Our People

The CRI team possess a unique combination of skills, experience and achievements across the interdisciplinary research spectrum. With this diverse expertise, we are in an optimal position to deliver innovative solutions in rehabilitation.

CRI TEAM LEADERS

PROFESSOR MICHAEL NILSSON

Director

Professor Michael Nilsson (MD PhD FAFRM (RACP)) is Director of CRI and Global Innovation Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of...

PROFESSOR ROHAN WALKER

Deputy Director

Professor Rohan Walker (PhD) is a neuroscientist and senior research based at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). His research focuses on...

PROFESSOR SARAH JOHNSON

Theme Leader – Engineering

Professor Sarah Johnson (BE PhD) is an electrical engineer and Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of...

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MICHAEL POLLACK

Theme Leader – Clinical

Associate Professor Michael Pollack (MB.BS, FAFRM (RACP), FFPMANZCA, MMedSci(ClinEpi)) is a senior Rehabilitation Medicine physician with a special...

CRI TEAM MEMBERS

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR NICOLETTE HODYL

Research Development Officer

ELIZABETH DITTON

Senior Research Assistant

GILLIAN MASON

Clinical Research Assistant

LUCY BAILEY

Centre Operations Manager

Dr Xin Gu

Data Scientist

Jodie Cochrane

PhD Student

Dr Karen Ribbons

Project Manager

CRI RESEARCH AFFILIATES

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR ADRIAN WILLS

Research Affiliate

Associate Professor Adrian Wills is an expert in system identification and machine learning and head of the discipline of mechatronics at the...

DR NATTAI BORGES

Research Affiliate

Dr Nattai Borges has been an Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) Accredited Exercise Physiologist since 2010 and a level 2 Strength and...