Professor Michael Nilsson (MD PhD FAFRM (RACP)) is Director of CRI and Global Innovation Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Newcastle. He is a specialist in Rehabilitation medicine, Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians; Visiting Professor at the LKC School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore; Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden; and Honorary Professor at the Florey Institute, Melbourne. Formerly Director of the Neuro Division, and Director of Research and Development at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden; and Director of the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), Newcastle, Australia.
Professor Nilsson is one of very few senior specialists globally with a combined expertise in rehabilitation medicine and a strong research platform in neuroscience.
Operating in both the public and private healthcare sector, his research focuses on mechanisms underpinning resilience, brain plasticity and repair and how these mechanisms are influenced by stress and environmental stimuli.