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Professor Tim Anderson (Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch)

Stuttering; Laser methods of oculomotor recording; Parkinsonism and movement disorder; Eye movement in neurological diseases
Work: 64 3 3640 938, 64 3 364 0530 x 80929
Email: tim.anderson@otago.ac.nz

Dr John Ashton (Pharmacology & Toxicology)

Cannabinoids; Cannabinoid pharmacology; Cerebral ischemia; Endocannabinoid system; Hypoxia-ischemia; Neuroinflammation; Neuropathic pain; Neuropharmacology; Neuroprotection; Pain; Pharmacology
Work: 64 3 479 3040
Email: john.ashton@otago.ac.nz

Associate Professor Graeme Hammond-Tooke (Medicine)

Clinical neurology with emphasis on neuromuscular disorders, including muscle and nerve pathology; Functional MRI of the brain
Work: 64 3 474 0999 x 58361
Email: Graeme.Hammond-Tooke@southerndhb.govt.nz

Professor Brian Hyland (Physiology)

Brain reward systems; Brain mechanisms for movement control; Research into treatments for Parkinson's disease
Work: 64 3 479 7342
Email: brian.hyland@otago.ac.nz

Professor Richard Jones (Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch)

Biomedical engineering; Neural engineering; Neurotechnology; Human performance engineering; Quantification of upper-limb sensory-motor & cognitive dysfunction, particularly in brain disorders (stroke, Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain injury); Off-road prediction of driving ability; Lapses of responsiveness - characteristics and detection from behavioural measures (tracking and videometrics) and electrophysiological signals (EEG, EOG); Signal processing in clinical neurophysiology; Detection of epileptic activity; Virtual-reality approaches to neurorehabilitation; Neural control of swallowing
Work: 64 3 378 6077
Email: richard.jones@otago.ac.nz

Dr Michael MacAskill (Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch)

Eye movement, Parkinson's disease
Work: 64 3 378 6072
Email: michael.macaskill@nzbri.org

Associate Professor Motohide Miyahara (School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences)

Motor Development; Adapted Physical Activity; Developmental Neuropsychology; Developmental Coordination Disorder; Dyspraxia/Apraxia in Children and Older Adults; Psychosocial Issues of People with Disability
Work: 64 3 479 8387
Email: motohide.miyahara@otago.ac.nz

Mr Julian O'Hagan (School of Physiotherapy)

Assessment and treatment of balance, dizziness and vertigo; Assessment and treatment of concussion; Use and analysis of Neurocom Balance Master Equitest machine
Work: 64 3 479 5757 | Mobile: 64 27 378 3831
Email: julian.ohagan@otago.ac.nz

Associate Professor Lynette Sadleir (Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Otago, Wellington)

Paediatric neurology; Epilepsy; Epilepsy genetics; Electroencephalograms
Work: 64 4 385 5541 x 6138
Email: lynette.sadleir@otago.ac.nz

Dr Jon Shemmell (School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences)

Cortical plasticity; Stroke; Transcranial magnetic stimulation
Work: 64 3 479 8388
Email: jon.shemmell@otago.ac.nz

Dr Thorsten Stanley (Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Otago, Wellington)

Neonatology; Epilepsy; Allergy; Asthma; General pediatrics
Work: 64 4 918 6142 | Mobile: 64 21 243 6632
Email: thorsten.stanley@otago.ac.nz

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