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Meet the team

The NeuroRecovery Research Team are based at the University of New South Wales and are also part of a broader team of researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia, working on combined projects with the Pain IMPACT Centre.

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Prof Sylvia Gustin, Ph.D., BPsych, MPsych 

Director, NeuroRecovery Research Hub, Rebecca Cooper Research Fellow, APHRA Registered Psychologist

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Dr Yann Quidé, PhD

Research Fellow,

Head of Neuroimaging, Neurobiology and Mental Health Program

Dr Monzurul Alam, PhD

Research Fellow,

Head of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program

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Dr Negin Hesam-Shariati, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow,

Head of Chronic Pain Neurotherapy Program

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Nell Norman-Nott, BPsychSc(Hons), PhD Candidate

Clinical Researcher & DBT Skills Trainer

Head of Chronic Pain Emotional Recovery Program

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Pauline Zahara, BPthy

Head of Clinical Trial Management, NRRH Group Manager

Thiago Folly, BPthy

Clinical Research Assistant

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Kevin Yi Chen, BEng(Hons), BSc

Software Engineer


Sebastian Restrepo, BMechEngin

Mechanical Engineer, CAD Designer


Lara Alexander, BExPhys

ESSA-Accredited Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Honours student

Khaizuran Kamarul, BPsychScience 

Honours student

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