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Dr Lisa Gillinder

Specialty: Neurology
Clinical Interests: Epilepsy Surgery and SEEG
Practices at: MHB MPHB
Phone 07 3163 8111

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Mater Advanced Epilepsy Unit
Salmon Building
Stanley Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101
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Dr Gillinder (BaAppSciMRT, MBBS, MPhil, FRACP) completed her undergraduate training in medical radiation technology at the Queensland University of Technology.  She completed her medical degree at the University of Queensland and fulfilled her physician and neurology training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.  She completed her epilepsy fellowship at the Mater Advanced Epilepsy Unit and now has a joint appointment as neurologist / epileptologist at Princess Alexandra and Mater Hospitals.

Dr Gillinder specialises in stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG) and the surgical management of epilepsy.  She has a strong research focus and is the lead of the Mater epilepsy research program.  Her clinical studies are centred around improving epilepsy diagnostics and her pivotal work is investigating a link between seizure semiology and autoimmunity.  Her other clinical studies are directed towards identifying novel epilepsy biomarkers, investigating medication optimisation for Video EEG evaluation, improving functional MRI capabilities for pre-surgical language assessment and optimising neuropsychological language evaluations.

Dr Gillinder is also passionate about pre-clinical research, which began during the completion of her MPhil in MRI spectroscopy.  She is now a fellow of the Mater Research Institute and Queensland Brain institute where she works collaboratively with pre-clinical researchers.  Her current work includes investigating the fundamental computations of human neurons and the study of hippocampal progenitor cells.  Dr Gillinder’s work was recently recognised by her receipt of the ASMR Clinician Researcher Award and the Women in Technology Rising Star Award. 

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