Professor Russell Dale is a Paediatric Neurologist and clinical academic at the Children’s hospital at Westmead and University of Sydney. He is Head of Clinical School and Head of Speciality of Child and Adolescent Health of University of Sydney, and Clinical Director of the Kids Neuroscience Centre, a research group of 100 clinicians and scientists.
He is an internationally recognised researcher in immune and autoimmune disorders of the brain, and neurodevelopmental and movement disorders of childhood. He has published 285 peer reviewed publications; his work has been cited 18,500 times and his H index is 70 (Google Scholar). His work has resulted in therapies for immune mediated brain disease being approved by government agencies and academic societies around the world, such as National institute for Clinical Excellence, American Academy of Neurology, and European League of Rheumatology. He has led international consensus guidelines for the treatment of autoimmune brain disease in children and been senior author on discovery papers of essential diagnostic biomarkers which are now part of routine clinical care around the world. He has been awarded over $15M in research funding and is a current NHMRC Leadership fellow (2021-5).