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 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 Stella Engel, MBBS DPRM FAFRM

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

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.

Prof Lyn Beazley, MA PhD

  • Principal Research Fellow NH&MRC, Chairman Medical & Scientific Committee, ABF (WA) Department of Zoology, The University of Western Australia.

Mr J. Ker, MB Bch(Hons) FRCS FACRM FAFRM

  • Director, Sir George Bedbrook Spinal Unit.

Germany

Prof Mellitta Schachner-Camartin

  • Professor of Neurobiology, Center for Molecular Neurobiology, University of Hamburg
  • Professor II at the Departement of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University, Piscataway

United Kingdom

Prof James W. Fawcett, FRCP PhD MRCP BA

  • Cambridge University Centre for Brain Repair.

USA

Prof Dennis D.M. O’Leary

  • Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Instutute, California.