Professor Stephen Davis is the Professor of Translational Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne, Director of the Melbourne Brain Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Immediate Past-President of the World Stroke Organization.
He is also a Past-President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) and the Stroke Society of Australasia (SSA).
He received numerous awards including the 2011 William Feinberg Award from the American Stroke Association, the Bethlehem Griffiths Foundation Research Medal in 2011, the 2012 E Graeme Robertson award of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists, the 2012 Karolinska Award and the 2014 JJ Wepfer Award from the European Stroke Council. He was the recipient of an Order of Australia award (AM) in 2013. He was elected as an inaugural Fellow in the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in 2015. He was the 2017 C Miller Fisher Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University.
His research is focussed on acute therapy for both ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage, particularly the use of advanced imaging in selection of therapy. He is a consulting editor for Stroke and serves on editorial boards of
the International Journal of Stroke, the European Stroke Journal, Journal of Clinical Neuroscience and Journal of Neuroimaging. He is the Principal Investigator of an NHMRC stroke program grant 2017-2021. He has an H Index of 81, has co-authored 3 books, numerous book chapters, and over 500 peer-reviewed research papers.