08/12/2014 - 15:45

Medical research institute gets new leadership

08/12/2014 - 15:45

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The Western Australian Neuroscience Research Institute has appointed experienced board executive Roger Hussey as chairman of its board.

The Western Australian Neuroscience Research Institute has appointed experienced board executive Roger Hussey as chairman of its board.

Mr Hussey is the chairman for the newly established Southern Ports Authority, deputy chair of Landgate, and serves on the Bali Eye Humanitarian Foundation in Indonesia.

He was previously chairman of the Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital and the Telethon Kids Institute.

The institute also appointed adjunct clinical professor of neurology at the University of Western Australia, David Blacker, as its new medical director.

Professor Blacker is also a neurologist and stroke physician at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, and is a member (and previous chair) of the Neuroscience Advisory Group to the WA Department of Health.

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