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Researcher: Collins, J (Dr Jessica Collins)

Fields of Research

Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Cellular nervous system
Central nervous system
Geriatrics and gerontology
Behavioural neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience
Artificial intelligence
Peripheral nervous system
Virtual and mixed reality
Exercise physiology
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Preventative health care
Speech recognition
Applications in health
Behavioural epidemiology
Digital health
Analytical biochemistry
Cell development, proliferation and death
Proteomics and intermolecular interactions (excl. medical proteomics)
Primary health care
Intensive care

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Health related to ageing
Prevention of human diseases and conditions
Preventive medicine
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Determinants of health
Behaviour and health
Mental health
Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
Efficacy of medications
Artificial intelligence
Injury prevention and control

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Accurate and unbiased quantitation of Amyloid-β fluorescence images using ImageSURF; Current Alzheimer Research
Age moderates the effects of traumatic brain injury on beta-amyloid plaque load in APP/PS1 mice; Journal of Neurotrauma
Association Between Components of Cognitive Reserve and Serum BDNF in Healthy Older Adults; Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Coherence and cognition in the cortex: the fundamental role of parvalbumin, myelin, and the perineuronal net; Brain structure & Function
Increased age and higher levels of cognitive reserve are associated with lower serum BDNF levels in healthy older adults; Australian Dementia Forum 2021
Late-life environmental enrichment preserves short-term memory and may attenuate microglia in male APP/PS1 mice; Neuroscience
Low intensity repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation modulates skilled motor learning in adult mice; Scientific Reports
Pathological links between traumatic brain injury and dementia: Australian pre-clinical research; Journal of Neurotrauma
Repeat propofol anesthesia does not exacerbate plaque deposition or synapse loss in APP/PS1 Alzheimer's disease mice; BMC Anesthesiology
Sex-specific protective effects of cognitive reserve on age-related cognitive decline: A 5-Year prospective cohort study; Neurology
Subthreshold repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation drives structural synaptic plasticity in the young and aged motor cortex; Brain Stimulation
The axon as a physical structure in health and acute trauma; Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
The effect of focal brain injury on beta-amyloid plaque deposition, inflammation and synapses in the APP/PS1 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease; Experimental Neurology
The effect of focal brain injury on beta-amyloid plaque deposition, inflammation and synapses in the APP/PS1 mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease; Society for Neuroscience Meeting 2014
The ISLAND clinic: first year outcomes of a new state-wide ‘one-stop’ cognitive clinic in Tasmania; ADRF - Australian Dementia Research Forum
The TAS Test project: a prospective longitudinal validation of new online motor-cognitive tests to detect preclinical Alzheimer’s disease and estimate 5-year risks of cognitive decline and dementia; BMC Neurology

Research Projects

Blood-based biomarkers for neurodegeneration dementia; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Detecting microvascular injury after stroke using a blood test; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Developing biosensors for high throughput screening to detect those at risk of dementia; Perpetual Trustees (PT)
Developing new tools to diagnose and monitor MND; Motor Neurone Disease Research Australia (MNDRA)
Exploring clinic manifestations of late-onset Essential Tremor: a pre-cognitive biomarker of dementia? ; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)

Research Candidate Supervision