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Who we are

SpinalCure is Australia’s premier nationally operating NFP funding spinal cord injury research, and we are:

  • Committed to making a cure for spinal cord injury not only achievable but available.
  • Funding breakthrough technologies, data, and creative thinking.
  • Supporting those who question the old science and embrace the new.
  • Collaborating with powerful partners who share our bold vision.
  • Investing in results and for maximum impact.

The Journey

SpinalCure Australia was founded 25 years ago with the sole aim of finding a cure for spinal cord injury through the promotion and funding of medical research.


Our three founders talk about the journey and their hopes for the future.

After decades of dashed hope, we are finally seeing real outcomes in this area and these advances have brought us to a time when the cure is no longer a matter of IF, it is now a matter of WHEN.

People who have been told they would never have control of their basic bodily functions are beginning to regain their dignity, independence and joy. And it is up to us to make sure that all those with spinal cord injuries who have been given brutal ultimatums about what their futures would hold, have a chance to experience this new reality.

Our impact

SpinalCure Australia was founded 25 years ago with the sole aim of finding a cure for spinal cord injury through the promotion and funding of medical research.

Directly raised $10m+ for Australian researchers nationally

Collaboratively raised $80m through the establishment of Neurotrauma Research Funds in three States

Secured $15m for SCI research through the 2019/20 NSW State Budget

Introduced neurostimulation research to Australia

Further key achievements include:

  • Making representation at Federal Government enquiries on stem cell research, supporting successful passage of the bill that allowed for progress in stem cell research.
  • Acting as advisor to NSW Government on ‘Making Connections’ forum and the late Christopher Reeve’s visit to Australia
  • Advising the NSW Office of Health and Medical Research on the distribution of the FY2020 $15m SCI fund and the wider SCI field
  • Establishing SpinalCure Fellowships in spinal cord research
  • Organising key Australian symposia on SCI research.

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