Professor Stephen Davis is the Professor of Translational Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne, Director of the Melbourne Brain Centre and Neurology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the President of the World Stroke Organization since 2012.
He is a past president of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) and the Stroke Society of Australasia (SSA). He has received numerous awards which have included the 2011 William Feinberg Award from the American Stroke Association, the Bethlehem Griffiths Foundation Research Medal in 2011, the 2012 E Graeme Robertson award by the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists, the 2012 Karolinska Award, and the 2014 JJ Wepfer Award. He was the recipient of an Order of Australia award in 2013.
His research has focussed on acute therapy for both ischaemic stroke and intracerebral haemorrhage, particularly the use of advanced imaging in selection of therapy. He is a consulting editor for Stroke and serves on editorial boards for Cerebrovascular Diseases, the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, the International Journal of Stroke and the Journal of Neuroimaging. He is the Principal Investigator of an NHMRC grant in Clinical Research Excellence at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, also an NHMRC Stroke Program Grant, has co-authored 3 books, numerous book chapters, and over 400 peer-reviewed papers.