Oncologist Dr. Belinda Yeoh and a patient


Medical and Cognitive Research Unit

The Medical and Cognitive Research Unit (MCRU) is the largest dementia clinical trials site in the southern hemisphere and one of the largest in the world.

Our researchers have an international reputation for their expertise in Alzheimer's disease (AD) research.

We conduct numerous trials with the aim of finding drugs to assist people with dementia.

Who do we work with?

The MCRU has existing relevant Collaborations with:

  • The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
  • Austin Health's Cognitive, Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS) 
  • ADNet (Australian Dementia Network)
  • AIBL - the Australia Imaging, Biomarker and Lifestyle Study
  • Dementia Australia
What do we provide?

The MCRU has the physical capacity to conduct phase 1 to 4 stage trials with infusion, pathology, neuro-cognitive rating areas and imaging abilities (MRI, PET, CT, Bone Density) as required for all types of clinical trials.

Contact us

If you are interested in participating in one of our clinical trials, please contact:

Phone: 03 9496 4235