Dr Dinesh Palipana

Dr. Dinesh Palipana is a resident at the Gold Coast University Hospital. Dinesh has spinal cord injury at C6/7 from a motor vehicle accident. As a result, he has a longstanding passion and interest in spinal cord injury research. He earned a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), prior to completing his Doctor of Medicine (MD) at […]

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Dr Chris Vertullo

Dr Chris Vertullo is a proud Gold Coaster, having been raised and educated locally. He studied medicine at the University of Queensland. After becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian of College of Surgeons in 1999 he spent two years in further training at the University of Toronto in Joint Replacement and Duke University, North […]

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Dr Ellison Stephenson

Dr Ellison Stephenson graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School in 1989. She completed a Fellowship in neurosurgery with appointments throughout Queensland and New Zealand. A two year post fellowship appointment was undertaken at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol UK from 2001 to 2003 with attention to all areas of neurosurgery including spine, base of […]

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Professor Wise Young

Professor Wise Young, founding director of the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and a professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is recognised as one of the world’s outstanding neuroscientists. Dr Young led the team that discovered effective therapy for spinal cord injuries. This 1990 work upended concepts that spinal cord injuries […]

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Martin Codyre

Martin Codyre. BEng Hons, MSc Neuroscience, MIEI. Martin Codyre was rendered a C5 quadriplegic (paralysed from the shoulders down) in August 2008.  As soon as he had stabilised he started looking into the scientific and medical worlds for interventions that would recover his lost function. He has travelled almost 500,000km attending conferences and visiting scientific […]

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Dr Brent McMonagle

Brent McMonagle is The Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation’s Scientific Director. After graduating from the University of Queensland Medical School in 1996, he completed a surgical fellowship in Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgery in 2004. In 2005 and 2006, he undertook additional post-fellowship training in Sydney (St Vincent’s Hospital), London (Guy’s and St […]

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