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Professor Sarah Dunlop

Head of School/Head of Experimental and Regenerative Neurosciences
Biological Sciences, School of

Contact details
Address
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M092)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2237 / +61 8 6488 1403
Fax
+61 8 6488 1029 / +61 8 6488 7527
Email
sarah.dunlop@uwa.edu.au
Personal homepage
http://www.animals.uwa.edu.au/research/ern
Qualifications
BSc PhD Lond.
Key research
Professor Sarah Dunlop leads an integrated program of laboratory and clinical research at The University of Western Australia & Royal Perth Hospital to promote functional recovery after traumatic injury to the nervous system. Laboratory studies use rodent models and focus on understanding and preventing the spread of secondary degeneration to intact tissue.
Clinical studies comprise three multi-centre randomized controlled trials “Spinal Cord Injury and Physical Activity (SCIPA)” involving all 8 spinal units in Australia and New Zealand to examine novel ways to exercise the paralysed limbs to promote neurological recovery and improve health. The trials span acute care to the community, reflecting the lifetime need of these patients. SCIPA.Com has also developed a program to train the trainers, break down barriers to exercise and increase participation once patients are living in the community. “ICED” Immediate Cooling and Early Decompression) is another multi-centre clinical initiative focusing on acute spinal cord injury involving immediate hypothermia in the ambulance to buy time and limit secondary damage before emergency surgical decompression. Another more recent multi-centre initiative involves examining bladder care and urinary tract infections, a major secondary complication following spinal cord injury, to promote best practice for bladder health.
Publications
Full Length Peer-Reviewed Scientific Publications: 2012 - on

2012
116.Wells J, Kilburn M, Shaw J, Bartlett C, Harvey A, Dunlop S, Fitzgerald. (2012) Early in vivo changes in calcium ions, oxidative stress markers and ion channel immunoreactivity following partial injury to the optic nerve. J Neuroscience Research 90(3): 606-618. PMID: 22038561
117.Hizay A, Ozsoy U, Demirel BD, Ozsoy O, Angelova S, Ankerne J, Sarikcioglu SB, Dunlop SA, Angelov DN, Sarikcioglu L (2012) Use of a Y-Tube-Conduit After Facial Nerve Injury Reduces Collateral Axonal Branching at the Lesion Site but Neither Reduces Polyinnervation of Motor Endplates nor Improves Functional Recovery. Neurosurgery 70(6): 1544-1556. PMID: 22233922
118.Rodger J, Mo C, Wilks T, Dunlop SA, Sherrard RM (2012) Transcranial pulsed magnetic field stimulation facilitates reorganisation of abnormal neural circuits and corrects behavioural deficits without disrupting normal connectivity. FASEB 26(4):1593-1606. PMID: 22223750
119.Harrison J, Bartlett CA, Cowin G, Nicholls PK, Evans CW, Clemons TD, Zdyrko B, Luzinov IA, Harvey AR, Swaminathan Iyer K, Dunlop SA, Fitzgerald M. (2012) In vivo Imaging and Biodistribution of Multimodal Polymeric Nanoparticles delivered to the Optic Nerve. Small 8(10):1579-1589. PMID: 22411702
120.Morellini N, Fear MW, Rea S, West AK, Wood FM, Dunlop SA. (2012) Burn injury has a systemic effect on reinnervation of skin and restoration of nociceptive function. Wound Repair and Regeneration. 20(3):367-377. PMID: 22530682
121.Evans CW, Latter MJ, Ho D, Peerzade SAMA, Clemons TD, Fitzgerald M, Dunlop SA*, Swaminathan Iyer K* (2012) Multimodal and Multifunctional Stealth Polymer Nanospheres for Sustained Drug Delivery. New Journal of Chemistry 10.1039/c2nj40016b.
122.Bates KA, Clark VW, Meloni BP, Dunlop SA, Rodger J. (2012) Short-term low intensity PMF does not improve functional or histological outcomes in a rat model of transient focal cerebral ischemia. Brain Research 1485:76-85. PMID: 22554479
123.Martin AD, Houlihan E, Morellini N, Eggers PK, James E, Stubbs KA, Harvey AR, Fitzgerald M, Raston CL, Dunlop SA. (2012) Synthesis and Toxicology of p-Phosphonic acid calixarenes and O-Alkylated Analogues as Potential Calixarene-based Phospholipids. ChemPlusChem 77: 308 – 313. DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201100081
124.Ozsoy O, Ozsoy U, Stein G, Semler O, Skouras E, Schempf G, Wellmann K, Wirth F, Angelova S, Ankerne J, Ashrafi M, Schönau E, Papamitsou-Sidoropolou T, Jaminet P, Irintchev A, Dunlop SA*, Angelov DN* (2012) (Share equal last authorship). Functional deficits and morphological changes in the neurogenic bladder match the severity of spinal cord compression. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience 30(5):363-381. PMID: 22695706
125.Payne SC, Bartlett CA, Harvey AR, Dunlop SA, Fitzgerald M. (2012) Myelin sheath decompaction, axon swelling and functional loss during chronic secondary degeneration in rat optic nerve. IOVS 53(10):6093-6101 PMID: 22879411
126.Farid WO, Lawrence AJ, Krstew EV, Tait RJ, Hulse GK, Dunlop SA. (2012). Maternally administered sustained-release naltrexone in rats affects offspring neurochemistry and behaviour in adulthood. PLOS ONE 7(12):e52812. PMID: 23300784
127.Eggers PK, Becker T, Melvin MK, Boulos RA, James E, Morellini N, Harvery AR, Dunop SA, Fitzgerald M, Stunbbs KA, Raston CL. (2012) Composite fluorescent vesicles based on ionic and cationic amphiphilic calix[4]arines. RSC Advances15:6250-6257.
128.Evans CW, Viola HM, Ho D, Hool LC, Dunlop SA, Fitzgerald M, Swaminathan Iyer K. (2012). Nano-particle-mediated internalisation and release of a calcium channel blocker. RSC Advances. 2:8587-8590.

2013
129.Wirth F, Schempf G, Stein G, Wellmann K, Manthou M, Scholl C, Sidorenko M, Semler O, Eisel L, Harrach R, Angelova S, Jaminet P, Ankerne J, Ashrafi M, Ozsoy O, Ozsoy U, Schubert H, Abdulla D, Dunlop SA, Angelov DN, Irintchev A, Schönau E. (2013) Whole-body vibration improves functional recovery in spinal cord-injured rats. J Neurotrauma 30(6):453-68. PMID: 23157611
130.Szymanski CR*, Chiha W*, Morellini N*, Cummins N, Bartlett CA, Savigni DL, Payne SC, Harvey AR, Dunlop SA, Fitzgerald M (2013). Treating secondary degeneration with 670 nm light: reduced oligodendrocyte reactive oxygen species and parade lengthening, with preservation visual function. PLoS ONE 8(6): e66448. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066448 PMID: 23840470
131.Clemons TD, Fitzgerald M, Dunlop SA, Harvey AR, Swaminathan Iyer K, Stubbs KA (2013). An improved assay for the spectrophotometric determination of chondroitinase ABC activity. New Journal of Chemistry, 37, 1944-1949.
132.Payne SC, Bartlett CA, Savigni D, Harvey AR, Dunlop SA, Fitzgerald L. (2013). Early proliferation does not prevent the loss of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells during the chronic phase of secondary degeneration in a CNS white matter tract. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65710. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065710 PMID: 23776532
133.Kwon BK, Soril LJ, Bacon M, Beattie MS, Blesch A, Bresnahan JC, Bunge MB, Dunlop SA, Fehlings MG, Ferguson AR, Hill C, Karimi-Abdolrezaee S, Lu P, McDonald JW, Müller HW, Oudega M, Rosenzweig ES, Reier PJ, Sykova E, Xu X-M, Guest JD, Tetzlaf W. (2013). Demonstrating Efficacy in Preclinical Studies of Cellular Therapies for Spinal Cord Injury - How Much is Enough? Experimental Neurology 2013 May 29; 248:30-44. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2013.05.012. PMID: 23727091
134.Cummins N, Bartlett CA, Archer M, Bartlett E, Hemmi JM, Harvey AR, Dunlop SA, Fitzgerald M. Changes to mitochondrial ultrastructure in optic nerve vulnerable to secondary degeneration in vivo are limited by irradiation at 670 nm. BMC Neurosci. 2013 Sep 8;14(1):98. doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-14-98 PMID: 24011177
135.Challenor M, Gong P, Lorenser D, Fitzgerald M, Dunlop SA, Sampson DD, Swaminathan Iyer K. Iron Oxide-Induced Thermal Effects on Solid State Upconversion Emission in NaYF4:Yb3+,Er3+ Nanocrystals. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5:7875-7880.
136.James E, Eggers PE, Harvey AR, Dunlop SA, Fitzgerald M, Stubbs KA, Raston CL. (2013). Antioxidant phospholipid calix[4]arene mimics as micellular delivery systems. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry 11(36):6108-6012. dx.doi.org/10.1021/am401837h PMID: 23921718
137.Galea MP, Dunlop SA, Davis GM, Nunn A, Geraghty T, Hsueh YS, Churilov L (2013). Intensive exercise program after spinal cord injury ("Full-On"): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2013 Sep 11;14(1):291. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-291. PMID: 24025260

2014
138.Lozić I, Bartlett CA, Shaw JA, Swaminathan-Iyer K, Dunlop SA, Kilburn MR, Fitzgerald M. (2014). Changes in subtypes of Ca microdomains following partial injury to the central nervous system. Metallomics. 6(3):455–464. PMID: 24425149
139.Fletcher LN, Coimbra JP, Rodger J, Potter IC, Gill HS, Dunlop SA, Collin SP. (2014). Classification of retinal ganglion cells in the southern hemisphere lamprey Geotria australis (Cyclostomata). Journal of Comparative Neurology Jul 29. 522(4):750-771. PMID: 23897624
140.Ozsoy U, Demirel BM, Hizay A, Ozsoy O, Ankerne J, Angelova S, Sarikcioglu L, Ucar Y, Turhan M, Dunlop SA, Angelov DN. Manual stimulation of the whisker pad after hypoglossal-facial anastomosis (HFA) using a Y tube conduit does not improve recovery of whisking function. Experimental Brain Research 232(6):2021-33. doi: 10.1007/s00221-014-3892-2. PMID: 24623354
141.Needhamsen M, White RB, Giles, KM, Dunlop SA, Thomas MG. (2014) Regulation of human PAX6 expression by miR-7. Evolutionary Bioinformatics Online. 14;10:107-13. doi: 10.4137/EBO.S13739. eCollection 2014. PMID: 25089088
142.Agarwal V, Tjandra ES, Swaminathan Iyer K, Humfrey B, Fear M, Wood FM, Dunlop S, Raston CL. (2014). Evaluating the effects of nacre on human skin and scar cells in culture. Toxicology Research 24 2014,3, 223-227 DOI: 10.1039/C4TX00004H
143.Lemmon VP, Ferguson AR, Popovich PG, Xu XM, Snow DM, Igarashi M, Beattie CE, Bixby JL, MIASCI Consortium (Dunlop SA & others). (2014) Minimum information about a spinal cord injury experiment: a proposed reporting standard for spinal cord injury experiments. J Neurotrauma. 2014 Aug 1;31(15):1354-61. doi: 10.1089/neu.2014.3400. Epub 2014 Jul 11.
144.Challenor M, Gong P, Lorenser D, House MJ, Woodward RC, St. Pierre T, Fitzgerald M, Dunlop SA, Sampson DD, Swaminathan Iyer K. (2014) The influence of NaYF4:Yb.Er size/phase on the multimodality of co-encapsulated magnetic photon upconverting polymeric nanoparticles. Dalton Transactions 43 (44) :16780-7. doi: 10.1039/c4dt01597e. PMID: 25283597
145.Giacci MK, Wheeler L, Lovett S, Dishington E, Majda B, Bartlett CA, Thornton E, Harford-Wright E, Leonard A, Vink R, Harvey AR, Provis J, Dunlop SA, Hart NS, Hodgetts S, Natoli R, Van Den Heuvel C, Fitzgerald M. (2014) Differential effects of 670 and 830nm red near infrared irradiation therapy: a comparative study of optic nerve injury, retinal degeneration, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. PLoS One. 2014 Aug 8;9(8):e104565. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104565. eCollection 2014. PMID: 25105800

2015
146.Grehl S, Viola H, Fuller-Carter PI, Carter KW, Dunlop SA, Hool L, Sherrard RM, Rodger J. Cellular and molecular changes to cortical neurons following low intensity repetitive magnetic stimulation at different frequencies Brain Stimulation 2015 Jan-Feb;8(1):114-23. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2014.09.012.
147.Galea MP, Dunlop SA, Marshall R, Clark J, Churilov L (2015). Early Exercise after Spinal Cord Injury (“Switch-On”): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BioMed Central Open Access. Trials 2015 Jan 7;16:7. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-16-7. PMID: 25563584
148.Challenor M, Doig R, Fuller P, Giacci M, Bartlett C, Wale CH, Cozens GS, Hool L,, Dunlop S, Swaminathan Iyer K, Rodger J, Fitzgerald M. (2015). Prolonged glutamate excitotoxicity increases GluR1 immunoreactivity but decreases mRNA of GluR1 and associated regulatory proteins in dissociated rat retinae in vitro. Biochemie. May;112:160-71. doi: 10.1016/j.biochi.2015.03.008. Epub 2015 Mar 17. PMID: 25792422
149.Bragge P, Brown D, Creasey G, Dunlop S, Middleton J, Piccenna L, Williams S, Gruen R. (2015). Developing a Spinal Cord Injury Research Strategy using a structured process of evidence review and stakeholder dialogue. Part I: Rapid review of SCI prioritisation literature. Spinal Cord 53:714-720. doi:10.1038/sc.2015.85; published online 23 June 2015
150.Bragge P, Piccenna L, Middleton J, Williams S, Creasey G, Dunlop S, Brown D, Gruen R. (2015). Developing a Spinal Cord Injury Research Strategy using a structured process of evidence review and stakeholder dialogue. Spinal Cord Part II: Background to a Research Strategy. Spinal Cord 53:721-728. doi:10.1038/sc.2015.86; published online 23 June 2015
151.Middleton J, Piccenna L, Gruen RL, Williams S, Creasey G, Dunlop SA, Brown D, Batchelor PE, Berlowitz D, Coates S, Dunn J. Furness JP, Galea MP, Geraghty T, Kwon BK, Urquhart S, Yates D, Bragge P. (2015). Developing a Spinal Cord Injury Research Strategy using a structured process of evidence review and stakeholder dialogue. Part III: Outcomes. Spinal Cord 53:729-737.
152.Schwarz A, Pick C, Harrach R, Stein G, Bendella H, Ozsoy O, Ozsoy U, Shoenenau E, Jaminet P, Sarikcioglu L, Dunlop S, Angelov DN. (2015). Reactions of the rat musculoskeletal system to compressive spinal cord injury (SCI) and whole body vibration (WBV) therapy. J Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions 15(2): 123-136. PMID:26032204

2016
153.Battistuzzo CR, Armstrong A, Clark J, Worley L, Sharwood L, Lin P, Rooke G, Skeers P, Nolan S, Geragthy T, Geddes T, Middleton J, Bernard S, Atresh S, Patel A, Schouten R, Freeman BJC, Dunlop SA, Batchelor PE, on behalf of the ICED investigators (2016). Early decompression following cervical spinal cord injury: Examining the process of care from accident scene to surgery in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Neurotrauma. 33:1161-1169. doi: 10.1089/neu.2015.4207. PMID: 26650510
154.Lozić I, Hartz RV, Bartlett CA, Shaw JA, Archer M, Naidu, P.S.R, Smith NM, Dunlop SA, Swaminathan Iyer K, Kilburn MR, Fitzgerald M (2016). Enabling dual cellular destinations of polymeric nanoparticles for treatment following partial Injury to the central nervous system. Biomaterials. 74:200-16. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.10.001.PMID: 26461115
155.de Oliveira BIR, Howie EK, Dunlop SA, Galea MP, McManus A, Allison GT. (2016) SCIPA Com Part 1: Outcomes from the Spinal Cord Injury and Physical Activity in the Community intervention. Spinal Cord. 54: 855- 860. doi: 10.1038/sc.2015.235. PMID: 26782840
156.Lozic I, Hartz R, Bartlett C, Shaw J, Archer M, Naidu P, Smith N, Dunlop SA, Swaminathan Iyer K, Kilburn M, Fitzgerald M. (2016) Characterisation of Polymeric Nanoparticles for Treatment of Partial Injury to the Central Nervous System. Data in Brief 7:152-156.
157.Smith NM, Gachulincova I, Ho D, Bailey C, Bartlett CA, Norret M, Murphy J, Buckley A, Rigby PJ, House MJ, St. Pierre T, Fitzgerald M, Swaminathan Iyer K, Dunlop SA. (2016) An unexpected transient breakdown of the blood brain barrier triggers passage of large intravenously administered nanoparticles. Scientific Reports Sci. Rep. 6, 22595; doi: 10.1038/srep22595
158.Battistuzzo, CR, Smith K, Skeers P, Armstrong A, Clark J, Laurenson J, Cox S, Bernard S, Freeman BJC, Dunlop SA, Batchelor PE. (2016). Early rapid neurological assessment for acute spinal cord injury trials. J Neurotrauma. 33(21):1936-1945. PMID: 27091217
159.Smith, NM, Ho D, Munshi A, House MJ, Dunlop SA, Fitzgerald L, Swaminathan Iyer K. (2016) Poly(glycidyl methacrylate) Coated Dual Mode Upconverting Nanoparticles For Neuronal Cell Imaging. New Journal of Chemistry, 2016, 40, 6692 – 6696 DOI: 10.1039/C5NJ03368C
160.Clemons, Tristan; Challenor, Michael; Fitzgerald, Melinda; Dunlop, Sarah; Smith, Nicole; Iyer, K. Balancing surface charges and stealth behaviour of nanoparticles using mixed polymer brushes. ACS Macro Letters 5:1132-1136. DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00613
161.Harvey LA, Dunlop SA, Churolv L, Galea MP, Spinal Cord Injury and Physical Activity (SCIPA) Hnds On Trial Collaborators (2017). Early intensive hand rehabilitation is not more effective than usual care plus one-on-one hand therapy in people with sub-acute spinal cord injury (“Hands On”): a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy 62(2): 88-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jphys.2016.02.013. PMID: 27008910 IS ALSO LISTED BELOW – had to publish 2x
162.Ryan L. O’Hare Doig, Carole A. Bartlett, Nicole M. Smith, Stuart I. Hodgetts, Sarah A. Dunlop, Livia Hool, Melinda Fitzgerald (2016). Specific combinations of Ca2+ channel inhibitors reduce excessive Ca2+ influx as a consequence of oxidative stress and increase neuronal and glial cell viability in vitro. Neuroscience. 20Dec 17;339:450-462. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.10.005. PMID: 27725216
163.Hizay A, Seitz M, Grosheva M, Sinis N, Kaya Y, Bendella H, Sarikcioglu L, Dunlop SA, Angelov DN 2016. FGF-2 is required to prevent astrogliosis in the facial nucleus after facial nerve injury and mechanical stimulation of denervated vibrissal muscle fibres. J Biomed Res 30(2): 142-148. doi: 10.7555/JBR.30.20140042. Epub 2016 Mar 20. PMID: 28276669

2017
164.Armstrong AJ, Clark JM, Ho DT, Payne CJ, Nolan, S, Goodes, Marshall R, Galea MP, Dunlop SA and Spinal Cord Injury and Physical Activity (SCIPA) Trial Collaborators (2017). Achieving assessor accuracy on the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury. Spinal Cord 55(11): 994-1001. doi: 10.1016/j.jphys.2017.08.005. Epub 2017 Sep 29. PMID: 28970100
165.Harvey LA, Dunlop SA, Churolv L, Galea MP, Spinal Cord Injury and Physical Activity (SCIPA) Hands On Trial Collaborators (2017). Early intensive hand rehabilitation is not more effective than usual care plus one-on-one hand therapy in people with sub-acute spinal cord injury (“Hands On”): a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy 63(4): 197-204. doi: 10.1016/j.jphys.2016.02.013. PMID: 27008910
166.Manthou M, Abdulla D SY, Pavlov SP, Jansen R, Bendella H, Nohroudi K, Stein G, Meyer C, Ozsoy O, Ozsoy U, Behram Kandemir Y, Sarikcioglu L, Semler O, Schoenau E, Dunlop SA, Angelov DN .(2017). Whole body vibration (WBV) following spinal cord injury (SCI) in rats: timing of intervention. Restorative Neurology & Neuroscience 35:185-216. doi: 10.3233/RNN-160691.
167.Naidu P, Norret M, Smith N, Dunlop S, Taylor N, Fitzgerald M, Iyer K. (2017). The protein corona of PEGylated PGMA-based nanoparticles is preferentially enriched with serum proteins of varied biological function. Langmuir 33(45): 12926-12933. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02568. Epub 2017 Oct 30. PMID: 29022719
168.Galea MP, Panisset MG, El-Ansary D, Dunlop SA, Marshall R, Clark JM, Chrilov L. (2017) SCIPA Switch-ON – A Randomised Controlled Trial Investigating the Efficacy and Safety of Functional Electrical Stimulation-Assisted Cycling and Passive Cycling Initiated Early After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair 31(6):540-551.

2018
169.Marcus K. Giacci1, Carole A. Bartlett1, Minh Huynh3, Matt R. Kilburn2, Sarah A. Dunlop1 and Melinda Fitzgerald1Three dimensional electron microscopy reveals changing axonal and myelin morphology along normal and partially injured optic nerves. Scientific Reports Scientific Reports 8:3979 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-22361-2
170.Grosheva M, Rink S, Jansen R, Bendella H, Pavlov SP, Sarikcioglu L, Angelov DN, Dunlop SA. (2018). Early and continued manual stimulation is required for long-tem recovery after facial nerve injury. Muscle & Nerve 57(1): 100-106. doi: 10.1002/mus.25613. Epub 2017 Mar 30. PMID:28214333
171. Mary P Galea , Sarah A Dunlop , Timothy Geraghty , Glen M Davis , Andrew Nunn, Liudmyla Olenko SCIPA Full-On: a randomised controlled trial comparing intensive whole body exercise and upper body exercise after spinal cord injury. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. (Accepted 25 March 2018).

Recent Book Chapters
Dunlop SA. (2007). Functional aspects of optic nerve regeneration in non-mammalian vertebrates. In: Model Organisms in Spinal Cord Regeneration. Catherina G Becker and Thomas Becker (eds) Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. Pp 323-354.

Rodger J, Dunlop SA. (2015). Central nerve regeneration in reptiles. In: Kwok-Fai So and Xiao-Ming Xu, eds. Neural Regeneration. Elsevier, Science Press, Beijing, Academic Press. Chapter 3, pp. 43-56. (ISBN 9780128017326)

Dunlop, SA, Galea, MP. (2015). Spinal cord injury: Exercise and clinical trials. In: Kwok-Fai So and Xiao-Ming Xu, eds. Neural Regeneration. Elsevier, Science Press, Beijing, Academic Press. Chapter 24, pp. 369-382. (ISBN 9780128017326)
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
CURRENT POSITION & TITLE
Professor, Head of School of Biological Sciences, The University of Western Australia
Accorded Status, Royal Perth Hospital

QUALIFICATIONS
PhD 1978 (London)
BSc (Hons) 1974 (London)

APPOINTMENTS - SINCE 2010
1998 - 2010 Senior Research Fellow, NH&MRC, Animal Biology, UWA
2011 - 2013Principal Research Fellow, NH&MRC, Animal Biology, UWA
2005 - 2013 Professorial Fellow (Research), UWA
2013 - 2016Head, School of Animal Biology, UWA
2016 - 2019Head, School of Biological Sciences, UWA
Memberships
1981 onSociety for Neuroscience (USA)
1990 onAustralian Society for Medical Research
1991 onNational Association of Research Fellows (NARF)
2009 onSpinal Cord Injury Network
2011 onInternational Spinal Cord Society
Honours and awards
SELECTED HONOUS – SINCE 2010
2011 Honorary Fellow of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences
2012 Finalist (1 of 3), West Australian Scientist of the Year Award
2015 Nominee (1 of 5) Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health Sciences Excellence in Teaching
2015 External Assessor Outstanding Contribution Honour Roll for 2015: One of the Top 50 (out of 7337)
2016 Research Award at the Spine Society of Australia for “the most outstanding contribution in the fields of basic science, biomechanics or clinical studies of the spine”, Camila R. Battistuzzo, Alex Armstrong, Jillian Clark, Peta Skeers, Brian JC Freeman, Sarah A Dunlop, Peter E Batchelor

SELECTED INVITED LECTURES – SINCE 2010
2010 Keynote - Australasian Wound and Tissue Repair Society Meeting, Perth Australia
2010 Keynote - Update Day Child & Adolescent Health Service, Perth Australia
2010 Plenary - Federation of Asian Oceanian Neuroscience Societies, Lucknow, India
2010 Keynote - Xiang Shan Conference on Brain & Cognitive Science , Hong Kong, China
2011 Plenary - 99th Indian Science Congress, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, INDIA
2012 Keynote - 20th Anniversary PLA Institute for Neuroscience, Xi’an, CHINA
2012 Keynote - International Neural Regeneration Symposium, Shenyang, CHINA
2012 Plenary - XXX Indian Academy of Neuroscience, Amritsar, INDIA
2012 Keynote - Spinal Research Institute Symposium, Austin Hospital, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
2012 Keynote - 5th Mt Lofty Workshop. Frontier technologies for nervous system function and repair, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
2012Australian Delegation Member - Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering & Israel Society for Neuroscience, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, ISRAEL
2013 Plenary - Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting; Time to Move, Sydney, ASUTRALIA
2013 Plenary - Australian and New Zealand Burns Association Australian Scientific Meeting
2014 Plenary - Australian Spinal Cord Research Symposium, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
2014 Plenary - International Postgraduate Research Symposium
2014 Plenary Lecture, International Postgraduate Research Symposium School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland
2015 Keynote Lecture: Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society, Perth
2016 Keynote Lecture: The Pacific Institute - Innovation Seminar: Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
2016 Keynote: Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society, Adelaide
2017 Keynote: International meeting on Neural Transplantation and Repair, Port Douglas
2017 Keynote: Australia Chinese Association for Biomedical Sciences, Xi’an, China

Previous positions
APPOINTMENTS - SINCE 2010
1998 - 2010 Senior Research Fellow, NH&MRC, Animal Biology, UWA
2011 - 2013Principal Research Fellow, NH&MRC, Animal Biology, UWA
2005 - 2013 Professorial Fellow (Research), UWA
2013 - 2016Head, School of Animal Biology, UWA
2016 - 2019Head, School of Biological Sciences, UWA
Current external positions
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES – SINCE 2010
2007 - on Member, Quadriplegic Centre Board, WA Govt. appointment
2007 - on Member, Management Committee, Australian Course in Advanced Neuroscience
2008 - 2015 Member, Spinal Cord Injury Network Board, (Acting Chair, 2008-9)
2010 – 2011 President, Australian Neuroscience Society
2010 - 2014 Member, National Committee Biomedical Sciences, Australian Academy of Science
2011 - 2013 President, Federation of Asian Oceanian Neuroscience Societies (FAONS)
2011 - on Chair, Clinical Trials Committee, Spinal Cord Injury Network
2011 - 2013 Member, Editorial Board, BrainFacts.org (Society for Neuroscience)
2012 - 2013 Past President, Australian Neuroscience Society
2013 - 2015 Past President, Federation of Asian Oceanian Neuroscience Societies (FAONS)
2014 - 2016 Associate Editor, Evidenced Based Preclinical Medicine
2016 - on Member, Public Education & Communication Committee, Society for Neuroscience, USA
2016 - on Member, Research Advisory Committee, Perron Institute for Neuroscience
2016 – on The Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery, Griffiths University, Scientific Advisory Board, Member
2017 - on Member, Editorial Board Spinal Cord, Journal of the International Spinal Cord Society
2017 Member, Quinquennial Scientific Review Panel, Florey Neuroscience Institutes, Melbourne
2018 Member, Selection Panel for Director, Florey Neuroscience Institutes, Melbourne,
2018 – on National Vision Research Institute, Melbourne, Scientific Advisory Committee, Chair
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