Scientific Advisory Panel

Scientific advisory panel

New South Wales

Assoc Prof John D. Yeo

AO MB MS DPRM FRACS FACRM FAFRM

Honorary Medical Officer, Spinal Injuries Unit, Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW.

Consultant in Rehabilitation at Dalcross Private Hospital, Killara, NSW.

Retired Director, The Spinal Research Foundation.

Dr Stella Engel

MBBS DPRM FAFRM

Former Director, Rehabilitation and Spinal Medicine, The Prince of Wales Hospital

Dr Sue Rutkowski

MB, BS, FAFRM (RACP), MHA

Director Spinal Cord Injury Outpatient Services and Research, Royal North Shore Hospital

Honorary Medical Officer, Moorong Spinal Unit, Royal Rehabilitation Centre, Sydney Life Governor, Sydney Hospital

Clinical Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney

Dr Sachin Shetty

MBBS, MD(PMR), FAFRM(RACP), FFPM(ANZCA)

Director, Spinal Injuries Unit, Prince of Wales hospital

Conjoint Senior Lecturer, UNSW Medical School

Specialist, Spinal Medicine, Rehabilitation & Pain Management, Prince of Wales Public & Private hospitals, Sydney

Queensland

Prof Perry Bartlett

FAA

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Foundation Chair of Molecular Neuroscience, University of Queensland.

Director, Queensland Brain Institute.

President, Australian Neuroscience Society.

QBI researchers are claiming a breakthrough in spinal regeneration research with the discovery of a molecule that blocks regrowth of damaged nerve processes.

South Australia

Assoc Prof Ida Llewellyn-Smith

AB PhD

Research on the role of nerve pathways in autonomic functions – those functions over which we have little, if any, conscious control. Prospects for improving bowel, bladder and sexual dysfunction among people with spinal cord injuries.

Victoria

Professor Mary Galea

PhD

Professor of Clinical Physiotherapy

Director, Rehabilitation Sciences Research Centre - The University of Melbourne and Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre.

Western Australia

Dr B. Kakulas

AO MD(Hons) FRACP FROpath FRCPA

Professor of Neuropathology, Royal Perth Hospital.

Assoc Prof Alan Harvey

MA PhD

Royal Perth Hospital. Dept Anatomy & Human Biology.

Mr J. Ker

MB Bch(Hons) FRCS FACRM FAFRM

Director, Sir George Bedbrook Spinal Unit.

United Kingdom

Prof James W. Fawcett

FRCP PhD MRCP BA

Cambridge University Centre for Brain Repair.

United States

Prof Dennis D.M. O’Leary

Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Instutute, California.

Germany

Prof Mellitta Schachner-Camartin

FRCP PhD MRCP BA

Professor of Neurobiology, Center for Molecular Neurobiology, University of Hamburg

Professor II at the Departement of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University, Piscataway

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