Awards and Grants

  • 2014 NHMRC Research Grant: $605,558.00. Nerve Repair Conduit.
  • 2013 NHMRC Research Grant: $20,000.00. Development of a subgaleal electroencephalography black box recording system for the diagnosis of epilepsy.
  • 2013 Stryker Australia Grant: $70,000.00. Neurosurgical Fellowship Program.
  • 2012 Merck, Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Grant:$25,000.00. Funding for the Neuro-Oncology Nurse Consultation Services, Educational & Research.
  • 2011 Merck, Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Grant:$25,000.00. Funding for the Neuro- Oncology Nurse Consultation Services, Educational & Research.
  • 2010 Victorian Cancer Agency Project grant ‘Understanding the supportive and palliative care needs of patients with primary malignant glioma’.Co-Investigator. $330,000.
  • 2010 New Technology Grant, Department of Health, Victorian State Government. ‘Intraoperative O-Arm’. Principal Investigator. $1.38m.
  • 2010 NHMRC Research Grant. ‘Multimodal woven biopolymer conduits for remodelling damaged peripheral nerves’. Chief Investigator D. $662,500.
  • 2010 NSA Research Grant: $35,000. ‘Investigation of the Malignant Potential of Stem Cells derived from Primary Brain Tumours’.
  • 2009 NSA Research Grant: $30,000. ‘Investigation of the Malignant Potential of Stem Cells derived from Primary Brain Tumours’.
  • 2008 NSA Research Grant: $30,000. ‘Investigation of the Malignant Potential of Stem Cells derived from Primary Brain Tumours’.
  • 2007 NSA research Grant: $30,000. “Investigation of the Malignant Potential of Stem Cells derived from Primary Brain Tumours’.
  • 2006 Science, Technology and Innovations (STI) Grant. Total Value $6.2 Million over 3 years. Senior Clinical Advisor,Centre for Medical Bionics involving projects looking at the development of an implantable device to treat epilepsy, andspinal cord and peripheral nerve repair. The projects are based at St Vincent’s Hospital.
  • 2004 Asian Australasian Fellowship. Awarded by the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia and was an invited lecturer in Hong Kong and China.
  • 2003 St. Vincent’s Hospital Foundation Research Grant: $3,000. ‘A model to explore the potential role of dentate cell proliferation in mechanisms of repair following epileptic excitotoxic damage to the hippocampus’.
  • 2002 St. Vincent’s Hospital Foundation Research Grant: $3,000. ‘A model for stem cell proliferation as a mechanism of repair following epileptic excitotoxic damage to the hippocampus in mice.’
  • 2001 St. Vincent’s Hospital FoundationResearch Grant: $3,000. ‘The potential involvement of mitochondrial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy’. Co-receipent.