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Senior Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia
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  • –present
    Conjoint Senior Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia
  • –present
    Conjoint Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales


  • 2001 
    University of Würzburg, Germany, Doctor rerum naturae (PhD): History of Medicine
  • 2000 
    University of Würzburg, Germany, Magister Artium: History
  • 1985 
    Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, Bachelor of Science (Honours): Biological Sciences


  • 2011
    Things worse than death: The encephalitis lethargica story, New York: Springer (in preparation)
  • 2011
    Encephalitis lethargica from the inside: the patient perspective, In: S Jacynta (ed) History of the neurological patient. London: Wellcome Inst. Hist. Med.
  • 2010
    Encephalitis lethargica-like disorders prior to Economo. , In: J Vilensky (ed) Encephalitis Lethargica: During and After the Epidemic. Oxford University Press
  • 2009
    Encephalitis lethargica and the influenza virus, Journal of Neural Transmission 116: 143-150, 1295-1321
  • 2003
    Beans, roots & leaves: The history of the pharmacological therapy of parkinsonism, Marburg: Tectum

Grants and Contracts

  • 2008
    NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (2008-2010)
    Funding Source:
    National Institutes of Health, USA
  • 2004
    Encephalitis lethargica in the 1920s (and afterwards): the forgotten epidemic (2004-2007)
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2002
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (2002-2003)
    Funding Source:
    Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Research Areas

  • History And Philosophy Of Medicine (220205)
  • History And Philosophy Of Science (Incl. Non Historical Philosophy Of Science) (220206)
  • Neurosciences Not Elsewhere Classified (110999)