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The BHRC Management Committee

Dr Nick Cutfield Clinical Deputy Director

Nick is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Dunedin School of Medicine and a neurologist at Dunedin Hospital. His research areas of interest include vestibular disorders, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and neuroimaging.

Associate Professor Stephanie Hughes

Steph is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry.

Associate Professor Christine Jasoni Director (chair)

Christine is an Associate Professor in the Anatomy Department at the Otago School of Medical Sciences.

Dr Ailsa McGregor

Dr McGregor’s area of interest is neurodegenerative diseases, neuroprotection and repair, in particular the development of disease models with clinically relevant endpoints as a basis for investigating potential therapies. Her research focuses on pharmacological enhancement of motor recovery after stroke and cholinergic dysfunction in Huntington's Disease and vascular dementia.

Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie

Dr Parr-Brownlie’s research focuses on the neural mechanisms that underlie voluntary movements and the movement deficits of Parkinson’s disease.

Dr Blake Porter Postgraduate Representative

Blake is a postdoctoral fellow working with Professor Mike Colombo in the Department of Psychology.