Rohan Walker

Rohan Walker

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Associate Professor Rohan Walker is a senior research fellow based at the Hunter Medical Research Institute. He is a chief investigator and co-director of the University of Newcastle’s Priority Research Center in Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury and a named research fellow for the NHMRC Center of Excellence in Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation. He also co-heads the Medical Devices laboratory and Bioanalytics for Synthetic Environments Research Group.

Associate Professor Walker obtained his PhD from the University of Newcastle in the field of Neuroimmunology in 2006. Dr Walker then joined the systems neuroscience laboratory of Professor Trevor Day, in the School of Biomedical Sciences & Pharmacy, as an NHMRC funded postdoctoral researcher. During this time he investigated brain mechanisms that underpin individual differences in vulnerability to psychological stress. In 2007 Dr Walker was awarded an NHMRC Biomedical (Peter Doherty) Postdoctoral Fellowship. During this time his work became focused on glial involvement in mood disturbance. In 2009 he established the Affective Neuroscience research group at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has established himself as an researcher leader in the field and is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences. He acts as Grant Review Panel member for the NHMRC, as well as acting as an external reviewer for the Australian NHMRC, New Zealand HRC, Candian Science Foundation and others. His work is currently supported by the Department of Defence, through the Defence Science and Technology Organization, the NHMRC as well as the Hunter Medical Research Institute.