Current Research

In this section, we will post both local opportunities to participate in research studies as well as recently published research which may be specific to FND or related to common co-occuring conditions.

FND Research Projects in Women’s Health, Pregnancy and FND – Recruiting Women with FND aged 18 and up.
Dr Alex Lehn and Dr David Palmer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (QLD, Australia) are currently recruiting women with FND aged 18 or over to participate in surveys related to Women's Health, Pregnancy and FND. 1. The first study looks at the effect that pregnancies and pregnancy-related issues have on symptoms of FND. For anyone interested please follow this link for more information and to fill out the online survey: 2. The second study investigate…
Perspectives on FND
In March, we hosted our first hybrid online event in Brisbane to raise awareness of FND. Nerine led a multidisciplinary panel discussion with Clinical Psychologist, Dr Hui Quek of Kinexus Psychology and Movement Disorder Neurologist, Dr David Palmer from the Nambour and Sunshine Coast University Hospitals. Recording of Perspectives on FND If you missed the event and would like to watch the recording, you can access it here: Perspectives on FND.mp4 Articles/Books mentioned in t…
FND Research Project on Attention – Recruiting Brisbane Participants
David Palmer and the Movement Disorder Team at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (in Brisbane QLD) are looking for people with FND aged 18 or over who have had symptoms of FND within the last month to participate in a study of the way they control attention. The study tests whether there are differences between how people with FND and people who don’t have FND control their attention. They think that this might provide important insights into the root cause of the abnormal brain processing that…
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Please note: we are promoting information and opportunities for individuals but are not directly affiliated with the research. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the researcher or research team directly.