Associate Professor James Middleton

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NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service


Associate Professor James Middleton is a clinician-researcher who has dedicated the last 20 years of his career to working in the area of spinal cord injury medicine, rehabilitation and research. He is currently Director of the NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service, Agency for Clinical Innovation, and previously Medical Director of Moorong Spinal Unit, Royal Rehabilitation Centre (1996-2006) and a staff specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital since 1994, having worked in the acute hospital, sub-acute rehabilitation centre and community outreach services. Blending a continuing clinical role and involvement in health service planning/delivery with his academic position, affords James a unique opportunity to translate research evidence into practice, service development, and quality health system improvements based on the life challenges he sees confronting people with spinal cord injury. James has authored or co-authored 37 original journal articles and five book chapters in the last five years in key specialist journals, with some cited more than 30 times. He chaired the Steering Committee, which established the Spinal Cord Injury Network in 2006, and subsequently became the inaugural Chair of their Clinical Trials Committee (2009-2011).