Research has always been an important part of paediatric neurology in Australia and New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand paediatric neurologists have made many important contributions to the field, including descriptions of new disorders, contributions to development of new treatments for epilepsy syndromes and nerve and muscle disorders of childhood, and identification of genes involved in childhood seizure disorders, muscular dystrophies, neuropathies and movement disorders. Almost all paediatric neurologists in Australia and New Zealand belong to the ANZCNS. Many are actively involved in clinical or laboratory research in addition to their clinical practice in the management of neurological illnesses.

Donations to the ANZCNS Research Fund will be used to assist research into specific aspects of paediatric neurology and to further collaborative research efforts within Australia. Directed donations can be given to advance clinical or laboratory research in subspeciality areas of paediatric neurology.

Enquiries regarding donations to the ANZCNS Research Fund should be directed to the Donations Office »

Research Special Interest Group (SIG) 

Katherine Howell Understanding the aetiology of severe infantile epilepsies using an epidemiological study design.

Alex Johnson Pathological findings in refractory temporal lobe epilepsy: correlations with clinical phenomenology and epilepsy outcomes.

Annie Bye Clinical and educational research in Epilepsy.

Eppie Yiu Novel Genes and Therapies in Neurogenetic Disorders.

Mark MacKay Childhood Stroke: early recognition and intervention.

Michelle Farrar Axonal excitability in spinal muscular atrophy: providing insight into pathophysiology and a potential biomarker for clinical trials.

Rick Leventer Understanding the causes and outcomes of neurogenetic diseases focussing on brain malformations and leukodystrophies.

John Lawson Tuberous Sclerosis Complex clinical trials.

Cia Sharpe Improving the management of seizures in at risk neonates.

Monique Ryan Clinical and genetic studies of paediatric neuromuscular disorders.

Shekeeb Mohammad Advances in the understanding of Autoimmune encephalitides and associated movement disorders in children.

Russell Dale Identification and treatment of autoimmune brain disease.

Lynette Sadleir Clinical genetic correlation in familial epilepsy.

Manoj Menezes Peripheral neuropathy research.

Michelle Lorentzos Psychiatry of Paediatric Movement Disorders.

Simon Harvey Causes, consequences and cures for uncontrolled epilepsy in children.

Esther Tantsis Multiple sclerosis and related CNS demyelinating disorders.

Sachin Gupta Bone health in children with neuromuscular disorders.

Kathy North Gene discovery and disease mechanism in inherited muscle disorders as well as genes that influence normal skeletal muscle function and elite athletic performance.
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