Research is an important part of medicine and BrizBrain & Spine foster research through our close association with the Newro Foundation. The Newro Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity seeking to develop new ideas and new research for new hope in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, spinal surgery and the
neurosciences. Through our extensive research and many clinical trials, it is our goal to improve the treatment and post-operative care of patients so that they can return to a normal life as quickly as possible.
The current research activities of the Newro Foundation are wide-ranging. As well as monitoring our treatment outcomes in our current clinical practice, they are also involved in research in many areas of neurosurgical practice.
Our current interests include advances in the treatment of brain tumours, surgical treatment of movement disorders, treatment of spinal conditions including complex spinal surgery and minimal access spinal/keyhole surgery, as well as skull base conditions such as pituitary tumours and acoustic neuromas.
Please visit the Newro Foundation website for more details.
In 2002, Dr Geoff Askin founded the Paediatric Spine Research Group in conjunction with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at QUT. Now named the Biomechanics and Spine Research Group, this group has been active over the years in the area of both basic and clinical research related to the spine with 101 (internationally peer reviewed) medical journal papers and 10 book chapters having been published.
Dr Terry Coyne is on the advisory board for and leads the clinical team at the Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation (ACPN) along with Prof Peter Silburn. Together they are performing important research into Deep Brain Stimulation treatment options.