School of Medicine and Pharmacology

Neurosciences and behavioural sciences

Research LeadersProfessor Leon Flicker

Professor Leon Flicker

As the inaugural Professor of Geriatric Medicine at UWA, Leon Flicker's position is testament to the fact that the aging population is of growing concern to Australia.

But according to the Professor, growing old is not an automatic ticket to infirmary and dependence. Instead it can be an opportunity for growth and development.

This area looks at the nervous sytem and the behaviour of particular cells and their relationship to diseases such as dementia and schizophrenia.

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