NEU Research

Professor George Jelinek

Author of 'Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis', founder and Honorary Professor at NEU
Professor George Jelinek is the founder of the Neuroepidemiology Unit (NEU) within the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at The University of Melbourne.

Dr Sandra Neate

Head of the Neuroepidemiology Unit and a Senior Clinical Research Fellow
MBBS DipRACOG, DA(UK), Grad Cert Forensic Med, FACEM
Sandra's research interest is peoples’ experiences of adopting lifestyle medicine.

Dr Nupur Nag

Deputy Head of the Neuroepidemiology Unit and Senior Research Fellow.
BSc(Hons), PhD
Nupur is a neuroscientist and Senior Research Fellow. Her research interests are modifiable lifestyle factors in MS and other neurological conditions, data linkage, and research translation.

Dr Steve Simpson Jr

Epidemiologist and Senior Research Fellow
Steve is an epidemiologist and Senior Research Fellow whose research interest is modifiable lifestyle and other aetiological factors in MS and chronic illness.

Associate Professor Tracey Weiland

Clinical Psychologist and Principal Research Fellow.
BBSc(Hons), MPsych(Health), PhD, MAPS, FCCLP, FASLM
Tracey's research interests are lifestyle modification in MS and adjustment to chronic illness.

Maggie Yu

Research Assistant
Maggie is a Research Assistant, with research interests relating to promoting health and wellbeing of people with chronic illness.

Alexander Fidao

Research Assistant, NEU
MPH GD-Biostat BSc
Alex joined the OMS team in 2019 as a research assistant in the Neuroepidemiology Unit.

Xin Lin

Research Assistant
BBmed, MPH
Xin is a Research Assistant, focusing on modifiable lifestyle behaviours and MS.

William Bevens

PhD candidate and Research Assistant
William is a current PhD candidate, focusing on e-health and lifestyle interventions in MS.

Dr Keryn Taylor

Psychiatrist and Honorary Senior Clinical Research Fellow
BSc, MBChB, FRANZCP, Cert. Consul. Liaison Psych
Keryn's clinical and research interests include the psychological adjustment to physical illness, neuropsychiatry and lifestyle medicine.