1993 …2023
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Biography

In her role of Deputy Dean, Academic and Graduate Affairs, Professor Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis is responsible for the oversight of academic performance (academic and research staff) across the areas of probation, performance development and promotion. She supports Heads of School/Department/Institute Directors and academic staff in strengthening academic performance and drives a culture of performance excellence. She is also responsible for the oversight of graduate research degrees (PhD and Masters by research), including development of student recruitment strategies, quality selection tools, enrolments, timely completions, international exchange programs, and up-skilling for work-readiness via targeted professional development training as part of the Monash doctoral program.

Professor Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis was awarded her PhD in 1997 at Monash University. She has held several academic leadership positions within the School of Psychological Sciences, including as Course Convenor of first year Psychology (across multiple campuses), Course Convenor of the Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience, Director of Graduate Research, and in Faculty leadership positions, including as Associate Dean, Graduate Research, and currently as Deputy Dean, Academic and Graduate Affairs.

Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis is Professor of Psychology and Heads the Georgiou-Karistianis Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit within the Turner Institute of Brain and Mental Health, School of Psychological Sciences. She is internationally renowned for her pioneering research in rare neurodegenerative disorders, in particular Huntington’s disease (HD) and Friedreich ataxia (FRDA). She leads large multidisciplinary NHMRC and Philanthropy funded research programs (IMAGE-HD and IMAGE-FRDA) with the discovery of sensitive neuroimaging biomarkers for tracking disease progression, providing new insights for examining and treating disease at the brain, cognitive and motor level. She has over 190 peer-reviewed scientific publications, several book chapters, and has attracted over $12M in research funding from the NHMRC, ARC-Linkage and Philanthropic organisations. The impact of her work is recognised by key-note addresses at leading international conferences, including the World Congress of Huntington’s Disease; Cure Huntington’s Disease Initiative (CHDI) Foundation Annual Therapeutics Conference; and European Huntington’s Disease Network. She is Director of the Huntington’s Research Group of Victoria (HRGV) and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Huntington's Disease. She currently serves on a number of international committees, including with the Huntington’s Disease Regulatory Science Consortium (HD-RSC), Critical Path Institute, Arizona (USA), and the Cure Huntington’s Disease Initiative (CHDI) Foundation Inc, New York (USA). She has a long-standing commitment for excellence in training of PhD students and early career researchers. She has supervised 29 PhD students to completion, with seven successful recipients of NHMRC early career research fellowships.

Email: nellie.georgiou-karistianis@monash.edu

 

For donations to Huntington's Disease research, please use the following link:

http://community.monash.edu.au/hrgv

 

To follow HRGV and ENRU on social media:

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Keywords

  • Cognitive Function
  • Friedreich Ataxia
  • Huntington Disease
  • Motor Function
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Neuroimaging
  • Exercise training
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Dementia
  • Cognitive brain training

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Projects 2002 2023

Research Output 1993 2019

Longitudinal evaluation of iron concentration and atrophy in the dentate nuclei in friedreich ataxia

Ward, P. G. D., Harding, I. H., Close, T. G., Corben, L. A., Delatycki, M. B., Storey, E., Georgiou-Karistianis, N. & Egan, G. F., Mar 2019, In : Movement Disorders. 34, 3, p. 335-343 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A critical review of brain and cognitive reserve in Huntington's disease

Soloveva, M. V., Jamadar, S. D., Poudel, G. & Georgiou-Karistianis, N., 1 May 2018, In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 88, p. 155-169 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Can rehabilitation improve the health and well-being in Friedreich’s ataxia: a randomized controlled trial?

Milne, S. C., Corben, L. A., Roberts, M., Murphy, A., Tai, G., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Yiu, E. M. & Delatycki, M. B., 1 May 2018, In : Clinical Rehabilitation. 32, 5, p. 630-643 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cerebral abnormalities in Friedreich Ataxia: A review

Selvadurai, L. P., Harding, I. H., Corben, L. A. & Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Jan 2018, In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 84, p. 394-406 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Computerised training improves cognitive performance in chronic pain: A participant-blinded randomised active-controlled trial with remote supervision

Baker, K. S., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Lampit, A., Valenzuela, M., Gibson, S. J. & Giummarra, M. J., 1 Apr 2018, In : Pain. 159, 4, p. 644-655 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2004 2017

  • 2 Editorial responsibility
  • 1 Peer review responsibility

Recent Patents on Biomarkers (Journal)

Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis (Editor in chief)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Journal of Huntington's Disease (Journal)

Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis (Editor in chief)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

NHMRC Project Grants Peer Review (Event)

Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis (Editor in chief)
20042017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Press / Media

By tracking postgraduate careers, we can build on data with destiny

Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis

11/10/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Hunting for an answer

Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis

4/03/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Huntington’s breakthrough

Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis

4/03/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

New help for brain disease

Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis

4/03/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Clue to brain disease help

Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis

4/03/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities