ziarih Hawi or Professor Mark Bellgrove.

Monash Psychology Clinic

MPC provides a range of evidence-based psychological services to the community including adult, child, adolescent and family clinical psychology, and services related to concussion, sleep, memory and neuropsychology. MPC also provides consultation and training to community agencies and health professionals on issues such as child and family psychology, mental health promotion, neuropsychology and concussion management. Further information: