Neil is a Lymphologist and Director of the lymphoedema Clinical Research Unit
Neil was one of the initiators and the firsrt coordinator of the Advanced Studies Stream in the MD Program.
Neil is Executive member of the of the International Society for Lymphology,
Neil is Clinical Sciences and Chief editor of the "Journal of Lymphoedema" (UK), a member of the editorial boards of "Phlebology" (USA) and "Lymphology" (USA).
He is Australasian Editor or the "Journal of Lymphatic research and Biology" (USA).
Neil was President of the 22nd International Congress of Lymphology (Sydney.)
He is a member International Advisory Board Union Internationale Phlebologie and a member of its consensus groups on Lymphoedema and Phlebo-lymphoedema,
He is a board member of the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphoedema Care and was a board member of the Australian College of Phlebology until 2020 and was a member of the steering committee for the Australian and American Lymphoedema Frameworks.
He has been on the scientific and organising committees of a range of recent international congresses including the Australasian Lymphology Association/ILF conference in Darwin 2016, the joint Italian and International Lymphoedema Framework Congress in Siracusa 2017, the ILF and Dutch Lymphodema Frameworks groups in Rotterdam 2018 and the 2019 ILF and American Lymphoedema Framework Congress in Chicago USA as well as the section Convener and Chair of pharmacological management of Lymphoedemas at the International Society of Lymphology Conference in Buenos Aires also in 2019
He was Scientific Chair of the 13th Australasian Society of Lymphology Meeting 2020, (later held as a vitrual meeting) and Co-organiser of the lymphology theme area of the Australasian College of Phlebology meeting originally to be held in Auckland.
He is an instructor and lead for the "Conservative Lymphoedema Treatment Course" 28th World ISL Congress Greece Sept 2021
B.Sc 1972 Adelaide
B Sc (Hons) 1973 Adelaide
Ph D 1979 Mode of Action of Benzopyrones in thermal and other oedemas Adelaide.
Australasian Lymphology Association Award - Lifetime contribution to Lymphology Darwin 2016
Honorary Life Membership Lymphoedema Association of Victoria May 2015
Established Researcher Presentation Award (WALT World Association Laser Therapy) 2012
Fellow Emeritus Australian College of Phlebology 2011
Gold Medal for Advancement of Lymphoedema research: Australasian college of Phlebology, Melbourne 2011
International Lymphoedema Framework Award for Lymphoedema research; London, 2010
American Society for Lymphology award - for Dedication to the adance of Evidence based Medicine in the Field of Lymphology 2007
Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching Graduate Studiies Program 2000.
Ph D and M Sc supervisor/co-supervisor: Impact of climate change on lymphoedemas (qualitative and quantitative aspects), Skin in Primary Lymphoedemas, Service provision and needs in rural and remote areas
Clinical Trial Supervisor, Lymphoedema Clinical Research Unit for pilot studies and trials conducted by Advanced Studies Students in the MD program including: Impact of limb dominance on Lymphoedema diagnosis, The use of negative pressure in the treatment of lymphoedema with and without fibrosis; Objective classification for lymphooedemas,
Clinical Trial co-supervisor of Speech Pathology Students: Objective assessment strategies for Head and Neck Lymphoedemas
CI with members from Uni SA and State Path and Clinical Genetics in a trial to determine the Genetic basis of lipoedemas and of the relationshop between the genotype and phenotype for lipoedema
CI with members of the Lymphoedema Clinical Research Unit and Surgery in the Assessment of the impact of Deupirfenidone on Secondary Arm Lymphoedemas
CI with members of the Lymphoedema Clinical Research Unit in the Objective assessment of vibration on fluids and contents in normal limbs.
Survey Research, Research Design, Lymphatic and Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology, Lymphoedema risks and risk management
Best Day Presenter International Lymphoedema Framework Congress Glasgow - JUN 2014
International Society of Lymphology Presidential Prize- Rome - SEP 2013
Channel 9 Young Achiever Semi-finalist - FEB 2015
Flinders University Publication Award - FEB 2016
Siroptomist International Ester Bright Travel Award - APR 2012
Flinders University Best Ph D student presentation -
Lymphoedema Screening; Detection of those at risk of lymphoedema, early management of symptoms
Self/partner management strategies for chronic lymphoedemas presented at public meetings of the Lymphoedema Support Groups
Educating the at risk population though support group and other meetings
Joint presentations with Industry partners providing evidence for their range of therapeutic actions
Patron Lipoedema Australia
Patron Lymphoedema Support group of South Australia
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