Geoffrey A Donnan, MD is Director of The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and Professor of Neurology, University of Melbourne, Austin Hospital in Australia. More recently, he has co-founded Neurosciences Trials Australia (NTA), which incorporates neuroscience interest groups ranging from stroke to migraine and provides coordination and support for commercial and investigator driven clinical trials. He also has a major interest in the imaging of the ischaemic penumbra. His other major interest is the interface between basic sciences and clinical stroke medicine, and in collaboration with Dr Malcolm Macleod and Associate Professor David Howells, he has adapted the meta-analysis technique to assess therapies in animal stroke models.
Professor Donnan has been involved in a number of international initiatives, including establishment of the World Neurology Foundation and the World Stroke Foundation (Secretary). He has chaired the scientific committee or executive committees of a number of international meetings including the 6th International Symposium on Thrombolysis and Acute Stroke (2000), World Stroke Congress (2000) and World Congress of Neurology (2005) and was co-chair of the Education Committee for the World Stroke Congress, Vienna (2008).