Meet the SIP Team – Francesca Oieni

Francesca Oieni is a Research Assistant with the Spinal injury Project Team. She is a Molecular Biologist and holds a Master’s degree in Genetics and a Bachelor of Natural Sciences achieved respectively from the University of Paris and the University of Rome. Francesca will collaborate with Dr Tammy Tseng and Dr Mo Chen to develop […]


2019/2020 PCSRF Annual Report

After a year like no other, it is important to reflect on what has gone before and what we have to be optimistic about. With this in mind, the Foundation Team is pleased to share our annual report with you. The report outlines the Foundation’s wonderful achievements which you have played a role in – […]


Meet the SIP Team – Chenying Yang

Chenying Yang is a research assistant with the Spinal Injury Project team. She completed a Bachelor of Bioscience and Biotechnology at Tsinghua University before arriving in Australia to complete her Master’s of Biomedical Research at the University of Melbourne. She will be working with Dr Anu Chacko and Dr Ali Delbaz to find compounds that […]


Treatment For Paralysis A Step Closer

An Australian-first rehabilitation trial considered the next crucial step in treating paralysis will now proceed after a record donation from the country’s leading spinal injury research foundation. The $450,000 commitment from The Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation (PCSRF) will allow five people with paralysis to complete an intensive 16-week training program at a state-of-the-art facility […]


New Podcast – Chunk of Change featuring Perry Cross out this great podcast featuring Perry Cross. In this conversation Perry reminds us that the loneliness and isolation we’ve felt during COVID-19 lockdowns is a normal daily experience for many Australian’s living with a disability. As someone who’s defied the odds over and over again, Perry’s philosophy on how to make the ‘impossible possible’ is […]


Dr Matt & Dr Mike on Spinal Cord Injury

The Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation has teamed up with Dr Matt & Dr Mike from the Spinal Injury Project at Griffith University to present a series of educational videos about the spinal cord and spinal cord injury. Episode 1 – Spinal Cord Overview In this video, Dr Mike explains the structure and function of the […]


Joy’s Birthday Gift

A huge shout out to Joy Heenan who recently selflessly decided to encourage her friends and family to raise money for our Foundation for her birthday. Together they raised over $2,500 for our Sustained Functional Therapy Trial! Joy had a horse-riding accident on the 24th of December in 2010 and became a T6 complete paraplegic. […]


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