We actively collaborate with major research institutions including the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), the University of Queensland, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology and international biotech companies including Blaze Bioscience Inc.

The current research activities of the Newro Foundation are wide-ranging. As well as monitoring of patient care and treatment outcomes in our current clinical practice, we are also involved in research in many areas of neurology, neurosurgery, spinal surgery and the neurosciences. 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.

Research methods vary and may include:

  • Basic scientific research which is often laboratory based
  • Patient care which assesses current methods of treatment
  • Clinical research that is out of the laboratory and studies new methods of treatment in a patient population
  • Epidemiology/population studies to examine disease patterns in the population

New ideas for the treatment of brain and spinal conditions occur all the time. However, translating these ideas into practice relies on research and development. It can take many years before an idea translates into current clinical practice. Through our research foundation we hope to extend and expand our research interests in neurosurgical practice to improve future patient treatment and care.