ABOUT

about

This committee provides a forum for researchers operating clinical brain donor programs associated with the NSW Brain Bank. The NSW Brain Banks collect and hold the tissue donated for research purposes from the brain donors enrolled in these brain donor programs.

The brain donor research programs are essential for the recruitment of carefully characterised people who consent to brain donation after death for research purposes. The committee reviews standardisation and best practice for recruitment strategies, longitudinal data collection and data storage to maximise the research outcomes on the tissue collected by the NSW Brain Banks. The committee provides a forum to disseminate information concerning changes in policy and ethical practice around brain donation, as well as to discuss any issues associated with these longitudinal programs, including funding support.

Applications from individuals who wish to establish their own NSW Brain Banks brain donor program are welcomed.

The Brain Donor Program Committee is comprised of:

  1. A chairperson elected by the membership and ratified by the NSW Brain Banks Board; and
  2. Representatives from all brain donor programs associated with NSW Brain Banks

Prof Glenda Halliday

Chair

Ms Toni McCrossin

Secretary

A/Prof Simon Lewis

Member

Dr Claire Shepherd

Member

Prof Jillian Kril

Member

Professor Henry Brodaty

Member

Prof Perminder Sachdev

Member

Prof John Hodges

Member

A/Prof Olivier Piguet

Member

Prof Matthew Kiernan

Member

Prof Dominic Rowe

Member

A/Prof Clement Loy

Member

Prof Elizabeth McCusker

Member

Prof Peter Schofield

Member

Dr Bill Brooks

Member

Robyn Kapp OAM

Support Group Representative

Deb Laws

Brain Donor Program Representative