John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Centre, The University of Sydney
Bio for Professor James Middleton MBBS, PhD, FAFRM(RACP)
Professor Middleton is Clinical Director of the NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service and also holds an academic appointment as Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research, The University of Sydney. He is also Senior Medical Specialist for the Spinal Outreach Service, based at Royal Rehab. James is a Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine with almost 30 years of clinical and research experience in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI) medicine and rehabilitation. Blending continuing clinical and management roles with his academic position affords James a unique opportunity to translate research evidence into improved rehabilitation practice, service planning, delivery and innovation, as well as enhanced health, functioning and quality of life outcomes for people with SCI. He has authored or co-authored over 140 peer-reviewed journal publications and 16 book chapters. James is Chair of the External Relations Committee for the International Spinal Cord Society, working closely with the World Health Organisation and external societies, such as the ISPRM in this role. He is a past President of the Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society. He also is Chair of the Board of Youthsafe (formerly Spinesafe Education Program), which is a leading non-government organisation for primary injury prevention in young people in NSW, advocating use of evidence-based, multi-strategic approaches to youth injury prevention in the key areas of motor vehicle, sports and occupational health and safety.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM