Melinda Fitzgerald

Dr, Professor, BSc PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M085), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 975 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
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Personal profile

External positions

Professor of Neurotrauma, Curtin University of Technology

1 Apr 2017 → …

Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science, Perron Institute for Nerurological and Translational Science

1 Apr 2017 → …


  • Spreading damage following partial injury to the CNS
  • Reducing damage following injury to the central nervous system
  • Nanotechnology for neurotrauma
  • 670nm light therapy for reducing damage of neurotrauma
  • Ion channel inhibitors for treatment of neurotrauma
  • Demyelination and remyelination following injury to the CNS
  • Neuroscience, neuroprotection and protection of myelin following neurotrauma

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Projects 2006 2019

Research Output 2007 2018

  • 975 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
  • 63 Article
  • 4 Abstract/Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article
1 Citations

Inflammation and blood-brain barrier breach remote from the primary injury following neurotrauma

Smith, N., Giacci, M., Gough, A., Bailey, C., McGonigle, T., Black, A., Clarke, T., Bartlett, C., Swaminatha Iyer, K., Dunlop, S. & Fitzgerald, M., 2018, In : Journal of Neuroinflammation. 15, p. 201

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Blood-Brain Barrier
Wounds and Injuries
Optic Nerve Injuries

Intracellular speciation of gold nanorods alters the conformational dynamics of genomic DNA

Ho, D. W., Kretzmann, J., Norret, M., Toshniwal, P., Veder, J. P., Jiang, H., Guagliardo, P., Munshi, A. M. A., Chawla, R., Evans, C., Clemons, T., Nguyen, M., Kretzmann, A., Blythe, A., Saunders, M., Archer, M., Fitzgerald, M., Keelan, J., Bond, C., Kilburn, M. & 3 othersHurley, L., Smith, N. & Swaminatha Iyer, K., Dec 2018, In : Nature Nanotechnology. 13, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

deoxyribonucleic acid
2 Citations

Oligodendroglia are particularly vulnerable to oxidative damage after neurotrauma in vivo

Giacci, M. K., Bartlett, C. A., Smith, N. M., Iyer, K. S., Toomey, L. M., Jiang, H., Guagliardo, P., Kilburn, M. R. & Fitzgerald, M., 18 Jul 2018, In : The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 38, 29, p. 6491-6504 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wounds and Injuries
Cellular Structures
Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry

Retinal genes are differentially expressed in areas of primary versus secondary degeneration following partial optic nerve injury

Chiha, W., LeVaillant, C. J., Bartlett, C. A., Hewitt, A. W., Melton, P. E., Fitzgerald, M. & Harvey, A. R., 1 Feb 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 2, e0192348.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Optic Nerve Injuries

The Effects of a Combination of Ion Channel Inhibitors in Female Rats Following Repeated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Mao, Y., Black, A. M. B., Milbourn, H. R., Krakonja, S., Nesbit, M., Bartlett, C. A., Fehily, B., Takechi, R., Yates, N. J. & Fitzgerald, M., Nov 2018, In : International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19, 11, 18 p., 3408.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Brain Concussion
brain damage
Ion Channels
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