Neuroimmunology Research

The neuroimmunology research group seeks to improve understanding of the relationship between the immune and nervous systems.

We do this via the study of diseases such as multiple sclerosis and autoimmune encephalitis where the immune system attacks the brain.

We aim to better understand the underlying mechanisms of these disorders via multimodal approaches combining clinical knowledge with research tools such as multimodal magnetic resonance imaging.

Key research achievements of our group include the first comprehensive study of autoimmune encephalitis undertaken in Queensland as well as international research publications in multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis.

Group Members:

Dr Andrew Swayne

Dr Reuben Beer

Dr Kristen Lefever

Ms Tamara Powell