1995 …2023

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Associate Professor Richard Beare 

Richard is an Associate Professor in the Academic Unit, Medicine, Peninsula Clinical School, within the Central Clinical School, whos expertise in Bioinformatics and Imaging is used to conduct high quality translational research into chronic conditions affecting the ageing population.

Current Projects

1. Imaging and statistical methods for longitudinal brain imaging studies.

Brain imaging studies using MRI generate large volumes of raw data that needs to be transformed into forms amenable to statistical analysis. Different types of image and different studies require different approaches. This project develops software processing pipelines to process data from studies run by our group, such as the TASCOG, CDOT, METTS, and within international datasets (ADNI). The project also develops methods for analysis of images from preclinical studies.

2. Analysis methods for structural covariance

Structural covariance is an approach to generating population level networks from brain structural MRI data. This differs from the typical source of brain network information such as diffusion weighted imaging or functional imaging. This project explores sparse methods for generation of structural covariance networks.

3. Health services planning and optimization using Google maps

Travel time is an important part of many health services, such as ambulance transport to hospital emergency departments for acute stroke. This project uses Google maps queries to construct objective estimates travel time that vary with traffic conditions to allow various models of health service delivery to be evaluated and compared.

Current Funding

  • Brain Research Foundation - Characterising structure-function relationships in childhood stroke using advanced brain imaging
  • NHMRC 1063608 The role of Central Haemodynamics in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus-related brain disease.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Ageing
  • Brain Research
  • Bioinformatics
  • Imaging

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