Prof. Michael ( Mike ) Calford
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Office - DVC (Research)
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Professor Mike Calford is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), with responsibility for management of the University's research and intellectual property, research training and strategic research planning. Mike is a member of Executive Committee and chairs the Singapore Advisory Committee. He is also Professor of Human Physiology.
Mike is an internationally recognised Neuroscientist who heads a group funded by an NHMRC Program Grant to examine pre-clinical models of ischemic stroke therapy.
Mike came to the University of Newcastle in 2000, and was the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health from 2006 until 2009. Prior to moving to the University of Newcastle, he held research academic appointments at The University of Melbourne, City University of New York, Oxford, The University of Queensland, The University of California at Irvine, and The Australian National University.
- Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University
- Bachelor of Science (Honours), Monash University
- neuronal plasticity
Professor Calford is a neuroscientist with a primary interest in plasticity of the cerebral cortex after injury or stroke. Using perturbations of sensory cortex in animal models to investigate basic physiological responses, he was one of the first to demonstrate an extensive capacity for reorganization in the adult and to plot its time course. With his colleagues Professor Calford is presently involved in work into the neuroprotectant properties of steroids and is also studying the physiological basis of tinnitus in terms of maladaptive cortical reorganization.
Fields of Research
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Centres and Groups
- Hunter Medical Research Institute
- PRC - Priority Research Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health (CTNMH)
ARC (Biological Sciences Panel) (Australia)
Chair, Grants Review Panel
Chair of Scientific Advisory Committee
Neurosciences Australia, Integrative Neurosciences Facility (Australia)
Australian Medical Research Award
Australian Society for Medical Research (Australia)
Work has > 3000 citations, 21 papers cited > 50 times, 10 papers cited > 100 times. h-index 30
Web of Science (Australia)
Sixth World Congress
International Brain Research Organisation, Czech Republic (Invited address)
The Plasic Brain
CONASTA 53, Australia (Keynote Address)