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Stuart is a Principal Investigator of the Monash Trauma Group, and Director of Fluid Biomarker Research in the Department of Neuroscience. Stuart’s research has focused on improving understanding of how the injured brain interacts with peripheral body systems, and how novel blood tests may be used to improve clinical management of traumatic brain injuries. After completing his PhD in 2012, Stuart was appointed to a teaching and research position at La Trobe University. In January 2019, Dr McDonald was recruited to the newly formed Department of Neuroscience at Monash, where he leads a translational research program investigating mild traumatic brain injuries.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, La Trobe University

Award Date: 23 Feb 2012

External positions

Honorary Associate, La Trobe University

Research area keywords

  • Concussion
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Trauma
  • Biomarkers
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Neurofilament light
  • MicroRNAs


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