Ralph Mobbs is an Australian trained Neurosurgeon with a subspecialty interest in complex spinal disorders, tumour & trauma of the spine and Minimally Invasive Spinal surgery. He has designed and developed instruments and prosthesis over the last 15 years, that are in common use today; with over 150,000 patients worldwide benefiting from his designs and implants. He is the chair of the NSURG research group, with interests in Stem Cell regenerative technologies, and spinal biomechanics. Dr Mobbs is the Head of Department of Neurosurgery at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Spine Surgery.