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Director, Hunter Medical Research Institute
Burges Professor of Medical Science
Professor Nilsson is a neuroscientist with two decades experience in brain and stroke recovery research. His globally recognised research includes studies of brain plasticity and repair and how the results can be translated into novel strategies for stroke rehabilitation. In addition to his research achievements he has a proven track record in team and relationship building, and managing innovation and change.
Professor Nilsson was previously Director of Research, Development and Education at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden – northern Europe’s largest university hospital – where he was responsible for the strategic planning and support of clinical sciences.
Professor Nilsson is also appointed to the University of Newcastle as the Burges Professor of Medical Science.
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Jennie Thomas AM is HMRI’s Life Governor and a passionate advocate of its mission to find answers to the wide variety of medical questions that touch every family across the world.