Prof Dr Russell Dale
Professor Russell Dale was trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London in paediatric neurology with Brian Neville and Robert Surtees, and did his PhD at Institute of Neurology in neuroimmunology with Gavin Giovannoni. He moved to University of Sydney in 2006, and was promoted to Professor of Paediatric Neurology in 2015. His research interests are movement and neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood including Tourette syndrome and OCD. He has a major interest in neuropsychiatry and is passionate about finding new ways of approaching neurodevelopment and emotional disorders of childhood. His main academic research is neuroimmunology including autoimmune CNS diseases, but also other immune-brain interactions that include the interface of genomics, epigenomics and inflammation including biomarkers of inflammation. His other major interest is neurotherapeutics, with a particular focus on immune suppression, immune modulation and repurposing old drugs with immune mechanisms. He has published 260 peer reviewed publications, his work has been cited 15,000 times (Google scholar), and holds an NHMRC Investigator grant. He continues to support England cricket team despite sometimes wishing otherwise.