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A/Prof Anneke van der Walt is a Neurologist and a Principal Research Fellow at the Central Clinical School, Monash University.  She completed her undergraduate training in South Africa before relocating to Australia where she completed specialist training in Neurology and a PhD in Neuroscience under supervision of Professors Trevor Kilpatrick and Helmut Butzkueven at the University of Melbourne. Her research interests include treatment of MS tremor, cerebellar dysfunction in MS, and MS cognition. She has additional training in neuro-ophthalmology and works as a consultant at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. 

Van Der Walt Lab

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, Bionics Institute

1 Feb 2015 → …

Consultant Neuroophthalmologist, The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital (RVEEH)

1 Feb 2008 → …


  • Neuroscience
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Optic neuritis

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Projects 2015 2023

Research Output 2005 2018

Association of Inflammation and Disability Accrual in Patients with Progressive-Onset Multiple Sclerosis

Hughes, J. , Jokubaitis, V. , Lugaresi, A. , Hupperts, R. , Izquierdo, G. , Prat, A. , Girard, M. , Duquette, P. , Grand'maison, F. , Grammond, P. , Sola, P. , Ferraro, DI. , Ramo-Tello, C. , Trojano, M. , Slee, M. , Shaygannejad, V. , Boz, C. , Lechner-Scott, J. , Van Pesch, V. , Pucci, E. & 12 others Solaro, C., Verheul, F., Terzi, M., Granella, F., Spitaleri, D., Alroughani, R., Jun, J. K., Fambiatos, A., Van Der Walt, A., Butzkueven, H., Kalincik, T. & for the MSBase Study Group 1 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : JAMA Neurology. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Fibre-specific white matter changes in multiple sclerosis patients with optic neuritis

Gajamange, S., Raffelt, D., Dhollander, T., Lui, E., van der Walt, A., Kilpatrick, T., Fielding, J., Connelly, A. & Kolbe, S. 1 Jan 2018 In : NeuroImage: Clinical. 17, p. 60-68 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Serial Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Optic Radiations after Acute Optic Neuritis

Kolbe, S., Walt, A. V. D., Butzkueven, H., Klistorner, A., Egan, G. F. & Kilpatrick, T. J. 2016 In : Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology. 2016, 6 p., 2764538

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Multifocal VEP assessment of optic neuritis evolution

Alshowaeir, D., Yannikas, C., Garrick, R., Van Der Walt, A., Graham, S. L., Fraser, C. & Klistorner, A. 1 Aug 2015 In : Clinical Neurophysiology. 126, 8, p. 1617-1623 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Parallel changes in structural and functional measures of optic nerve myelination after optic neuritis

van der Walt, A., Kolbe, S. C., Mitchell, P. J., Wang, Y., Butzkueven, H., Egan, G., Yiannikas, C., Graham, S., Kilpatrick, T. J. & Klistorner, A. 2015 In : PLoS ONE. 10, 5, 11 p., e0121084

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access