Tom Dibdin

Tom Dibdin completes epic fundraising challenge for SpinalCure

Congratulations to Tom on his huge achievement, completing the Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko 100km marathon in just over 23 hours, and for reaching his fundraising target and raising over $5,000 for SCI research. Tom set off in sub-zero temperatures and not only faced the challenging…

The 2022 LAGS Golf Day raises $19,000 for research

A stunning day in Sydney for the annual LAGS Golf Day in support of SpinalCure Members of the Lloyd’s Australia insurance and underwriting community enjoyed a glorious morning on the greens at Concord Golf Club, followed by lunch in the…

Link Magazine features Community Ambassador Dean Martelozzo

Thrilled to have SpinalCure community ambassador Dean Martelozzo feature as the cover story on the summer edition of Link – Australia’s premier national disability magazine. Dean became a paraplegic in 2011 as a result of a snowboarding accident in the…
Tommy Little presents over $100,000 to Project Spark

Media Release: Tommy Little hands over $103,520 cheque for world-leading experimental therapy for spinal cord injury

Sydney, 6 December 2022 Today, Comedian and Presenter Tommy Little handed over a cheque for $103,520 to Project Spark, a partnership between Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), SpinalCure and Spinal Cord Injuries Australia that has the potential to improve the lives…
A Prof Marc Ruitenberg (centre) with Dr John and Mrs Joy Yeo

A Prof Marc Ruitenberg receives prestigious Churchill Fellowship

Our heartfelt congratulations to Associate Professor Marc Ruitenberg from the University of Queensland’s School of Biomedical Sciences on being awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship. Dr Ruitenberg and his team are using the latest advances in single-cell and spatial sequencing technologies…

Winners of Peter Blundy Small Grants announced

SpinalCure Australia is delighted to award four small grants to spinal cord injury (SCI) researchers to assist with their career development and research advancement. The support for these researchers was made possible thanks to a generous bequest by the late…
Stewart Yesner

SpinalCure Australia’s founder dies

Stewart Yesner, 67, the founder of SpinalCure Australia and Spinal Research UK (previously ISRT, the International Spinal Research Trust), has sadly died. Incredibly sad news. Stewart’s indefatigable determination to overcome all in pursuit of building a meaningful organisation to combat…

Melbourne based neurostimulation study focusing on hand and arm function – volunteers wanted

Volunteers needed for a Melbourne-based neurostimulation clinical trial hoping to improve arm and hand function for quadriplegics.
Kevin Ring

Kevin Ring – and why supporting SpinalCure is so close to his heart

Horse racing is clearly in the blood when it comes to Kevin Ring. As a former jockey, Kevin rode with distinction for over 30 years before becoming involved with the Tasmanian Jockeys’ Association, where he has held a number of…

What are your thoughts on improving bladder and bowel function with nerve stimulation?

A group at CQ University, under the supervision of Dr Vanesa Bochkezanian, is conducting a survey to find out people’s  perceptions around using nerve stimulation devices to help manage bladder and bowel problems. The devices can either be implanted or…