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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 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 - 2021,  $49,966.
  • 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 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., Dominguez D, JF., Reyes, A., Zaenker, P., Feindel, K., Newton, R., Hannan, A., Slater, J., Eastwood, P., Lazar, A., Ziman, M., Cruickshank, T., (2019), Investigating the Relationships Between Hypothalamic Volume and Measures of Circadian Rhythm and Habitual Sleep in Premanifest Huntington’s Disease. Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, 6(January 2019), 1-8, DOI:
  • Reyes, A., Castillo, A., Castillo, J., Cornejo, I., Cruickshank, T., (2019), The Effects of Respiratory Muscle Training on Phonatory Measures in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease. Journal of Voice, 33(4), 1-7, Last author, DOI:
  • Cruickshank, T., Reyes, A., Penailillo, L., Pulverenti, T., Bartlett, D., Zaenker, P., Blazevich, T., Newton, R., Thompson, J., Lo, J., Ziman, M., (2018), Effects of multidisciplinary therapy on physical function in Huntington’s disease. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 138(6), 500-507, United States, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc., DOI: 10.1111/ane.13002.
  • Reyes, A., Salomonczyk, D., Teo, W., Medina, L., Bartlett, D., Pirogovsky-Turk, E., Zaenker, P., Bloom, J., Simmons, R., Ziman, M., Gilbert, P., Cruickshank, T., (2018), Computerised dynamic posturography in premanifest and manifest individuals with Huntington's disease. Scientific Reports, 8(1), Article number 14615, United Kingdom, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-32924-y.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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