2015/2016 Spinal Network travel grant winners

The Spinal Network travel grants aim to help emerging researchers, clinicians, postgraduate students, people with a spinal cord injury and people working in the spinal cord injury community attend conferences to increase communication and collaboration within the field. 

These travel grants are in memory of Rosalind Nicholson who was just 17 when she sustained a spinal cord injury in a horse riding accident. She refused to be overwhelmed by her injury and became an active member of the local community. 

For conference travel in the financial year 2015/16 there are grants of up to $1000 for individuals attending conferences within Australia and New Zealand, and grants of up to $2000 for an individual presenting at an international conference.

The 2015/2016 travel grant winners were:


Theresa Sutherland, PhD Candidate, University of Technology Sydney
Comparing the innate immune cell and progenitor cell response to acute spinal cord injury in rats of different ages.
ISN-APSN Biennial Meeting and ANS Conference
Date: 23 - 27 August 2015
Location: Cairns, Australia
Conference Report

Masoud Hassanpour Golakani, PhD Candidate, University of New South Wales
Dynamics of inflammatory immune response in a mouse model of traumatic spinal cord injury.
Neuroscience 2015
Date: 17 - 21 October 2015
Location: Chicago, United States
Conference Report