The Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation (APCN) is a world leader in the integration of research, education and clinical care.  APCN has strong links with international research and clinical networks on Neuromodulation technology and procedures and is a leading data hub for the Asia-Pacific region. The centre is a joint initiative of The University of Queensland at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital.

APCN research programs aim to secure better outcomes for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) patients and expand the applications of DBS to treat new conditions and more patients. Through its clinical affiliations, APCN is able to rapidly translate its research into practice.

APCN plays a key role in the Asia-Pacific region in increasing the adoption and awareness of DBS and delivering leading edge training programs and placements for DBS physicians. APCN is also involved at the community level providing informative educational sessions for patients and carers.

The APCN is led by renowned researchers and clinicians, Professor Pankaj Sah and Professor Peter Silburn, co-directors of the APCN Centre, and complemented by Associate Professor Terry Coyne (neurosurgeon).

The clinical DBS team located at the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital (SAWMH) and led by Professor Peter Silburn and Associate Professor Terry Coyne, is at the forefront of DBS in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. They are among the top five DBS specialist teams in the world as determined by clinical efficiency, and over the past two decades, have trained approximately 85% of the DBS practitioners in Australia.  They have helped many people suffering from Parkinson's disease, Dystonia, Essential Tremor and Tourette's syndrome.

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Support Staff

  • Mrs Lisa McKeown

    Casual Research Assistant
    UQ Centre for Clinical Research
    Research Project Officer
    Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation
  • Mrs Sara Gottliebsen

    Research and Operations Administrat
    Queensland Brain Institute