Professor Chris Levi, MD

Chris is a Chief Investigator and co-ordinator of the Australian Stroke Genetics Collaborative. He is senior Staff Specialist Neurologist, Director of Acute Stroke Services, John Hunter Hospital; Conjoint Assoc Professor of Medicine, University of Newcastle and Director of the Hunter Medical Research Institute/University of Newcastle Priority Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research. He established the Stroke Research Program in Newcastle in 1999 and in addition to his work in stroke genetics is working in the fields of stroke prevention, acute stroke neurovascular imaging, therapeutic hypothermia and tPA implementation. He has published over 100 peer reviewed journal articles and has extensive experience in the design, conduct and management of large scale observational studies and clinical trials. His overarching research vision is the translation of experimental stroke therapies into the clinical domain and the implementation of effective stroke therapies.