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Dr Dale is a paediatric neurologist. His clinical interests are brain inflammation syndromes including such as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and multiple sclerosis; autoimmune encephalitis such as anti-NMDAR encephalitis and basal ganglia encephalitis; autoimmune movement disorders such as Sydenham's chorea; and childhood movement disorders including Tourette syndrome and genetic movement disorders.

His laboratory interests are acute onset brain inflammation and brain autoimmunity, including: the role of novel autoantibodies in autoimmune encephalitis; the role of anti-MOG antibodies in demyelination syndromes such as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders.

He is interested in therapeutic decision making in autoimmune brain disease, and has an NHMRC Practitioner fellowship to better understand the treatment of these disorders.


  • –present
    Professor, University of Sydney