THE FOUNDATION

About The Neuroscience foundation

The Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation was established in 1992, to raise funds to support all forms of research and clinical activities of the Neurosciences at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

From a modest beginning, it has developed and expanded incrementally each year to be a world-renowned neuroscience research centre and one of the leading organisations investigating the causes, complications, treatment and prevention of brain tumour, epilepsy, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease.
Neuro scientists working on patient

Board of Trustees

Associate Professor John King AM

MBBS, MD, FRACP
Founding Chairman of the RMHNF 1992
Member RMHNF Scientific Advisory Committee
Senior Neurologist, The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Chairman, Australian Association of Neurologists: Multiple Sclerosis Liaison Committee
Former Chairman, Senior Medical Staff, The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Former Chairman Medical Advisory Committee, Melbourne Private Hospital
Former President, Australasian Association of Neurologists

Professor Stephen Davis AM

MBBS, MD, FRACP
Founding Trustee of the RMHNF in 1992
Member RMHNF Scientific Advisory Committee
Director of Neurology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Professor of Neurology, The University of Melbourne 
President, World Stroke Organisation

Professor Andrew Kaye AM

MBBS, MD, FRACS
Founding Trustee of the RMHNF in 1992
Member RMHNF Scientific Advisory Committee
Chairman, Section of Surgery, The Royal Melbourne Hospital
James Stewart Professor of Surgery, The University of Melbourne
Head of Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne

MR COLIN GALBRAITH AM

LL.B (HONS), LL.M
Trustee of the RMHNF since 2003
Special Advisor, Gresham Partners Limited
Chairman, BHP Billiton Community Trust
Former Director, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
DirectorArrium Limited (formerly OneSteel Limited)
Director, Australian Institute of Company Directors
Director, CARE Australia

Ms Bee Ho Teow

M.SC
Trustee of the RMHNF since 2004
Former Director, Tourism Victoria
Director of various private companies

Mr Jonathan Tribe

B.A., M.ADMIN.
Trustee of the RMHNF since 2005
Member RMHNF Scientific Advisory Committee
Chief Executive, Federation Square
Formerly Chief Operating Officer, Victoria University
Formerly Chief Executive Officer, The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Mr Iain Mason

FAICD
Trustee of the RMHNF since 2007
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, The WCM Group Pty Ltd
Consultant Clay Finlay Inc. NY
Member, Investment Policy Committee, The Baker Medical Institute

Associate Professor Katharine Drummond

MBBS MD FRACS
Trustee of the RMHNF since 2013
Head, Department of Neurosurgery, The Royal Melbourne Hospital


Professor Mark parsons

BMed PhD FRACP
Trustee of the RMHNF since October 2017


Mr Martin Ralston

BEc, FIMC
Trustee of the RMHNF since 2015
Non-Executive Chairman, DWS Limited
Advisory Committee

Scientific Advisory Committee

Associate Professor John King AM, Chairman 
Professor Stephen Davis AM, Trustee 
Professor Patricia Desmond, Director of Radiology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital 
Associate Professor Kate Drummond, Trustee 
Professor Andrew Kaye AM,  Trustee
Professor Colin Masters, The University of Melbourne
Ms Bee Ho Teow, Trustee 
Mr Jonathan Tribe, Trustee

Warren Haynes Fellowship

The Trustees of The Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation are pleased to support this prestigious neuroscience research fellowship at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. 

The Warren Haynes Neuroscience Research Fellowship is named after the late Warren Wilton Haynes (1939-1997), a founding Trustee of The Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation and past Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICI Australia, now known as Orica. 

The fellowship is strongly supported by the family of the late Warren Haynes. The purpose of the Warren Haynes Neuroscience Research Fellowship is to provide support for a clinical researcher to undertake a substantial research program combined with a professional clinical career within the neurosciences at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. 

The RMH is an internationally recognised centre for basic and clinical neuroscience research, including investigator-driven trials. 
We aim to provide an experience that incorporates training in clinical neurosciences. The fellow would play an active role in the busy neuroscience unit. 

The Fellowship is a one to three year medical fellowship program offered through The Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation. Up to two prestigious neuroscience research fellowships are offered per annum at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The University of Melbourne commencing in each year. This fellowship is reserved for individuals with a major interest in an academic and clinical career in the neurosciences at the RMH, and for those who want to conduct substantial research projects during their fellowship. 

One major clinical or basic science project is expected to be completed by the fellow. The project is supervised by one or more members of the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery. The fellow is expected to present the results of the research annually, as well as submit abstracts to national and international meetings.
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