Attend a research briefing

Our Research Briefings bring together some of the world’s leading cerebral palsy researchers to share their latest research findings.

These free events are an opportunity for supporters, researchers and the general public to hear the latest developments in cerebral palsy research.

Invitation to Annual Research Briefing 2019

Will stem cells unlock future treatments for cerebral palsy?

Thursday 10th October 2019, 5.30pm for 6.00pm
Clayton Utz Boardroom Level 18, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Rob White, Chief Executive Officer, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, invites you to hear from world leaders in stem cell and genetics research for cerebral palsy.

Bookings are required. Contact Tracey Jordan for more information.

Guest Speakers

Alan Trounson

Emeritus Professor Alan Trounson


Distinguished Scientist | Hudson Institute

Emeritus Professor | Monash University

CEO, Cartherics Pty Ltd

Associate Professor Michael Fahey

Paediatric Neurologist and Clinical Geneticist

Head of the Paediatric Neurology Unit | Monash Medical Centre

Director of Neurogenetics | Neurogenetics Clinic, Royal Melbourne

Previous Research Briefings

The 2019 Research Briefing was held on Wednesday 29 May 2019.


Leigh R. Hochberg, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery, Neurocritical Care and Acute Stroke Services, Department of Neurology | Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Engineering | Brown University
Director, VA RR&D Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, Rehabilitation R&D Service | Providence Va Medical Center
Senior Lecturer on Neurology | Harvard Medical School

Professor Alistair McEwan, BE/BComm MEng(Res), PhD, MIEEE
Ainsworth Chair of Technology and Innovation | Cerebral Palsy Alliance and University of Sydney
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Chief Investigator | ARC Training Centre for Innovative BioEngineering

The 2018 Research Briefing was held on Tuesday 13 March 2018.


Dr Bernadette Gillick PhD, MSPT, PT, Neuroscientist and Paediatric Physical Therapist with the University of Minnesota Medical School, USA

Neuroplasticity and Neuromodulation: Recovery from infant stroke by brain stimulation

Dr Cathy Morgan PhD, BAppSc (Physiotherapy), Senior Research Fellow, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute

Neuroplasticity into the clinic