Neurological Foundation - Chair of Neurosurgery

About The Chair in Neurosurgery

THE BACKGROUND

In 2010, the Government overturned its decision to centralise all neurosurgical services to Christchurch, after thousands fought publicly to retain the life-saving service here. Dunedin is now part of a two-hub South Island Neurosurgical Service.

THE ROLE OF THE CHAIR IN NEUROSURGERY

The Neurological Foundation Chair in Neurosurgery is a unique position – showing the true power of collaboration.

The Neurological Foundation, Otago University and Dunedin Hospital have joined forces to ensure Dunedin and Southland – indeed the whole South Island – benefit from a comprehensive neurosurgical service through this professorial position.

The successful candidate will:

  • LEAD the country's first academic neurosurgery unit, conducting vital research into diseases and disorders of the brain and nervous system.
    TEACH a new generation of neurosurgeons – making Otago University an essential destination for the study of neurosurgery.
    WORK with the team of neurosurgeons based at Dunedin Hospital – dealing with a range of acute cases.
    BE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED in neurosurgery.
     

RAISING FUNDS FOR THE CHAIR IN NEUROSURGERY CAMPAIGN

The Neurological Foundation is working to raise $3 million to fund this crucial position in perpetuity. We need your help to push us to the finish line.

It’s vital we not only lock in these essential neurosurgical services in the South – but also grow them. The Neurological Foundation Chair in Neurosurgery is a key part of ensuring this bright future.

DONATE TODAY and be part of a life-changing campaign that will protect future generations.

Find out more about the PEOPLE behind this campaign or read REAL STORIES from people who have been saved by neurosurgery.