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YEAR Postgraduates (all disciplines) Research Assistants Research Fellows/Associates Honours/Advanced Medical Science
2003 32 9 17 1
2004 37 14 21 2
2005 34 29 19 5
2006 43 28 23 13


Publications[2006 [2005 [2004 | 2003]


Original peer reviewed publications

Amarenco P, Rother J, Michel P, Davis SM, Donnan GA. Aortic arch atheroma and the risk of stroke. Curr Atheroscler Rep 2006; 8(4):343-6

Arakawa S, Wright PM, Koga M, Phan TG, Reutens DC, Lim I, Gunawan MR, Ma H, Perera N, Ly J, Zavala J, Fitt G, Donnan GA. Ischemic thresholds for gray and white matter: a diffusion and perfusion magnetic resonance study. Stroke 2006; 37(5):1211-6.

Badawy RA, Curatolo JM, Newton M, Berkovic SF, Macdonell RAL. Sleep deprivation increases cortical excitability in epilepsy: syndrome-specific effects. Neurology 2006; 67: 1018-22.

Bernhardt J , Dewey H, Collier J, Thrift A, Lindley R, Moodie M, Donnan G. A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT). International Journal of Stroke. 2006;1:169-171.

Bialocerkowski A, Wrigley T, Galea MP. A novel method for assessing shoulder and elbow movement in children with obstetric brachial plexus palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 48:913-7.

Bialocerkowski AE and Galea M (2006): Comparison of visual and objective quantification of elbow and shoulder movement in children with obstetric brachial plexus palsy. Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury, available from

Blennerhassett JM, Carey LM, and Matyas TA. Grip force regulation during pinch grip lifts under somatosensory guidance: comparison between people with stroke and healthy controls. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87: 418-429, 2006.

Cadilhac DA, Lalor EE, Pearce DC, Levi CR, Donnan GA. Access to stroke care units in Australian public hospitals: facts and temporal progress. Intern Med J 36(11):700-4, 2006.

Cadilhac DA, Moodie ML, Lalor EE, Bilney LE, Donnan GA. Improving access to evidence-based acute stroke services: development and evaluation of a health systems model to address equity of access issues. Aust Health Rev 2006;30(1):109-18.

Carey LM , Abbott DF, Egan GF, O'Keefe GJ, Jackson GD, Bernhardt J, Donnan GA. Evolution of brain activation with good and poor motor recovery after stroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair 2006; 20(1):24-41.

Davis S, Lees K, Donnan G. Treating the acute stroke patient as an emergency: current practices and future opportunities. Int J Clin Pract 2006; 60(4):399-407.

Derry C, Benjamin C, Bladin PF, le Bars D, Tochon-Danguy H, Berkovic SF, Zimmer L, Costes N, Mulligan R, Reutens DC. Increased serotonin receptor availability in human sleep: evidence from an 18F-MPPF PET study in narcolepsy. Neuroimage 2006; 30: 341-8.

Derry CP, Davey M, Johns M, Kron K, Glencross D, Marini C, Scheffer IE, Berkovic SF. Distinguishing sleep disorders from seizures: diagnosing bumps in the night. Arch Neurol 2006; 63: 705-9.

Fedi M, Berkovic SF, Marini C, Mulligan R, Tochon-Danguy H, Reutens DC. A GABA(A) receptor mutation causing generalized epilepsy reduces benzodiazepine receptor binding. Neuroimage 2006; 32: 995-1000.

Frawley H, Galea MP, Phillips B, Sherburn M, Bø K (2006) Reliability of pelvic floor muscle strength assessment using different test positions and tools. Neurourology and Urodynamics 25(3):236-42.

Frawley H, Galea MP, Phillips B, Sherburn M, Bø K. (2006) Effect of test position on pelvic floor muscle assessment. International Urogynaecological Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction 17:365-71.

Goldshmit Y, Galea MP, Bartlett PF, Turnley AM EphA4 regulates CNS vascular formation. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 497(6):864-75.

Gorgon E, Said C, Galea M. Mobility on discharge from an aged care unit. Physiotherapy Research International Published (Advance Print Online: Nov 9 2006 5:32AMDOI: 10.1002/pri.348).

Griffin A, Bernhardt J. Strapping of the hemiplegic upper limb delays onset of shoulder pain: A randomised controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation. 2006;20:287-295.

Ly JV, Zavala JA, Donnan GA. Neuroprotection and thrombolysis: combination therapy in acute ischaemic stroke. Expert Opin Pharmacother 2006;7(12):1571-81.

Ma H, Ly J, Donnan G. TIA and Stroke a management guide for GPs. Medicine Today 2006; 7(5):14-24.

Martin C, Phillips B, Kilpatrick T, Butzkueven H, Tubridy N, McDonald E, Galea MP A cross-sectional study of patients in the early stages of MS. Multiple Sclerosis. 12: 620-628.

McIntosh AM , Berkovic SF. What happens now? Ongoing outcome after post temporal lobectomy seizure recurrence. Neurology 2006; 67: 1671-1673.

Moodie M, Cadilhac D, Pearce D, Mihalopoulos C, Carter R, Davis S, Donnan G. Economic Evaluation of Australian Stroke Services. A Prospective, Multicenter Study Comparing Dedicated Stroke Units With Other Care Modalities. Stroke37, 2790-95, 2006.

Paul SL and Thrift AG. Control of hypertension 5 years after stroke in the North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study. Hypertension 48: 260-265, 2006.

Perera MN, Ma HK, Arakawa S, Howells DW, Markus R, Rowe CC, Donnan GA. Inflammation following stroke. J Clin Neurosci 2006;13(1):1-8 (Review).

Phan TG, Donnan GA, Davis SM, Byrnes G for the MR STROKE Collaborative Group. Proof-of-principle phase II MRI studies in stroke: sample size estimates from dichotomous and continuous data. Stroke 37(10):2521-5, 2006.

Phan TG, Donnan GA, Koga M, Mitchell LA, Molan M, Fitt G, Chong W, Holt M, Reutens DC. The ASPECTS template is weighted in favor of the striatocapsular region. Neuroimage 2006, 31(2):477-81.

Pin T, Dyke P, Chan M. The effectiveness of passive stretching in children with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 2006, 48:855-862.

Spooner CG, Berkovic SF, Mitchell LA, Wrennall JA, Harvey AS. New-onset temporal lobe epilepsy in children: lesion on MRI predicts poor seizure outcome. Neurology Nov 2 (epub).

Srikanth V, Thrift AG, Fryer JL, Saling MM, Dewey HM, Sturm JW, Donnan GA. The validity of brief screening cognitive instruments in the diagnosis of cognitive impairment and dementia after first-ever stroke. Int Psychogeriatr 2006;18(2):295-305.

Srikanth VK, Quinn SJ, Donnan GA, Saling MM, Thrift AG. Long-term cognitive transitions, rates of cognitive change, and predictors of incident dementia in a population-based first-ever stroke cohort. Stroke 37(10):2479-83, 2006.

Thrift AG, Dewey HM, Sturm JW, Paul SL, Gilligan AK, Srikanth VK, Macdonell RA, McNeil JJ, Macleod MR, Donnan GA. Greater Incidence of Both Fatal and Nonfatal Strokes in Disadvantaged Areas. The Northeast Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study. Stroke 37:877-882, 2006.

Vadlamudi L, Kjeldsen MJ, Corey LA, Solaas MH, Friis ML, PellocK JM, Nakken KO, RL Milne RL, Scheffer IE, Harvey AS , Hopper JL, Berkovic SF. Analysing the etiology of benign rolandic epilepsy: a multi-center twin collaboration. Epilepsia 2006; 47: 550-5.

Vadlamudi L, Vears DF, Hughes A, Pedagogus E, Berkovic SF. Action myoclonus - renal failure syndrome: a cause for worsening tremor in young adults. Neurology 2006; 67: 1310-1311.

Book Chapters

Carey LM. Loss of somatic sensation. In: Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation. Eds, M. S, Clarke S, Cohen L, Duncan P and Gage FH. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 231-247 2006.

Dewey HM, Donnan GA, Chambers BR. Stroke. In: Warlow C, Editor. The Lancet Handbook of treatment in Neurology. Chapter 4, Pg 87-116. Elsevier, Oxford 2006.

Donnan GA, Dewey HM, Thrift AG, Sturm J. The epidemiology of stroke. In: Seminars in Clinical Neurology – Stroke: Selected Topics. Vol 4. Eds: World Federation of Neurology, Demos Medical Publishing, New York, Pg 1-8, 2006.



Original peer reviewed publications

Abbott AL, Chambers BR, Stork JL, Levi CR, Bladin CF, Donnan GA Embolic Signals and Prediction of Ipsilateral Stroke or TIA in Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis: a Multicentre Prospective Cohort Study. Stroke 2005;36;1128-1133.

Arakawa S, Perera N, Donnan GA. Neuroprotection in Stroke. Review Article. Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation -WCN2005 Special Issue: 4-5, 2005. (will also be published in UK Nov/Dec issue of ACNR).

Berkovic SF , Mazarib A, Walid S, Neufeld MY, Manelis J, Nevo Y, Korczyn AD, Yin J, Xiong L, Pandolfo M, Mulley JC, Wallace RH. A new clinical and molecular form of Unverricht-Lundborg disease localized by homozygosity mapping. Brain 2005; 128: 652-8.

Cadilhac DA, Thorpe RD, Pearce DC, Barnes M, Rochford PD, Tarquinio N, Davis,SM, Donnan GA. Sleep disordered breathing in chronic stroke survivors. A study of the long term follow-up of the SCOPES cohort using home based polysomnography. J Clin Neurosci 12(6):632-637, 2005.

Carey, L.M ., Abbott, D.F., Egan, G.F., Bernhardt, J., Donnan, G.A. (2005). Motor impairment and recovery in the upper limb after stroke: behavioral and neuroanatomical correlates. Stroke36:625-629.

Carey, L.M ., Matyas, T.A. (2005). Training of somatosensory discrimination after stroke: Facilitation of stimulus generalization. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 84(6):428-442.

Delatycki MB , Holian A, Corben L, Rawicki HB, Blackburn C Hoare B, Toy M, Churchyard A Surgery for equionovarus deformity in Friedreich’s atazia improves mobility and independence. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 430, 138-141.

Donnan GA, Dewey HM. Stroke and nutrition: FOOD for thought. Lancet 365: 729-720, 2005.

Fisher M, Albers GW, Donnan GA, et al. Enhancing the development and approval of acute stroke therapies: stroke therapy academic industry roundtable. Stroke36:1808-13, 2005.

Frawley HC, Galea MP, Phillips BA (2005) Survey of clinical practice: pre- and postoperative physiotherapy for pelvic surgery. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 84(5):412-8.  

Frawley HC, Galea MP, Phillips BA, Sherburn M, Bo K (2005) Effect of test position on pelvic floor muscle assessment. International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Oct 5:1-7 [Epub ahead of print].   Galea M , Woodward M (2005) Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). Australian Journal of Physiotherapy. 51(3):198.

Gilligan AK, Thrift AG, Sturm JW, Dewey HM, Macdonnell RAL, Donnan GA. Stroke Units, Tissue Plasminogen Activator, Aspirin and Neuroprotection: Which Stroke Intervention Could Provide the Greatest Community Benefit? Cerebrovascular Diseases 2005 20:239-244

Kiernan MC, Krishnan AV, Lin CSY, Burke D, Berkovic SF. Mutation in the Na+ channel subunit SCN1B produces paradoxical changes in peripheral nerve excitability. Brain 2005: 128: 1841-6.

Koga M, Reutens D, Wright P, Phan T, Markus R, Pedreira B, Fitt G, Lim I, Donnan G. The Existence and evolution of Diffusion-Perfusion mismatched tissue in white and gray matter after acute stroke. Stroke 2005; 36: 2132-2137.   Ly JV, Donnan GA. Review: Early supported discharge reduces death or dependence after stroke. ACP J Club 143:30, 2005.

McIntosh AM , Kalnins RM, Mitchell LA, Berkovic SF. Early seizures after temporal lobectomy predict subsequent seizure recurrence. Annals of Neurology 2005; 57: 283-8 .


Mulley JC, Scheffer IE, Harkin LA, Berkovic SF, Dibbens LM. Susceptibility genes for complex epilepsy. Hum Mol Genet 2005; 14: R243-R249 (invited review).

Mulley JC, Scheffer IE, Petrou S, Dibbens LM, Berkovic SF, Harkin LA. SCN1A mutations and epilepsy. Human Mutation 2005; 25: 535-42.

Paul SL, Sturm JW, Dewey HM, Donnan GA, Macdonell RAL, Thrift AG. Long-term outcome in the NE Melbourne stroke incidence study. Predictors of quality of life at 5years after stroke. Stroke 2005;36:2082-2086.

Petty SJ, Paton LM, O'Brien TJ, Makovey J, Erbas B, Sambrook P, Berkovic SF, Wark JD. Effect of antiepileptic medication on bone mineral measures. Neurology 2005 ;65 1358-1365.

Phan T, Donnan GA, Wright P, Reutens DR. A digital map of MCA infarcts associated with MCA trunk and branch occlusion. Stroke 36:986-991, 2005

Sherburn M, Murphy CA, Carroll S, Allen TJ, Galea MP (2005) Investigation of transabdominal real-time ultrasound to visualise the muscles of the pelvic floor. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy. 51(3):167-70.  

Straussberg R, Basel-Vanagaite L, Kivity S, Dabby R, Cirak S, Nurnberg P, Voit T, Mahajmah M, Inbar D, Saifi GM, Lupski JR, Delague V, Megarbane A, Richter A, Leshinsky E, Berkovic SF . A new autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia syndrome with upward gaze palsy, neuropathy & seizures. Neurology 2005; 64: 142-4.

Tan NCK, Heron SE, Scheffer IE, Berkovic SF, Mulley JC. Is variation in the GABA(B) receptor 1 gene associated with temporal lobe epilepsy? Epilepsia. 2005; 46: 778-80.

Tully EA, Fotoohabadi MR, Galea MP (2005) Sagittal spine and lower limb movement during sit-to-stand in healthy young subjects. Gait and Posture. 22(4):338-45.


van der Walt A, Gilligan AK, Cadilhac DA, Brodtmann AG, Pearce DC, Donnan GA. Quality of stoke care within a hospital: effects of a mobile stoke service, Medical Journal of Australia 2005 182 (4): 160-163.


Williams EN, Carroll SG, Reddihough DS, Phillips BA, Galea MP (2005) Investigation of the timed 'up & go' test in children. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 47(8):518-24.

Book Chapters

Bernhardt J . and Hill K. (2005) We only treat what it occurs to us to assess: The importance of knowledge based assessment. In: Science-based rehabilitation: Theories into practice. Refshauge K, Ada L and Ellis E (Eds). Elsevier. Butterworth Heinemann. Edinburgh, UK. pp 15-48.  

Galea MP (2005) The effect of pain on motor control. Chapter 15 . In: Grieve’s Modern Manual Therapy. Boyling J, Jull G (eds). Harcourt Health Sciences, Edinburgh. Pp 173-186. (Invited book chapter)  

Paul S, Thrift A, Donnan GA (2005), Smoking and vascular disease. In: Molecular mechanisms of tobacco induced diseases. Wang X, Scott D eds. Chapter 10, New York, Nova Science.  

Randall M , (2005) Development of ‘The Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper limb Function’ A Quantitative Test of Quality of Movement in Children with Cerebral Palsy. In: Focus on Cerebral Palsy Research, Fong HD (ed) Nova Science Publishers New York, pp 93-122



Original peer reviewed publications

Barber, P.A., Parsons, M.W., Desmond, P.M., Bennett, D.A., Donnan, G.A., Tress, B.M., Davis, S.M. (2004). The use of PWI and DWI Measures in the Design of “Proof of Concept” Stroke Trials. Journal of Neuroimaging 14:123-132.

Berkovic SF, Izzillo P, McMahon J, Harkin LA, McIntosh AM, Phillips HA, Briellmann RS, Wallace RH, Mazarib A, Neufeld MY, Korczyn AD, Scheffer IE, Mulley JC. (2004). LGI1 mutations in temporal lobe epilepsies. Neurology, 62: 1115-1119.

Bernhardt J, Dewey H, Thrift A, Donnan G. (2004) Inactive and alone: Physical activity within the first 14 days of acute stroke care. Stroke,35; 1005-1009.

Boyd-Clark LC, Briggs CA, Galea MP (2004) Segmental degeneration in the cervical spine and associatedchanges in dorsal root ganglia. Clinical Anatomy17(6):468-77.

Cadilhac, D., Ibrahim J, Pearce DC, Ogden KJ, McNeil J, Davis, SM, Donnan, G.A.(2004) Multicenter comparison of processes of care between Stroke Units and conventional care wards in Australia. Stroke 35: 1035-1040.

Davis SM, Donnan GA. (2004) Advances in penumbra imaging with MR. Cerebrovasc Dis17:23-27.

Donnan, G.A. (2004) Stroke: prediction, prevention, and outcome (2003 round-up). Lancet Neurology 3:9.

Donnan, G.A., Dewey, H.M., Chambers, B.R. (2004) Warfarin for AF: The end of an era? Lancet Neurology3:305-308.

Falcao AL, Reutens DC, Markus R, Koga M, Read SJ, Tochon-Danguy H, Sachinidis J, Howells DW, Donnan GA. (2004). The resistance to ischemia of white and gray matter after stroke. Ann Neurol 56:695-701.

Fedi M, Mitchell LA, Kalnins RM, Gutmann DH, Perry A, Newton M, Brodtmann A, Berkovic SF (2004) Glioneuronal tumours in neurofibromatosis type 1: MRI-pathological study. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience,11 (7): 745-747.

Fock J, Galea MP, Stillman BC, Rawicki B, Clark M (2004). Functional outcome following Botulinum Toxin injection to reduce spastic equinus in adults with acquired brain injury. Brain Injury. 18(1):57-63.

Freeman JL, Coleman LT, Wellard RM, Kean MJ, Rosenfeld JV, Jackson GD, Berkovic SF, Harvey AS (2004) MR imaging and spectroscopic study of epileptogenic hypothalamic hamartomas: Analysis of 72 cases. American Journal of Neuroradiology,25 (3): 450-462.

Goldshmit Y, Galea MP, Wise G, Bartlett PF, Turnley AM (2004) Axonal regeneration and lack of astrocytic gliosis in EphA4-deficient mice. Journal of Neuroscience. 24:10064-73.

Granot R, Berkovic SF, Patterson S, Hopwood M, Drummer OH, Mackenzie R. (2004) Endozepine stupor: Disease or deception? A critical review. Sleep, 27(8): 1597-1599.

Granot R, Berkovic SF, Patterson S, Hopwood M, Mackenzie R. (2004) Idiopathic recurrent stupor: a warning. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry,75 (3): 368-369.

Guadagno JV, Donnan GA, Markus R, Gillard JH, Baron J-C. (2004)Imaging the ischaemic penumbra. Curr Opin Neurol 17:61-67.

Guadagno, J.V., Donnan, G.A., Markus, R., Gillard, J.H., Baron, J-C. (2004) Imaging the ischaemic penumbra. Curr Opin Neurol 17:61-67.

Hacke W, Donnan G, Fieschi C, Kaste M, von Kummer R, Broderick JP, et al. (2004) Association of outcome with early stroke treatment: pooled analysis of ATLANTIS, ECASS, and NINDS rt-PA stroke trials. Lancet363:768-774.

Kalnins RM, McIntosh AM, Saling MM, Berkovic SF, Jackson GD, Briellmann RS. (2004) Subtle microscopic abnormalities in hippocampal sclerosis do not predict clinical features of temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia45(8):940-947.

Kimura K, Stork JL, Levi CR, Abbott AL, Donnan GA, Chambers BR. (2004) High intensity transient signals in patients with carotid stenosis may persist after carotid endarterectomy. Cerebrovasc Dis17:123-127.

Labate A, Briellmann RS, Harvey AS, Berkovic SF, Federico P, Kalnins RM, Fabinyi GC, Jackson,GD. (2004) Temporal lobe dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour: significance of discordant interictal spikes. Epileptic Disorders, 6 (2): 107-114.

Macleod, M.R., Amarenco, P., Davis, S.M., Donnan, G.A. (2004) Atheroma of the aortic arch – an important and poorly recognised factor in the aetiology of stroke. Lancet Neurology 3:408-414.

Markus R, Donnan, GA, Kazui S, Read S, Reutens D. (2004) Penumbral topography in human stroke: methodology and validation of the 'Penumbragram'. NeuroImage 21:1252-1259.

Markus, R., Reutens, D.C., Kazui, S., Read, S.J., Wright, P.M., Pearce, D., Tochon-Danguy, H.J., Sachinidis, J., Donnan, G.A. (2004) Hypoxic tissue in ischaemic stroke: Persistence and clinical consequences of spontaneous survival. Brain 127:1427-1436.

McIntosh AM, Kalnins RM, Mitchell LA, Fabinyi GCA, Briellmann RS, Berkovic SF. (2004) Temporal lobectomy: long term seizure outcome, late recurrence and risks for seizure recurrence. Brain127: 2018-2030.

Moodie ML, Carter R, Mihalopoulos C, Thrift AG, Chambers BR, Donnan GA, et al. (2004) Trial Application of a Model of Resource Utilization, Costs, and Outcomes for Stroke (MORUCOS) to Assist Priority Setting in Stroke. Stroke 35:1041-1046.

Moseley M, Donnan GA. (2004) Multimodality imaging: introduction. Stroke 35:2632-4.

Rodda JM, Graham HK, Carson L, Galea MP, Wolfe R (2004) Sagittal gait patterns in spastic diplegia. J Bone Joint Surg (Br). 86(2):251-8.

Somjit S, Lee Y, Berkovic SF, Harvey, AS (2004) Sandifer syndrome misdiagnosed as refractory partial seizures in an adult. Epileptic Disorders, 6 (1): 49-50.

Srikanth VK, Anderson JF, Donnan GA, Saling MM, Didus E, Alpitsis R, Dewey HM, Macdonell RA, Thrift AG. (2004) Progressive dementia after first-ever stroke: a community-based follow-up study. Neurology63:785-92.

Vadlamudi L, Harvey AS, Connellan MM, Milne RL, Hopper JL, Scheffer IE, Berkovic SF. (2004) Is benign rolandic epilepsy genetically determined? Ann Neurol, 56: 129-32.

Book Chapters

Donnan, G.A., Koga, M., Pedreira, B.B. (2004) Stroke therapies in Asian populations. International Congress Series (Elsevier) 1262:352-355. Atherosclerosis XIII. Proceedings of the 13th International Atherosclerosis Symposium. Kyoto, Japan, 28 September - 2 October 2003.

Galea MP (2004) Neural plasticity and learning. Chapter 6 In: Scrutton D, Damiano D, Mayston M (eds) The Management of the Motor Disorders of Cerebral Palsy. MacKeith Press. Pp. 67-84.

Mohr, J.P., Ma, H., Donnan, G.A. (2004) Overview of Laboratory Studies. Chapter 17 In: Mohr, Choi, Grotta, Weir, Wolf (Eds). Stroke, 4th Edition, New York, Churchill-Livingstone, Pp 439-448.

Vroomen, P.C.A.J., Donnan, G.A. (2004) Stroke. Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases 4:333-338.


Original peer reviewed publications

Brodtmann, A.G., Puce, A., Syngeniotis, A., Darby, D., Donnan, G.A. Hemodynamic response to faces remains stable until the ninth decade. NeuroImage 20:520-528, 2003.

Chambers, B.C., Stork, J., Kimura, K., Abbott, A., Levi, C.R., Donnan, G.A. Symptomatic carotid artery stenosis: Heterogeneity of destabilizing mechanisms? Response. Stroke34:E41-E41, 2003.

CoonanJR, Bartlett PF, Galea MP (2003) A role for EphA4 in defining the position of a motoneuron pool within the spinal cord. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 458:98-111.

Davis SM, Donnan GA. CT Screening for Thrombolysis: Uncertainties Remain. Stroke 34:822-823, (2003).

Donnan GA, Davis SM. Heparin in stroke: not for most, but the controversy lingers. Stroke 34:232-233, (2003).

Donnan,G.A., Davis, S.M. Neuroimaging, The Ischaemic Penumbra and selection of patients for acute stroke therapy. Lancet Neurology 1:417-425, 2003.

Donnan, G.A., Davis, S.M., ERRATA – “Definition of ischaemic penumbra” panel missing from original publication (Lancet Neurology 1:417-425, 2003.) Lancet Neurology 2:594, 2003.

Donnan, G.A., Davis, S.M., Jones, E.F., Amarenco, P. Aortic source of brain embolism. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 5:211-219, 2003.

Donnan, G.A., Davis, S.M., Kaste, M. Recommendations for the relationship between sponsors and investigators in the design and conduct of clinical stroke trials. Stroke 34:1041-1045, 2003.

Donnan, G. A. What are the mechanisms of stroke? Dialogues in Cardiovascular Medicine 8(1):15-21, 2003.

Donnan, G.A., Howells, D.W., Markus, R., Toni, D., Davis, S.M. Can the time window for administration of thrombolytics in stroke be increased? CNS Drugs 17:995-1011, 2003

Eldridge B, Galea MP, McCoy A, Wolfe R, Graham HK (2003) Uptime norms in children aged eight to twelve years. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 45:189-193.

Eldridge B, McCoy A, Graham HK, Galea MP, Wolfe R (2003) Variability in the measurement of uptime in children: a preliminary study. Clinical Rehabilitation 17:499-503.

Eldridge B, Kimber C, Wolfe R, Galea M, Hutson J (2003) Uptime as a measure of recovery in children postappendectomy. Journal of Paediatric Surgery 38(12):1822-5.

Fosang A, Galea MP, McCoy AT, Reddihough DS, Story I (2003) Measures of muscle and joint performance in the lower limb for children with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 45:664-670.

Freeman JL, Harvey AS, Rosenfeld JV, Wrennall JA, Bailey CA, Berkovic SF. Generalized epilepsy in hypothalamic hamartoma: evolution and postoperative resolution. Neurology 2003 ; 60: 762-767.

Harvey AS, Freeman JL, Berkovic SF, Rosenfeld JV. Transcallosal resection of hypothalamic hamartomas in patients with intractable epilepsy.Epileptic Disorders 2003; 5 : 257-65.

Johnson MR, Milne RL, Torn-Broers Y, Hopper JL, Scheffer IE, Berkovic SF. A twin study of genetic influences on epilepsy outcome. Twin Research 2003; 6: 140-6.

Ma, H., Donnan, G.A. TIA and stroke: A management guide for GPs. Modern Medicine 4:16-27, 2003.

Macleod, M.R., Donnan, G.A. Atheroma of the aortic arch: the missing link in the secondary prevention of stroke? Expert Opinion in Cardiovascular Therapy 1:487-489,2003.

Marini C, King MA, Archer JA, Newton MR, Berkovic SF. Idiopathic generalized epilepsy of late onset: clinical syndromes and genetics. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2003; 74: 192-6.

Marini M, Harkin LA, Wallace RH, Mulley JC, Scheffer IE, Berkovic SF. Childhood absence epilepsy and febrile seizures: a family with a GABAA receptor mutation. Brain 2003; 126: 230-240.

Markus, R., Reutens, D.C., Kazui, S., Read, S.J., Wright, P.J., Chambers, B.R., Sachinidis, J.I., Tochon-Danguy, H.J., Donnan, G.A. The topography and temporal evolution of hypoxic viable tissue identified by 18F-Fluoromisonidazole positron emission tomography in humans following ischemic stroke. Stroke 34:2646-2652, 2003.

Opeskin K, Berkovic SF. Risk factors for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy: a controlled prospective study based on coroners cases. Seizure 2003; 12: 456-464.

Solinas C, Briellmann RS, Harvey AS, Mitchell LA, Berkovic SF. Hypertensive encephalopathy: a rare cause of hippocampal sclerosis and temporal lobe epilepsy? Neurology 2003; 60:1534-6.

Taylor I, Scheffer IE, Berkovic SF. Occipital epilepsies: identification of specific and newly recognized syndromes. Brain 2003; 126: 753-769.

Yenjun S, Harvey AS, Marini C, Newton MR, King MA,BerkovicSF. EEG in adult-onset idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Epilepsia 2003; 44: 252-6.

Book Chapters

Brodtman, A, Darby, D. & Carey, L. (2003). Functional MRI and stroke. In: Davis, S., Fisher, M & Warach, S (eds). Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Stroke. Cambridge University Press, UK. pp 251-262.

Donnan, G.A., Wright, P.M., Markus, R., Phan, T.G., Reutens, D.C. The Ischaemic Penumbra: The Evolution of a Concept. In: Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Stroke. Eds,. Davis, S.M., Fisher, M., Warach, S. Cambridge University Press, UK, Chapter 15, Pg 191-206, 2003.

Donnan, G.A., Ma, H., Schwarz, S., Georgiadis, D., Hacke, W. Choice and timing of specific treatment. In: Advances in Neurology 4th Edition. Eds, Barnett, H., Bogousslavsky, J., Meldrum, H., Pg 347-59, 2003.

Srikanth, V.K., Donnan, G.A. Cerebrovascular System and The Ageing Brain. In: The Ageing Brain: The Neurobiology and Neuropsychiatry of Ageing. Eds,. Sachdev, P. Swets and Zietinger, Australia 2003.

Mohr, J.P., Ma, H., Donnan, G.A. Overview of Laboratory Studies. In: Stroke. Mohr, Choi, Grotta, Weir, Wolf (Eds). 4th Edition, New York, Churchill-Livingstone, 2003.



Grants 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003]


  • 2006 – 2009 John T Reid Charitable Trusts $360,000 Clinical Genetics of Epilepsy Berkovic SF
  • 2006 ANZ Medical Research and Technology $20,000 A functional brain imaging study of prism adaptation treatment for spatial inattention following stroke Mattingly JB, Chapman H, Carey LM, Williams M
  • 2006 Austin Health & Medical Research Foundation $10,000 Imaging neuroplasticity of touch in late stages of recovery after stroke Carey LM
  • 2006-2010 NHMRC Project Grant -386201 $2,820,228 (over 5 years) Improving outcome after stroke: A large, multicentred, randomised controlled trial of very early mobilisation (AVERT) Dewey H, Bernhardt J, Donnan GA, Thrift A, Carter R, Lindley R
  • 2006 Harold and Cora Brennan Benevolent Trust $20,000 PET Scanner Black Box Donnan GA
  • 2006 Windermere Foundation $15,000 New onset epilepsy: early syndrome classification and long term seizure outcome McIntosh A
  • 2006 Austin Hospital Medical Research Foundation $10,000 Outcome after a first seizure: commencement and withdrawal of anti-epileptic medication and implications for seizure outcome McIntosh A
  • 2006 University of Melbourne Biomedical Multimedia Unit $5,000 Gait Illustrated: an interactive teaching program Galea MP, Lythgo N, Tully E
  • 2006 Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Group $1,500,000 Haptic and 3-D visual immersive environments Galea MP-one of 16 investigators
  • 2006-2007 Bethlehem Griffiths Foundation $28,300 Exercise-induced glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor in Parkinson’s Disease Galea MP, Griffiths R, Kotschet K, Horne M


  • 2005 – 2007 NHMRC - Project Grant $483,500
    Is EphA4 a major regulator of spinal repair?
    Boyd A, Bartlett P, Turnley A, Galea MP
  • 2005-2007 Felton Bequest $55,466
    Assessment of motor development in premature infants
    Galea MP, Eldridge B, Darrer T
  • 2005 Austin Health Medical Research Foundation $10,000
    Trips and falls: obstacle crossing in people who fall
    Said C, Galea MP, Dorevitch M, Lythgo N
  • 2005 Melbourne University $36,000
    Seizure outcome after surgery for extra-temporal epilepsy
    Anne McIntosh


  • 2004 Austin Hospital Medical Research Foundation $10,000
    Surgery for extra-temporal epilepsy
    Berkovic SF
  • 2004 Bionomics $260,000
    Genetics of epilepsy
    Berkovic SF
  • 2004 -2005 National Heart Foundation $100,000
    A randomised controlled trial of aspirin plus clopidogrel versus warfarin in the secondary prevention of stroke in patients with severe aortic arch atheroma (ARCH)
    Donnan GA
    Davis SM Hankey GJ Jones EF
  • 2004 – 2005 Multiple Sclerosis Australia $5,000
    Seeding grant- Dynamic balance intervention to improve gait and balance in people recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis: a pilot study.
    Phillips BA, Galea MP, Kilpatrick T, Martin C.
  • 2004 ANZ Medical Technology Grant $15,000
    Equipment grant
    Galea MP
  • 2004 NHMRC $17,464
    Major Equipment Grant
    (Powerlab EMG System)
    Galea MP
  • 2004 National Heart Foundation $115,273
    A very early rehabilitation trial, Phase 2 safety and feasibility study
    Bernhardt J
    2004 Affinity Health $50,000
    A very early rehabilitation trial, Phase 2 safety and feasibility study
    Dewey H, Bernhardt J
  • 2004 Austin Health Medical Research Foundation $7,765
    AVERT, Phase 2
    Bernhardt J
  • 2004 – 2006 NHMRC – Project Grant $334,700
    Brain adaptation associated with spontaneous and training-induced recovery of touch sensation post stroke
    Carey LM Abbott DF


  • 2003 NHMRC Program Grant $1,645,000
    Epilepsy: a collaborative research program form genome to patient
    Berkovic, S
    Scheffer, I Reutens, D
  • 2003 Austin Hospital Medical Research Fund $10,000
    Seizure outcome after surgery for extra-temporal epilepsy (continuation)
    Berkovic, S McIntosh, A
  • 2003 NHMRC Strategic Reserve Fund - Systems of Care for Chronic Diseases $196,110
    Evaluation of a multidisciplinary collaborative care model for vascular disease
    Colagiuri S Donnan G Knight J Tonkin A Burke H Lyle D
  • 2003 National Heart Foundation $50,000
    Stroke Thrombolysis: Extending the time window with MRI.
    Davis SM Donnan G Tress B Parsons M Butcher K Levi C Chalk J
  • 2003 – 2007 NHMRC Program Grant – 251525  $5,725,000
    Translational Research in Stroke
    (Contains ARCH 154611 and NEMESIS 154600 from 2003)
    Donnan G
    Davis SM Hankey GJ Howells DW
  • 2003 NH&MRC Major Equipment Grant $80,000
    Vicon 460 Motion Analysis System
    Galea MP
    , Donnan GA, Woodward M, Brown D
  • 2003 -2005 NH&MRC Project grant $305,490
    Pelvic floor muscle training for the management of urinary incontinence in elderly women: a randomised controlled trial.
    Galea MP, Carey M, Bird M, Sherburn M
  • 2003 Arthritis Australia $10,000
    A targeted strengthening program for patients following hip replacement
    Galea MP
    , Weller R, McMeeken JM
  • 2003 Hugh Williamson Foundation $20,000
    Vicon 460 Motion Analysis System
    Galea MP
  • 2003 Austin Hospital Medical Research Foundation $5,000
    Treadmill training in stroke rehabilitation: the more the better?
    Said C
    , Galea MP, Hughes A
  • 2003 National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health Initiative $59,000
    A targeted rehabilitation program for patients following total hip  replacement
    Galea MP
    , Westh R, Weller R, McMeeken JM, Tully EA, Barron J
  • 2003 World Bank $685,000
    Overall Academic Leader -Central Java Sister School Program
    Parker, J.
  • 2003 Austin Medical Research Foundation. $5,000
    Brain plasticity associated with training-induced recovery of touch sensation post-stroke.
    Carey LM
  • 2002-2003 La Trobe University – Collaborative grant scheme $21,398Changes in sites of brain activity associated with training-induced recovery of touch sensation post-stroke Carey LM



Prof SF Berkovic

The Royal Society of Victoria Research Medal 2006. This award is for research published between 1999 and 2004 into any field of Human Health or Medical Sciences.

Prof SF Berkovic

Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research 2006. This award is for outstanding discoveries in clinical or experimental biomedical research where the greater part of the work was conducted in Australia.

Prof GA Donnan

Shri N.P.V. Ramasamy Udayar Oration 2006, the Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India 2006.

Prof GA Donnan

Distinguished Scientist Award 2006 Austin Health

Professor MP Galea

Paxinos –Watson Prize for the most significant neuroscience paper published by a full member of the Australian Neuroscience Society in the preceding 12 months (for Goldshmit et al. 2004. J Neurosci 24:10064-10073)

Dr LM Carey

NHMRC Career Development Award, 2004-2008

Dr A Brodtmann

NHMRC Australian Training Research Fellowship (Part time), 2006-2009


Dr LM Carey

Appointed as adjunct Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, La Trobe University.

Dr LM Carey

NHMRC Career Development Award, 2004-2008

Professor J Parker

Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Medicine (MD) 2005, The University of Melbourne

Professor J Parker

Appointed Professor Emeritus, The University of Melbourne, 2005.

Professor SF Berkovic

Zulch Prize for Basic Neurological Research, 2005. This international award from the Max Planck Society, Germany is for outstanding achievements in the field of basic neurological research

Professor SF Berkovic

Ambassador for Epilepsy, 2005. These awards of the Joint Executive Committee of IBE/ILAE (the international non-medical and medical epilepsy bodies) recognize outstanding achievement in the international struggle against epilepsy.

 Professor SF Berkovic

Member of the Order of Australia,for service to medicine as a neurologist, particularly in the field of epilepsy research and treatment. Queen’s Birthday Honours 2005.

 Professor SF Berkovic

Elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, 2005

2004 - 2003

Professor G. A. Donnan
Research Excellence Winner, Victorian Public Health Awards 2004, Department of Human Services.

Professor G. A. Donnan
Centenary Medal for contributions to society and medicine 2003.

Professor M. P. Galea
Achievement Award 2004, Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Professor L. M. Carey
NHMRC Career Development Award, 2004-2008.

Dr Julie Bernhardt
A Melbourne Extended Care & Rehabilitation Service, Research and Education Award in 2003.

Isabella Taylor, (PhD candidate) awarded Young Investigator Prize for epilepsy, Australian Association of Neurologists, May 2004.

Isabella Taylor, (PhD candidate) Young Investigator Award, Schering Multiple Sclerosis 2003

Dr Anne Abbott, Young Investigator Award, Stroke Society of Australasia 2003

Dr Velandai Srikanth, Young Investigator Award, Australian Geriatrics Society 2003

Dr Yona Goldshmit nominated for Chancellor’s Prize, University of Melbourne

Translation of research findings into practice

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Multi-disciplinary clinical research training

In 2006 CCRE Research Students completing PhD’s or Masters courses have been recognised and supported by:

ARC Linkages with Glaxo Smith Kline, Australia - Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (Sarah Velissaris)

Australian Federal Government - Australian Post Graduate Award, (Kim Miller) Rural and Remote Allied Health Scholarship (Joanne Walker)

Epilepsy Society of Australia - UCB Fellowship, (Saul Mullen) Outstanding Scientific Presentation (Sarah Velissaris)

La Trobe University , La Trobe University Postgraduate Scholarship, (Ettie Ben-Shabat)

NHMRC - Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Neurosciences Scholarship, (Radwa Badawy, Ian Mosley, Jill Stow) Public Health Postgraduate Scholarship, (Dominique Cadilhac) Medical Postgraduate Scholarship (Henry Ma)

National Heart Foundation – travel grant (Dominique Cadilhac)

National Stroke Foundation - Educational Grants for evaluation reports to be written (Dominique Cadilhac)

Occupational Therapy Trust Fund – grant (Mary Mastos)

Pfizer - Cardiovascular Lipid Research Grant (John Ly)

Royal College of Nursing Australia -Centaur Nurses Memorial Education Trust (Jill Stow)

Royal Thai Government, Ministry of Science and Technology Royal Thai Government Scholarship, (Chesda Udommongkol)

St Vincent’s Health - St Vincent’s Health Research and Grants, (Paul Ilett)

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS), (Tamis Pin), Department of Medicine Travel Grant (Dominique Cadilhac)


Multi-disciplinary course in clinical research

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