Neurolgical Foundation of New Zealand

Official partner to Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week



Dr Jon Simcock - Click here for more info

Dr Jon Simcock has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a neurologist. He was born in Dunedin, educated at New Plymouth Boy’s High School, and graduated from the Otago School of Medicine in 1960. He became a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1964 and completed his specialist training as a […]

  • Neurologist

  • Medical Adviser to the Neurological Foundation

Dr Helena Popovic - Click here for more info

Dr Helena Popovic MBBS is a medical doctor, author, international speaker and one of Australia’s foremost authorities on how to maintain brain function. Her book In Search of My Father, which was showcased to a capacity audience at the 2013 Auckland Writers and Readers Festival, is an uplifting story of caring for her dementia-stricken father […]

  • Medical Doctor and Author

Professor Larry E. Roberts (PhD) - Click here for more info

Dr Roberts is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His research uses brain imaging techniques to understand how experience with sound alters the tuning of neurons in the human auditory system over the life span (a process known as neural plasticity) and to uncover […]

  • Professor Emeritus. Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour

  • McMaster Institute for Music and Mind McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
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Professor Pim Van Dijk - Click here for more info

Dr Pim Van Dijk is Professor of Audiology at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and is a member of the global Tinnitus Research Initiative. Professor Van Dijk has a unique academic background: he studied physics with minors in mathematics and musicology, and obtained an MSc and PhD in physics from the University of […]

  • Professor of Audiology

  • University of Groningen, University Medical Centre of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Professor Pim Van Dijk

Professor Deborah Hall - Click here for more info

Professor Deb Hall is the Director of the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit and Professor in Hearing Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham. In 1993, Professor Hall gained a first-class honours degree in Psychology at Brunel University, followed by a PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology, University of Birmingham. She spent over 12 years at […]

  • Director of the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit and Professor in Hearing Sciences

  • School of Medicine, University of Nottingham
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Dr Grant Searchfield - Click here for more info

Dr Grant Searchfield is Head of Audiology at the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland, and also directs the university’s Hearing and Tinnitus Clinic. His research is focused on the scientific development and application of new hearing technologies to patients in the clinic. Dr Searchfield’s work has had a strong emphasis on […]

  • Tinnitus Clinician and Head of Audiology

  • University of Auckland
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Professor Dirk De Ridder - Click here for more info

Professor Dirk De Ridder holds the position of the inaugural Neurological Foundation Chair of Neurosurgery at the University of Otago. Formerly a neurosurgeon at one of Belgium’s leading hospitals, Antwerp University Hospital, he founded and directed both a brain research centre there, and a tinnitus research initiative. Professor Dr Ridder began his joint University of […]

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Arnar Astradsson - Click here for more info

Mr Astradsson has been a specialist neurosurgeon since 2005. He trained at Righospitalet and Glostrup Hospital in Denmark and Southampton General Hospital, England, and was then awarded a research fellowship at Harvard Medical School, with Professor Ole Isacson, where he studied stem cell transplantation for Parkinson’s disease. Mr Astradsson has subsequenty sub-specialised in stereotactic and […]

  • Neurosurgeon

Arnar Astradsson for brainweek website