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Dr Travis Cruickshank

Travis is a researcher within the School of Medical and Health Sciences investigating Huntington's disease.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2015.
  • Bachelor of Science major in Human in Human Biology, Edith Cowan University, 2009.


Recent Research Grants

  • The development and evaluation of a novel multidisciplinary therapy coaching program for people with mild-to-moderate Huntington’s disease. ,  Perpetual Ltd,  IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program,  2018 - 2021,  $445,021.
  • The effect of cognitive and exercise training on Brain Atrophy and Cognitive Decline in Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Adjuvant Chemotherapy Agents,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Collaborative Cancer Grant Scheme,  2018 - 2019,  $49,966.
  • The development and evaluation of a novel multidisciplinary therapy application for individuals with Huntington’s disease ,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2017 Open Round,  2018 - 2019,  $125,549.
  • The effect of multidisciplinary therapy on neurodegeneration and clinical decline in Huntington’s disease individuals before the onset of diagnosable symptoms.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2016,  2016 - 2017,  $27,900.
  • HEROs Huntington's disease Exercise Rehabilitation Optimisation Study,  Lotterywest,  Grant,  2014 - 2017,  $780,974.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Bartlett, D., Cruickshank, T., Hannan, A., Eastwood, P., Lazar, A., Ziman, M., (2016), Neuroendocrine and neurotrophic signaling in Huntington's Disease: Implications for pathogenic mechanisms and treatment strategies. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 71(2016), 444-454, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.09.006.
  • Cruickshank, T., Thompson, J., Domínguez , J., Reyes, A., Bynevelt, M., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Barker, R., Ziman, M., (2015), The effect of multidisciplinary rehabilitation on brain structure and cognition in Huntington's disease: an exploratory study. Brain and Behavior, 5(2), 1-10, West Sussex, UK, John Wiley and Sons Ltd, DOI: 10.1002/brb3.312.
  • Cruickshank, T., Reyes, A., Ziman, M., (2015), A systematic review and meta-analysis of strength training in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson disease. Medicine, 94(4), e411, Wolters Kluwer Health, DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000000411.
  • Reyes, A., Cruickshank, T., Nosaka, K., Ziman, M., (2015), Respiratory muscle training on pulmonary and swallowing function in patients with Huntington's disease: A pilot randomised controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 29(10), 961-973, SAGE Publications Ltd, DOI: 10.1177/0269215514564087.
  • Collins, L., Begeti, F., Panin, F., Lazar, A., Cruickshank, T., Ziman, M., Mason, S., Barker, R., (2015), Novel Nut and Bolt Task Quantifies Motor Deficits in Premanifest and Manifest Huntington’s Disease. PLoS Currents, 7(Huntington Disease), online, San Francisco, USA, Public Library of Science, DOI: 10.1371/currents.hd.ded251617ae62a1364506b0521bd3761.
  • Reyes, A., Cruickshank, T., Ziman, M., Nosaka, K., (2014), Pulmonary function in patients with Huntington's Disease. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 14(2014), Article No. 89, BioMed Central Ltd, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2466-14-89.
  • Cruickshank, T., Reyes, A., Penailillo, L., Thompson, J., Ziman, M., (2014), Factors that contribute to balance and mobility impairments in individuals with Huntington's disease. Basal Ganglia, 4(2), 67-70, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.baga.2014.04.002.
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