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Breaking down walls – CPA researcher to present research on global stage

Congratulations to Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute’s Dr Alex Griffin, who has placed second in the Australian final of the prestigious Falling Walls Lab competition.

Organised by the Australian Academy of Science, Falling Walls Lab invites emerging researchers to pitch an innovative idea in three minutes, exploring a breakthrough that can positively impact society.

Alex’s presentation, ‘breaking the wall of paediatric brain stimulation’, showcases CPA’s exciting research to make a form of non-invasive electronic brain stimulation known as ‘transcranial direct current stimulation’ (tDCS) more accessible to families of children with brain injuries.

Working with an international team, Alex is currently investigating how to make tDCS widely available for families through telepractice, harnessing the principles of neuroplasticity at home and boosting therapy outcomes.

A physiotherapist and early-career researcher with CPA’s regenerative medicine program, Alex’s mission is to advance the development and application of new treatments for paediatric disability, in partnership with people with lived experience.

Alex will now be one of three winners to showcase Australian science innovation on the the global stage, competing in Berlin at the global Falling Walls Lab finale in November!

Stay tuned for more details about Alex’s research and how to get involved in our upcoming teleneuromodulation trial. Click here to see the latest research study opportunities.

Find out more about CPA’s regenerative medicine program.